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Contemporary Path Tiling


A tiled pathway was once a popular method of forming a walkway from your homes front door to garden gate.

Over the years, other methods have come and gone, having seen success through a variety of reasons ranging from cost, ease of maintenance, DIY ability, design trends and simple ease of getting hold of material. So for example, gravel pathways are popular because they are ‘cost effective’. Patio slabs are popular because they are easy to get hold of at the local Garden Centre and Mono block is a more modern method that has become popular as part of front driveway paving that incorporates a space for car parking and the front entrance way. But traditional pathways of Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian homes in Scotland and the North of England used stunning tiling methods that created beautiful gateways to your home.

Tiled pathways were a popular choice of tiling for home pathways but over time, these beautiful tiling features of homes across the country have disappeared through a number of reasons including modern design trends and general lack of care. Stunning period homes have been left in states of disrepair by landlords more interested in monthly rental fees than preserving period features of homes and good old fashioned British Weather.

But don’t let that put you off. Pathway tiling can form a great method of providing aesthetic beauty to your home while offering practical usage. Outdoor tiling forms a hard wearing material that is perfect for pathways. And with contemporary tiling designs, your home exterior can be greatly enhanced by a pathway.

At Were, we have built our business on a recipe of quality, honesty and results. The work we do for our customers has seen us grow through referrals, recommendations and positive reviews on popular sites such as Facebook and Google.

If you have been thinking of having your homes exterior garden pathway tiled and would like to know more then the simplest thing to do is to get in touch. Call Andrew today to discuss what you are looking for and we can talk through the options that will best work for you.

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.