Victorian Tiling Company Were Tiling
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Mosaic Restoration Tiler

Whatever your reasons for requiring a mosaic tile restoration project to take place, at Were Tiling, you are in safe hands.

We are one of the leading tile restoration companies covering Scotland and the North of England. As a true specialist tiler, we are fully trained and certified to work on the restoration of mosaic tiling features in period homes from the Victorian era.

Mosaic tiling was a common style from the Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian eras therefore it is common to find these tiled designs in homes from that period. It is truly amazing how often we receive calls from new home owners who have simply lifted up an old carpet and found original mosaic tiling floors in need of restoration.

For tiling features that are over 100 years old, it is understandable that there will be loose tiles, cracked tiles caused by impact drops and of course, many decades of general grime and foot traffic which will have worn away and faded these truly impressive decorative tile designs.

What is involved in Mosaic Tile Restoration?

When we work for a customer, we take nothing for chance. Our goal is to deliver a high quality finish and as close to original mosaic tile restoration project for you. So when we begin, our first job is to analyse the substrate beneath the mosaic tiled floor.

This allows us to refit the tiles so that they can be fitted flat and flush with any tiles that do not need to be removed or replaced. While we will move heaven and earth to fully restore original tile pieces, there is often a situation where the tiles have simply been too badly damaged to be repaired. In this situation, we send a selection of the tiles to our tile supplier in London so that they can be precisely colour and style matched. Our aim is for any replacement tiles to be ‘invisible’ and simply look as if they were infact one of the original tiles that has been restored.

Once any tiles that need to be removed and refitted has been completed, we will carry out a deep clean of the tiling using specialist floor machines.

An example of Mosaic Tile Restoration

As you can see from the gallery below, the results that we can achieve from a mosaic tile restoration project can be something quite special.

The tiles in this restoration project were original Minton Tiles.

If you would like to speak to us about your mosaic tile restoration project then please call Andrew on 07932 716 716 or email

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.