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Floors : Encaustic Tiles & Geometric Tiles

A number of companies still make encaustic and geometric floor tiles. They also have expertise in restoring existing floors or reinstating missing elements. Encaustic tiles have an indentation which is filled with coloured, liquid clay slip, which is scrapped back when dry and fired. They were popular as a decorative form of floor tile in the medieval period .Geometric tiles are unglazed tiles cut to geometric shapes to create floor patterns. Both encaustic tiles and geometric tiles were extensively used in the 19th century Gothic Revival for churches, hallways and domestic footpaths.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Floors : Encaustic Tiles & Geometric Tiles
Original Style Limited
Falcon Road, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter, England, EX2 7LF.
Tel 01392 473000 Fax 01392 473003
Email: info@originalstyle.com
Website: www.originalstyle.com
Original Style is one of the UK's leading ceramic tile manufacturers, specialising in quality floor and wall tiles, glass tiles, mosaics and natural stone tiles for residential and commercial projects whether brand new developments or period renovations. Original Style’s Victorian floor tiles collection offers a beautiful range of geometric floor tiles. These dust pressed, unglazed ceramic tiles have been reproduced directly from Nineteenth Century pattern books. The collection is ideal for the restoration of period properties, such as authentic Victorian and Edwardian style residences.
The Mosaic Restoration Company Ltd
Unit 2 Egerton Close, Drayton Fields Industrial Estate, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 8PE
Tel 01788 510000
Email: info@mosaicrestoration.co.uk
Website: mosaicrestoration.co.uk
With over 25 years experience The Mosaic Restoration Company carries out their mosaic work throughout the UK and Europe. They have large stocks of new and salvaged materials, to enable them to conserve and restore existing or fabricate new mosaics in marble, ceramic and glass, including Victorian and Edwardian floor tile restoration. Noteworthy projects include BBC Broadcasting House, Royal Courts of Justice, Victoria Baths Manchester, Glasgow City Chambers, RICS HQ London, Bar Convent York, Manchester Town Hall and the National Portrait Gallery. The workshop is available to visitors by appointment to see works in progress.
Fired Earth, see website Telephone 0845 366 040 Website: www.firedearthshop.com
Terrafirma Tiles, High Street Stockbridge SO20 6HF Telephone 01264 810 315 Fax 01264 810166 Website: www.terrafirmatiles.co.uk