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Why tiled hallways are ideal for wet winter boots

Whether it is the snow, the ice of just lots and lots of rain.  When you go out and about during the winter months, you will always have dripping wet boots on your return.

This is where a tiled hallway is an ideal solution compared to carpets or wooden floorboards.  You don’t have to worry about the damp patches warping the wood or creating wet rotten carpet.

In Scotland and North England, it rains a lot.  So having a practical yet beautiful and usable hallway that is tiled in a stunning mosaic pattern style is the ideal solution.  It’s not like it is a new invention. After all, Victorian hallway tiling was originally installed by homeowners as a practical, hygienic and decorative feature.

The mosaic and geometric tiled patterns were designed to create a wow factor for guests while a simple bucket and mop cleaning process was all that was required to keep them hygienically clean.

Over time of course, so many home owners ripped up, boarded over or laid carpet over their original Victorian hallway tiled floors, primarily for the heating benefits.  But now with modern central heating systems, homeowners are looking to repair, restore and reproduce their homes original styled Victorian tiled hallways.

At Were Tiling, we are a specialist restoration tiler.  From conservation to contemporary tiling in mosaic or geometric styles, we can restore or replicate to your specific needs.

Based in Glasgow but covering all of Scotland and the North of England, our services as one of the leading tile restoration companies are high in demand.   To discuss your specific Victorian, Edwardian or Georgian tile restoration project, please call Andrew on 07932 716 716 or email

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.