Oded: ‘We were looking for the quality and style we knew from our previous home, but with a brighter colour scheme and pattern due to the fact that the hallway is slightly narrower and darker (north facing) than in our previous home.’
Oded: ‘I am originally from Israel, and have always lived in houses where the floor was stone or tiles. We both like the traditional look and knew that a Victorian house was right for us and would be enhanced by a Victorian tiled floor, which is both stylish and belongs in such a space.’
‘It is so important to use high quality tiles and allow yourself to be bold in design like the Victorians were.’
We agree, Victorian Floor Tiles are tricky to install and it’s important to get it right. Andrew O’Sullivan from London has been installing Victorian Floor Tiles for over 12 years and knows all the ins and outs of fitting these tiles.
Andrew: ‘It’s imperative that a professional fixer is contracted to install a Victorian floor. I would go a step further and advise that clients should hire one with experience of working with Original Style Victorian Floor Tiles.’
Laying a Victorian Floor takes a lot of skill and careful precision and planning. Andrew starts by laying out the tiles prior to fixing them as below:
‘Achieving symmetry when installing the product is key to a successful installation and this will be determined at design stage. Likewise when installing the border, there is a key skill involved which ensures that no overlapping occurs. For example where squares are incorporated on the diamond on the border pattern, each corner should ideally have a single diamond, no overlapping or touching diamonds.'
‘This would apply also where triangle shapes are the key feature of the border. This takes careful preparation to achieve and experience of having worked with the product.’
If you’re considering a Victorian Floor Tile feature in your home and don’t know where to start, try our Tile Visualiser. This tool all allows you experiment with different colours and patterns in a range of rooms throughout the home.
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