Victorian tiled floor restoration, repair and tiling across London, Hampshire and Surrey
If you are lucky enough to have an original Victorian geometric tiled path outside your home, or a floor inside your property, then much can be done to restore its condition.
Likewise, if you would like an entirely new reproduction Victorian-style floor laid, then I can help too.
I’m Paul Johnson, and today, tilers such as myself dedicate our working lives to Victorian tiled floor restoration, bringing back distressed, damaged and crumbling Victorian original floors to their former glory.
It is unlikely that Victorian builders who laid thousands of floors between the 1860s and 1920 gave much thought to what would have happened to their work by the 21st century. I don’t believe they could have predicted that their floors would survive 150 years of wear and tear, let alone have become a desired feature in the homes of people across the UK.
At the start of the Victorian era, geometric tiled floors were only seen in churches, public buildings and the houses of the wealthy, but by 1890, these beautiful floors had become an essential feature in even ordinary Victorian houses. By the 1960s, most of these original floors, now seen as old-fashioned and dated in their style, were covered over.
And they remained largely unseen for several decades until now, when once again their beauty, durability and style is appreciated.
Victorian tiled floor restoration
It is possible to restore Victorian geometric tiled floors that are faded, filthy, covered in cement and paint, crumbling, and even those with large channels dug through them to put in pipes for central heating. Each floor needs to be assessed on a case by case basis, but before you write your floor off, let me take a look at it.
Exterior paths are often in poor condition due to years of exposure to the elements. But just like interior floors, there is a lot that can be done to restore and re-lay them. An exterior pathway is worth saving, if possible, as it upgrades the appearance of the property and can add to your property’s value.
New ‘original’ Victorian floors
Thanks to modern manufacturers of geometric floor tiles, it is possible to lay an authentic-looking Victorian tiled floor. There is almost an infinite number of patterns and colours available, with many of my clients choosing modern hues such as greys and blues to create tiled floors with a contemporary feel.
Call now to discuss your Victorian tiled floor requirements: 07768 396 354
I can help with
- Original Victorian tiled floor repair.
- Original Victorian tiled floor restoration.
- Brand new authentic floors in Victorian style.
- Exterior tiled paths and steps.
As seen in the Metro newspaper!
I was thrilled when one of my client’s properties appeared in the Metro newspaper and she mentioned me by name (and this website) for my work on restoring her original tiled Victorian floor. She now rents her property as a location house for television commercials and editorial photoshoots, so perhaps one day the floor I restored will make it onto TV screens too.
Many thanks to all of you who got in touch with me following the article.