Victorian Tiling Company Were Tiling
qest craft scholar for Victorian Tiling

Front Door Steps Tiling

‘Making an entrance’ is a commonly used term for how one would arrive in a room.  But on this occasion, it is all about making a homes entrance really stand out.

We are of course talking about the geometric tiling of a front entrance steps.

Homes across the historic cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle etc all feature proud sandstone buildings from the Edwadian, Georgian and Victorian eras.  These beautiful buildings are a sight to behold.  But due to a lack of care and attention, outside steps tiling features of so many of these homes have ‘fallen by the wayside’

At Were, our passion for restoration and conservation of Victorian Geometric tiling for the likes of front steps and entrance ways burns strongly.

We are a qualified, certified specialist tiler that can work on the proper conservation repairs of these types and styles of tiling feature for your home.

A specialist tiler is more than just a fancy name for a tiler that deals in older tiling restoration.  It means that we have been trained in the ‘art’ of dealing with the conservation and restoration of tiling from a bygone era.  When things were done differently.

The tiles in these original homes come from famous names like Minton and Maw & Co.  Beautiful, high quality tiles made to last.  These are not just an older variation of what you might pick up at the local hardware store.  These are something altogether different and as such, require a different type of tiling.

This is why so many tilers will stay away from this type of tiling work – because it requires a clearly laid out strategy to create the mosaic designs and patterns, time consuming patience and experience and understanding of how to deal with these tiles that covers everything from how to carefully remove and restore existing tiles to the delicate balance of colour and style matching to replace any tiles that have become to badly damaged to be reused.

If you would like to know more about our front door step tiling services across Scotland and the North of England, please contact me by calling 07932 716 716 or by emailing

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.