Patterned tiles were a popular choice throughout the Victorian era, which is why decorative designs look so at home in older properties. Whether you’re hoping to restore or recreate a traditional Victorian tile front path or hallway, or to sympathetically renovate the bathroom or kitchen in a period home, our extensive patterned tile selection will have options to suit. Victorian tiles were typically produced in a small, square format, and used to create graphic motifs framed by complementing borders and corners. Rich colours and strong accent shades defined the designs, with heritage shades sitting alongside strong monochrome combinations.
For a classic Victorian tile that will never date, look to our Regent collection, which combines rust-red, cream and black for a warm yet restrained palette that would have been typical at the time. The tile patterns and colourways are incredibly versatile, and can be combined to create an array of different floor or wall designs. The mosaics, borders and corners in this collection are supplied on mesh-backed sheets, which makes them even easier to install. Their high-grip, non-slip finish also makes them a great choice for hallway tiles, front pathways and bathroom flooring.
To achieve a more delicate take on a classic Victorian tile, try the Mallory range. These patterned porcelain tiles feature subtle decorative motifs in gentle shades such as powder-blue, sage and taupe, with accents of charcoal for definition. Available in four different designs, these elegant designs are ideal for adding some understated ornamentation, or infusing a modern space with a touch of tradition. We love to see these used as kitchen wall tiles, either between upper and lower units or extending all the way to the ceiling. They’re also a great way to give a compact cloakroom some personality.
If you’re in love with the idea of Victorian tiles, but aren’t sure if they’ll look right in your home, try a tile that draws on a fusion of influences, such as the Freya Decor range. Inspired by both Victorian and Moroccan tiles, this collection comprises softer colours and black accents, and combines the allure of encaustic tiles with the durability of hardwearing porcelain. This means, like their traditional Victorian counterparts, these patterned tiles are perfect for high-traffic areas, and will look good for many years to come.