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Victorian Floor Tiles and Their Home Design Benefits

Nov 3rd 2014 at 10:58 PM

Victorian floor tiles are as British as you can get. Not only are they reminiscent of the elegance of historic buildings and churches, they also add sophistication and a nice touch of traditional grace, even to modern homes. A lot of people are fond of Victorian floor tiles, reason they are still very much in use even in modern architecture. If you want to add a bit of Victorian charm to your home, these patterned tiles give you the chance to make your floors look as timeless as church floors and building walls from the 1800s.

While history is not clear on the origin of these distinctive patterns, they came around the same time as Victorians were getting influence from Eastern Oriental cultures. The fusion between the two unique cultures resulted in beautiful Victorian patterns that are still prevalent in today's modern floor designs. Victorian floor tiles are historically used as status symbols, found in the homes of the rich and the famous. It was not until the end of the 1800s that these tiles began to go into mass-production, making them more affordable to middle classes, who immediately jumped in on the opportunity to copy the style of those in higher social classes.

Their complex, geometric patterns set Victorian floor tiles apart from other types of flooring materials. They can be used in any number of combinations, which allows designers and homeowners to create unique patterns to add a wow factor to a property. They are perfect to use in hallways and pathways and most any other areas of the home where you want to create a unique flooring pattern. Some traditional designs include Cambridge, Chatsworth, and Blenheim patterns, which add a certain touch of classic elegance to any space.

Today's Victorian tiles come in a wide range of styles, designs, patterns, materials, and formats. Some come as individual tiles for mosaic-style in-laying while others come fitted in a sheet for easier installation. Good designer shops and luxury bathroom suppliers offer high-quality Victorian tiles at the most reasonable prices, offering you a nice alternative to usual flooring implements.

Victorian floor tiles are a great choice for home use not only because of their unique designs and patterns, but because of their maintenance benefits. Unlike other floor surfaces, Victorian tiles are very easy to clean and maintain with regular sweeping and occasional washing.

About The Author:

 

This article is written by Giles Lever, who is the MD of Livinghouse. Livinghouse is one of the UK's leading luxury bathroom and bath fittings suppliers. They have a wide range of luxury bathroom suites, designer bathroom furniture, modern bathroom electrical fittings, steam room shower generators, wet room drains and a much more. In past two decades, they have successfully led the market with their unique collection of contemporary bathroom design.

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