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Mosaic Storm Door Vestibule Tiling

The storm door may act as a primary defence against the winter winds that so frequently batter down against homes across Scotland and the North of England, but it can, and has, also served a double purpose.  A decorative feature that can act as a powerful visual statement for those entering your home.  We are of course talking about mosaic tiled storm door vestibules.

We are Were, a specialist tiler that works on the conservation, restoration and repair of mosaic tiling for homes across Scotland and the North of England.  From our humble beginnings in Glasgow, we have grown to become one of the UK’s leading restoration tiling specialists being called on through recommendations and referrals from new customers in the likes of Newcastle, Edinburgh and into the smaller Towns and Villages of Scotland.

Mosaic tiled storm door spaces were once a popular choice for owners of Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian homes.  Protecting the main door from the harsh wind and rain while acting as an extra space that can be used for wet coats, boots and umbrellas.  It meant that a tiled floor was the best material choice to deal with the heavy foot traffic and wet dripping items left in the space.

But rather than just a few simple tiles, so many of these homes went for a more beautiful solution and featured intricate mosaic tiling designs that acted as a statement to those entering the home.

Beautiful designs ranging from floral designs to those incorporating the name of the property (or house number) were common.

But over the years, more and more of these stunning mosaic storm door vestibules have been ripped up or covered over.

Thankfully there is a growing revival and demand for these tiling features.  New home owners who have moved into a beautiful Victorian home and have discovered a hidden gem right under their feet are looking for a specialist conservation tiling expert to carefully replace, restore and refit their mosaic tiling entrance ways to their former glory.

If you are one of these homeowners who wants to discuss the restoration and refitting of your mosaic storm door entrance way, 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.