Victorian Tiling Company Were Tiling
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Mosaic Entrance Vestibule Tiling

The Entrance Vestibules of homes from the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian era would so frequently be made of some of the most stunning mosaic tile designs you have ever seen.

Intricate mosaic designs covering lettering, numbers, vines, flowers, motifs and so much more.  The intricate mosaic designs were truly something to be seen and were a statement for those that walked through entrance vestibules that contained them.

Sadly time is an enemy to us all and throughout the grand homes of Glasgow, Newcastle and Edinburgh, one by one, these stunning mosaic tiling features have been the victims of a lack of proper maintenance, excessive foot traffic, the vibration of increased road traffic and of course the weather that so frequently hits Scotland and the North of England.

This poor maintenance, combined with previous decades ‘styles’ has led to so many of these mosaic entrance vestibules having been ripped up, tiled over, carpeted or boarded up.

Thankfully, there is a growing trend for homeowners who are wanting to return their homes entrance vestibules to their former glory and look to restore these mosaic tiling features.

But who do you call in a situation like this?  A specialist tiler in the conservation of mosaic tiling. We are Were and we have been trained and are fully qualified and certified to work on these beautiful mosaic tiling patterns and designs.

We understand the step by step processes involved and required in the restoration of entrance way tiling.  From the uplifting and restoration of the existing, damaged tiles to the refitting of them, ensuring that we maintain the original mosaic designs.

Our skills have seen us grow from a local specialist tiler in Glasgow to having our services called upon by referrals and recommendations from customers up and down Scotland and into the North of England.  Clients who have required the restoration of their homes original mosaic tiling features, returned to their former glory.

And if you have a mosaic tiled entrance vestibule that you are considering being restored, please contact Andrew on 07932 716 716 or by emailing

You will always find a friendly and knowledgeable tiler on the other end of the line and we can talk you through the entire process of restoration tiling, what is involved and the timescales involved.

We look forward to hearing from 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.