We have a huge range of classic and contemporary Victorian front door tiles for you to choose from. From traditional black & white chequerboard patterns and striking red & black designs to ever-popular octagon & dot styles, intricate mosaics and contemporary motifs, your porch can be expertly tiled in an array of designs and colours to create stunning visual accents that will transform your front doorstep and home’s kerb appeal.
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- What Are Victorian Tiles?
Victorian tiles are a type of decorative tile dating back to the Victorian era (1837-1901). They feature intricate patterns and designs and are often used for flooring, walls and other decorative purposes. Some of the key characteristics of Victorian tiles include rich, deep colours; elaborate patterns including geometric shapes, floral mosaics and decorative borders; handcrafted styles including embossed or relief surfaces and natural materials like clay, ceramic and stone. Combining different colours, patterns and materials on floors, walls and fireplaces is a popular way to achieve an eclectic, decorative look.
- What Tiles Are Suitable For A Porch?
When choosing Victorian tiles for a porch, it is best to opt for tiles that are durable, slip-resistant, and weather-resistant in addition to being decorative. Some of the most popular Victorian options for outdoor porch tiles include encaustic tiles with intricate geometric patterns and floral designs; quarry tiles that have an earthy, rustic appearance with a natural terracotta look; patterned clay tiles in geometric, floral or mosaic designs; ceramic tiles in rich deep colours; and natural stone tiles such as slate, granite, limestone and sandstone.
- What Are Victorian Tiles Made Of?
Natural clays, ceramics and stones were the most fashionable, ornate options for traditional Victorian tiles. Clay was a very common tile material, and encaustic, ceramic and quarry tiles in rich colours and patterns were among the most popular, as were glass or mosaic patterns. Slate, granite, limestone and sandstone were the main natural stones used for their durability and texture. Hand-painted ceramic tiles with floral and nature designs were popular in the late Victorian period. Concrete Victorian tiles are a more affordable and durable option, particularly for outdoor use.
- How Long Do Victorian Tiles Last?
Victorian tiles have a reputation for durability, and many original Victorian floors can still be found in historic buildings today. If you choose to install Victorian floor tiles in your home, you should be guaranteed many years of enjoyment in your home. With proper care and maintenance, these tiles can last for many generations, providing a timeless and elegant flooring option. The lifespan of your Victorian tiles largely depends on factors such as the type of material used, the quality of the installation, your maintenance regime and amount of usage.
- How Do I Care For Victorian Tiles?
Victorian tiles are beautiful and intricate, and with proper care and regular maintenance, you can maintain their original charm and durability for many years. To care for your floor, regularly sweep or vacuum the surface to remove loose dirt, and clean with a mild detergent solution, avoiding the use of harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that could damage the surface. Address any stains promptly with a proprietary cleaner. Take care to avoid excessive moisture, so clean up any spills promptly and don’t drench the floor when cleaning. Regularly clean the grout lines with a mild grout cleaner. If your Victorian tiles are severely damaged or discoloured, consider consulting a professional tile restoration specialist.
- Why Choose Us?
At Victorian Tilers Surrey, we have 15+ years’ professional experience in all types of authentic Victorian floor tile installations for both interior and exterior surfaces in and around your property. As your local experts and accomplished craftsmen, our tiling specialists design, supply and install your Victorian porch tiles to the highest quality, hand laying each tile with meticulous attention to detail, no matter how complex the design. Please get in touch to discuss your ideas for your porch floor tiles and to arrange for a free no-obligation quote.