Although the modern trend is for tiling both the walls and floors in bathrooms, a period bathroom offers the potential for a far more open and relaxed style.
Unless you were in a large Georgian Home or Victorian Villa you wouldn’t have had a toilet in your home, let alone a bathroom in your home. Most people went to the local Pond or Victorian Bath House. Initially period style bathrooms in tenements would have been put in on bare or painted floorboards.
Today, you’ll find a wide choice of different geometric floor patterns or tiles. These have been based on the Victorian Hallways and Vestibules and paths that were a common in the period. Why not treat yourself to a feature floor? This is easy to achieve with geometric patterns in a range of different Victorian-inspired motifs and patterns.
Our main supplier is Winkelmans tiles are geometric and encaustic (patterned) clay tiles. Manufactured in very much the same way as they were in Victorian times, our tiles are amazingly versatile and extremely hard-wearing. Perfect for bathrooms, decorative walls and splashbacks.
Shapes, sizes and colours
Winkelmans tiles are available in more shapes and colours than other ranges of geometric tiles – up to 25 stunning colours for the most popular square, triangle and rectangle tile shapes. The range also includes octagon and hexagon tiles, round edge tiles, skirting tiles and step tred tiles.
Fully vitrified, so extremely hard-wearing and frost resistant
Winkelmans tiles are the only range of geometric tiles available in the UK that are fully vitrified. This means they have a very low porosity: they are frost resistant, suitable for interior and exterior use and, under normal circumstances, they do not require sealing. They are equally suitable for use in dry or humid atmospheres and can even be used to line swimming pools.
The tiles are scratch and stain resistant, they may be used in areas of heavy traffic and compared to other types of decorative floor floors they have a very long-life expectancy. Many Victorian and Edwardian floors are still going strong and looking good over a century after they were laid – there is no reason why you should not expect well over 50 years’ use from your Winkelman’s tiled floor.
Our geometric tiles are incredibly versatile: because the design is created by combining individual tiles of varying shapes, colours and sizes, there’s almost no limit to the effect you can achieve. You can choose one of our established traditional designs (all available in a multitude of colour combinations), recreate an alternative period look, or design a bespoke and original pattern specifically for your home.
When picking your ideal floor… Don’t under-estimate the importance of the border when you plan your new pathway or floor. The border frames the geometric design within, the right choice of colours and shapes will help to show your project off to its best effect. Borders also have a very practical purpose in that they can be used to offset the effect of an odd, shaped floor, ensuring that the repeated geometric pattern is centred on the space available.
Border designs are created by combining individual tiles of varying shapes, colours and sizes, so there’s almost no limit to the effect you can achieve. You can choose one of our traditional patterns or create your own original, bespoke design. Please contact us if you would like some design advice for your project.
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