Victorian Tiling Company Were Tiling
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Grout Restoration

The Victorian Mosaic Tiling features of so many homes across Scotland would have long since perished if not for the valiant job that the original grout has done to hold things together.

However, just like the tiles themselves, time can cause havoc with the grout that holds mosaic tiling together. As grout is a porous material, it will easily absorb grease, dirt and limescale over time.  It is also easily affected by wine spillages and food grease which can cause marks and dark patches in the joints between tiles.  Combined with impact damage, foot traffic vibrations, potential damp and cleaning chemical, the grout that hold things together can all to easily begin to fail.  At Were Tiling, we are tiling restoration specialists and a big part of the restoration work we do revolves around the grout work.  While complete restoration projects naturally receive new grout work, there are times when the grout simple needs to be restored.   If it has become stained over time because of acid formulated shampoos and soaps, we can re-colour it. We can seal the grout using a sealer to further protect it but this is dependent on where the tiling is in your home.

About Us

We are WERE: Specialist Mosaic, Encaustic and Geometric Tile Layers. Based in Edinburgh, we cover Scotland and North England for tile restoration work.

We provide a class leading Conservation & Contemporary Mosaic tile design, fitting and restoration service across the UK for domestic and commercial customers who are looking to restore their Historical Homes to their original glory or give them a new and modern geometric twist.

Originally based in Glasgow, we now operate from Edinburgh providing our Specialist Victorian, Edwardian & Georgian Tile Restoration Services across  Scotland (or as the Romans called it ‘Caledonia’) and North England. From above the Antonine Wall down to Hadrian’s Wall.

Our specialist work on tile restoration projects ranges from Domestic and Commercial Properties to Religious and Historic Buildings covering everything from the Victorian, Edwardian & Georgian era including PathwaysStepsVestibulesEntrancesHallwaysWally ClosesKitchens or Bathrooms.

We deliver restoration tiling to the highest quality for our customers in all areas of restoration and contemporary tile laying. As a leading specialist tiler in the UK, we are fully qualified to British Industry Standards (City & Guilds) and are also members of the Tile Association and The Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society. We want to ensure that our customers have peace of mind in what we do before we have even begun work on the restoration project.

If you would like to know more about grout restoration or any of the tile restoration work that we do, please contact us today.

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.