Mathematical Tiles were produced from the early 18th century as a cheap substitute for brick or where structurally it would have been unsuitable. They come in a variety of natural clay colours such as red and cream, but also in a black lead glaze.
Companies supplying goods or services for Mathematical Tiles
Aldershaw Handmade Tile Ltd make a number of tradtional clay products, and use the local Wealden clay. Products include handmade peg tiles, Cambridge mix tiles, oast house tiles, ornamental tiles, roof finials, floor tiles and mathematical tiles.
The Bulmer Brick and Tile Company make a variety of washed clay cutting bricks and moulded bricks in a variety of shapes, including rubbed brick, gauged brick, Suffolk whites, floor tiles and mathematical tiles.
Kent Conservation & Restoration Ltd KCR
11 Harrison Drive,
Kent ME17 1BZ
Tel 01622 859794
Kent Conservation & Restoration was founded by master craftsman Richard Flegg in 2005, the culmination of a family heritage of builders, going back many generations. The skills have been passed on - and today, the company is proud to have built a team of like-minded professionals, all with a sympathetic passion for traditional, long-established building techniques. KCR is now considered to be amongst the leading lime mortar brickwork specialists in the United Kingdom - and thus much of the company’s work is gained by reputation and recommendation. Services include lime mortar brickwork, historic brickwork repairs, repointing and cleaning, gauged brickwork, tuckpointing and mathematical tiling.
A family owned and operated business, based in Ashford, Kent, Spicer Tiles specialise in the production of hand made clay peg tiles and fittings. Their tiles display all the hallmarks of a hand made product, subtle variations of size and texture and even foldmarks in the clay, unique features which can only be produced by hand.
They also make terracotta floor tiles, and can make the following to order ; oast tiles, mono ridge, mathematical tiles, mansard tiles and ornamental tiles.