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Victorian/Edwardian geometric tiles.....

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TDiddy Thu 06-Aug-09 11:53:40

We're looking for reproduction Victorian/Edwardian geometric tiles. Prefer for them to come already configured into a pattern, rather than asking the tiler to lay hundreds of separate squares and triangles.... Any recommendations?

VulpusinaWilfsuit Thu 06-Aug-09 11:58:59

What you want is Encaustic Tiles. Minton made them originally and some of the few companies left in the Potteries (Stoke on Trent) still make them.

I found this company but from Shropshire... I imagine you can buy them in most reputable tile shops but lots of Factory shops in Stoke sell them also (try Johnson's?).

VulpusinaWilfsuit Thu 06-Aug-09 12:00:54

Hmm. Those have to be laid individually. I bet there are reproduction full size ones somewhere but they probably don't look so nice...

trixymalixy Thu 06-Aug-09 12:12:07

Sounds like your house is going to be lovely TDiddy!!!

My in laws had repro geometric tiles laid, they cost ££££££!! They do have to be laid individually and they needed a specialist tiler.

They do look nice, but a bit brand new looking, I personally would go for reclaimed if i was spending that amount of money.

VulpusinaWilfsuit Thu 06-Aug-09 12:13:14

specialist in London here No connections btw, just trying to support the local tile makers up here in Stoke!

TDiddy Thu 06-Aug-09 12:14:08

many thanks. The builder said that he heard of them prelaid on a sort of single sort of very good replica I guess.

TDiddy Thu 06-Aug-09 20:27:56

The builder just emailed me this website with SHEETED VICTORIAN MOSIAC TILES . Looks like a good cheat!

TDiddy Thu 06-Aug-09 20:56:32

Here is my favourite one so far. Apparently they are pre-laid so that your tiler can't mess it up. Plus it should cost less to do it this way.

trixymalixy Thu 06-Aug-09 21:20:08

Ooh, that looks great!!

Have you contacted them about prices TDiddy?

TDiddy Thu 06-Aug-09 22:10:38

Trixy - I will call them tomorrow. But my builder was saying that it would be much m,uch cheaper to lay the cheat tiles as well as less reliant on the tiler's skill.

trixymalixy Thu 06-Aug-09 22:14:27

Come back and tell us how much. I have unfortunately just bought tiles for my hall as we ruled out encaustic tiles as too dear, but would be really interested to know.

TDiddy Thu 06-Aug-09 22:25:21

Hmmm- I don't want to torture you if they are reasonably priced. Would you be able to return if you they were the bargain of the century? I am sure that you got nice ones anyway.

trixymalixy Thu 06-Aug-09 22:35:41

We have bought very nice tiles so won't be too tortured!!

jemart Thu 06-Aug-09 22:43:28

these are fab

TDiddy Thu 06-Aug-09 23:11:48

they look great thanks. DO you know whether they do the tiles on pre-laid mesh so as to mjake tiling job easy and uniform? thx

TDiddy Fri 07-Aug-09 10:47:47

*trixymalixy *- the supplier is on holiday (!) but I have emailed him to ask him for prices for his prelaid Mosaic tiles. Will update you as soon as I hear.

TDiddy Fri 07-Aug-09 20:27:44

I spoke top the supplier's accountant and I could only get a VERY ROUGH price as to what these sorts of tiles cost. He said that it is in the range of GBP 100 per square metre but you could probably get trade discopunt and it depends on which sort of tile. he wasn't sure but I forced him to get a very rough estimate.

I alo learned that each tile is made up of serveral small tilese with tape over them. SO the tiler is able to lay several tiles in one go and then the tape is lifted. Will update you.

trixymalixy Fri 07-Aug-09 22:59:33

I thought it would be in the region of £100/sqm. Our tiles were about 1/2 that so don't feel too put out!!

TDiddy Fri 07-Aug-09 23:16:27

And I am sure that you got some very nice tiles.

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