We spoke with Oded Shomroni from Northampton who preferred to make the most out of the space in his hallway. Oded and his associate Robert Sprott determined to make a welcoming but placing entrance with our Victorian Floor Tiles, with help from Victorian Floor tiler Andrew O’Sullivan.
Oded: ‘This property is a Victorian residence with some 1930’s additions and it was in desperate want of redecoration and modernisation. As perfectly as updating the tiles, the flooring, skirting and even the doorways essential alternative!’
Oded and Robert moved into their new home earlier in the calendar year. They cherished their Victorian Floor Tiled hallway in their earlier dwelling so considerably, they couldn’t wait to set up one more in their new residence. When it came to selecting tiles, Oded and Robert utilised one of our shops, International Tiles, primarily based in Epsom.
Oded: ‘We opted for a Victorian tile floor in our earlier house and loved the final result. It developed a wonderful fashionable hallway which sets the tone for the full home. So when we moved to this residence we knew we desired yet another Victorian tile floor!’
The hallway is a wonderful place to incorporate a splash of color this can make an spot really feel lighter much too. Our Victorian Floor Tile patterns can be designed in a wide variety of colourways and we enjoy how Oded and Robert chose contemporary colors for a fashionable twist on the standard.
Oded: ‘We have been hunting for the good quality and design we knew from our preceding property, but with a brighter color plan and pattern due to the point that the hallway is marginally narrower and darker (north facing) than in our earlier property.’
Oded: ‘I am at first from Israel, and have normally lived in properties wherever the floor was stone or tiles. We each like the common look and understood that a Victorian house was correct for us and would be enhanced by a Victorian tiled floor, which is both equally elegant and belongs in these types of a area.’
‘It is so crucial to use higher top quality tiles and allow for your self to be bold in design like the Victorians were being.’
Oded: ‘The floor have to be laid by an seasoned and professional tiler. It is various to any other tiling work. I would not permit anybody but Andrew do this project. An skilled tiler can give tips on which patterns operate very well in particular spaces as nicely as lay the floor to conceal or get over the unavoidable issues that occur exactly where such a floor is fitted.’
We concur, Victorian Floor Tiles are difficult to put in and it is significant to get it right. Andrew O’Sullivan from Northampton has been setting up Victorian Floor Tiles for around 12 years and knows all the ins and outs of fitting these tiles.
Andrew: ‘It’s essential that a experienced fixer is contracted to set up a Victorian floor. I would go a step even further and advise that purchasers should really retain the services of a single with encounter of doing the job with Authentic Design Victorian Floor Tiles.’
Laying a Victorian Floor will take a lot of ability and thorough precision and planning. Andrew starts off by laying out the tiles prior to fixing them as under:
‘Achieving symmetry when installing the merchandise is key to a prosperous installation and this will be determined at style and design phase. Likewise when installing the border, there is a crucial skill involved which ensures that no overlapping occurs. For case in point in which squares are integrated on the diamond on the border pattern, every single corner should preferably have a solitary diamond, no overlapping or touching diamonds.’
‘This would use also where by triangle shapes are the crucial characteristic of the border. This normally takes cautious preparation to reach and practical experience of obtaining labored with the products.’
If you are looking at a Victorian Floor Tile feature in your home and really do not know in which to commence, attempt our Tile Visualiser. This device all permits you experiment with diverse colours and designs in a vary of rooms in the course of the house. We also offer a CAD drawing service so you can truly visualise how a Victorian tiled floor will glance in your dwelling.