Using Victorian tiling in the kitchen

When choosing kitchen tiles for a traditional or period property, Victorian tiling can be a really good option. These are tiles designed to replicate Victorian patterns and styles, which can go hand in hand with any traditional or period property, and accentuate any period features your kitchen may have. But which type of Victorian tiling should you choose? And what are the effective options when using Victorian tiling in the kitchen?

What are the effective options for using Victorian tiling in the kitchen?

There are several different options available for stylish and practical Victorian tiling in your kitchen. These include:

  • Checkerboard tiling- black and white checkerboard tiling was used extensively throughout the Victorian period, and this really captures the essence and heart of any period property. The diagonal positioning, and the alternating colours also help to draw the eye towards the very edges of the room, helping small or narrow kitchen feel larger than they really are.
  • Victorian patterned tiles- floral and geometric tiles were popular Victorian tiling options. These generally have intricate details and are more “dainty” than contemporary patterned tiles. You may also find some fauna themed tiles too. If you don’t want your tiles to be overwhelming, you could alternate these with plain tiles, to create a feature wall or splash-back areas around your traditional style sink.
  • Terracotta floor tiles- another Victorian tradition is the use of terracotta floor tiles that are generally square in shape. These can be positioned diagonally or straight lay for an effective, rich and vibrant flooring option.

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