A home renovation can be both an exciting AND daunting task. With every panel that gets lifted, there is always a hold your breath moment to find what lies underneath.
But for every wall panel that can reveal disaster, there is also the ‘barn find’ of lifting up a carpet, lino floor or similar and finding original period mosaic or geometric floor tiling in your home.
The Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian eras were one of great expansion in the UK. Large sandstone buildings were erected, most of which still stand to this day and some of which still feature the original tiling.
Home renovations can through up all forms of discovery and the number of calls we have received over the years from excited customers who have lifted up the old carpet in the hallway to discover the original tiled flooring is high into the double digits.
Time can be a cruel enemy to us all
Just because you have discovered the original tiling in the hallway does not mean that it has been perfectly preserved. Time is a cruel enemy to us all and in Scotland and England where the rain falls thick and fas throughout the year, rising damp, impact drops and a whole host of other issues can cause damage to your hallways floor tiling.
If you live in an original Victorian style home then this page link below may be of use to you:
And if you would like to know more about what can be expected in the restoration of original Victorian Tiled Hallways, please check out this link:
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.
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.
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