VICTORIAN PATHS AND TILINGDESIGNS, BORDERS, EDGINGS AND STEPS
Geometric floor tiles are part of Britain’s heritage and were used originally to ornament medieval churches and monasteries and the houses of the aristocracy. Their popularity was enhanced in the 1830’s when the young Queen Victoria came to the throne, and they soon became one of the hallmarks of the Romantic movement.
Nostalgia for Victorian elegance has led to geometric tiled pathways becoming more and more popular, especially for period properties.
DESIGNING AND INSTALLING VICTORIAN PATHSYOUR VICTORIAN PATHWAY
Matching the correct materials and style to the front of a period property is a moral obligation to the history of the house. Many Victorian houses consisted of tiled pathways and hallways with a design, complimenting the detailing of period properties. What better way to enter a house than with a beautiful, intricately designed, tiled pathway that keeps the tradition of the property.
There are countless designs, tile sizes, borders, edging and step details that will enable your design to be unique.
A concrete base is normally installed and then the tiles are laid directly onto the base with exterior adhesive. The design is then followed, finishing with the borders. We use several suppliers that can either supply individual tiles or mosaic tile matts which speed up the installation process.
For an authentic finishing detail, rope top edging is a common addition, which compliments design.
Finally, the desired grouting is applied to the joints to finish the pathway.
From simple designs to geometric masterpieces, our Greenscape Gardens experienced tilers can assist with every aspect of a Victorian pathway or step.