Victorian Tiling Company Were Tiling
qest craft scholar for Victorian Tiling

Bar/Pub Mosaic Tiling

In a competitive environment such as Pubs and Bars, having a distinct feature such as mosaic tiling as part of your bars interior design can really help to set a high standard against the competition, attract repeat business and create a more welcoming environment for your customers.

Restoring original mosaic tiled flooring

Of course mosaic tiling is not a new fashion trend in interior design. So many Bars and Pubs across the UK once featured beautiful mosaic tiled floors however as with residential properties, these beautiful tiled features fell out of popularity and were ripped up or covered over with other flooring options.

As many pubs across the UK go through renovations in order to keep up with the competition, some are discovering that their original mosaic flooring is still in tact (though needs repair work). And that is where we come in. We are Were Tiling. A conservation and contemporary tiling specialist who provides tile restoration work on Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian tiling.

How do we tackle a mosaic tiling restoration project?
With any conservation project, we start by removing the original mosaic tiles from the damaged area so we can analyse the substrate. As mentioned previously mosaic mortar beds are more dense and solid than their geometric counterparts. So at this point we grind down the mortar so that the new tesserae can be installed flat and flush with the original mosaic tiles. We can then send the original tiles away to be matched by our supplier in London. Tracings and drawings of areas of repair are made so we can start cutting and making the mosaics to be installed. Then the cleaning can commence.

We do all our tile cleaning with a combination of Machine and hand cleaning. Using specialist floor machines, combined with diamond cleaning pads that only require water, although we do occasionally use cleaning products depending on the state of the floor. Once the floor has been stripped and cleaned. The floor is left to dry for 7 to 14 days. This is to let the base dry out and any efflorescence (salts) come to the surface of the floor. Once the base is dry we return to colour intensify and seal the floor.

Contemporary Mosaic tiled flooring

Not ever pub or bar in the UK has original mosaic tiled flooring just waiting to be discovered. And in this situation, we can create new mosaic tiled designs for you.
We are specialists in the design and fabrication of Contemporary Mosaic Floors. Our tile designs can encompass Roman, Byzantine and Classical Georgian, Victorian, or Edwardian periods.

We offer full-bespoke customisation of all designs, from colour-way to pattern scheme. Contact us to discuss your requirements. The large range of high quality ceramic tiles we stock, meet and exceed all EU standards, are suitable for interior and exterior use. With a comprehensive design consultancy service we are experts at supplying exquisite mosaic designs tiles for commercial projects across Scotland and England.

What Our Customers Say

Brian from Newcastle

We were replacing a carpet in our hall and discovered the original Victorian tiling was still there. Andrew came to our home, looked at the tiling and gave us a quote with no hassle. His attention to detail and careful and methodical approach are clear in the end results. We are so delighted with the work that he has done. We never thought about having a tiled hallway but we are more than delighted with the results and it has increased the value of our home considerably.

Andy from Glasgow

We were looking for our Storm Door area and hallway to have a matching contemporary geometric tile design to them. We want a modern take that worked with our period Victorian home. Andrew was one of three tilers we call. He was the only one who took any measurements and really looked at the set up that we wanted. We went Were because they seemed to know what they were talking about and we were impressed with their detailed quote breakdown. It meant we knew exactly what to expect. And the end result - we could not be more happy with the end results. Our hallway looks better than ever.