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All News

Victorian tile restoration.

Victorian tile restoration.

Victorian dust pressed geometric & encaustic tiled floors are not the easiest floor to restore, time and patience being key elements in there restoration not to mention a strong set of knees! Time on site can range from days to weeks with some work being carried out off site. The damage is often the same thing being seen time and time again, collapsing doorways, cracks, loose tiles, buried pipe runs and 130 years of grime. It's well worth restoring almost any of these old floors, they really are the centrepiece in any Victorian era building.




The name Minton is synonymous with this particular style of floor but there were other important manufacturers like Maw and Co, Craven Dunnills, Burmantofts and Godwins to name a few, we have probably worked on them all. If you scroll down to the very bottom left of the screen under 'All News' there are a few projects we have worked on recently, have look through them there is a little bit more information on how the work is carried out.

Victorian and Edwardian tiled floors were 'fixed' using a method known as monolithic fixing, the tiles were laid almost edge to edge and then beaten into the lime or later portland cement. Its debatable whether replacing larger sections or individual tiles is harder or easier. Most are essentially floating floors with the tiles themselves holding the floor together in the horizontal rather than being bonded to the substrate. Once a few tiles are out they can start to fall apart fairly rapidly and its not unusual to be able to be able to uplift a whole floor just with a flat scraper.


Our company supplies both reclaimed tiles and authentic reproduction tiles for our projects - encaustic tiles can be made specifically for your floor if an original cannot be sourced. This is normally at a fraction of the cost associated with this particular kind of tile and somewhere a reasonable amount of money can be saved.

I hope the info on the page is of interest and of use - we do not mind taking on small or large floors - all are of interest, we are often asked to just clean up a dull looking floor which are more than happy to do.

We undertake restoration work for the residential, commercial and ecclesiastical sectors please feel free to phone us on 01484 686270 or email us

Our Business is located between the M1 and M62 corridors which gives us easy access to:

Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Halifax, Sheffield, Wakefield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Leeds, Bradford, Pontefract, Wetherby, Boston Spa, Doncaster and Oldham.

Our service includes;

  • Restorative cleaning which aesthetically improves the floor and conserves for future generations.
  • Repair work to broken tiles, surface spalling problems, delamination, lifting and re-laying tiles including repairing damage to the substrate.
  • Replacing tiles with Victorian originals or quality reproductions.
  • Supply of reproduction copies of any encaustic tiles you have missing from your design.
  • Sealing the tiles with products which will protect the tile but which will not cause damage.
  • Cleaning, stripping and sealing tiles or natural stone floors.
  • Polishing tiles and natural stone floors.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Feel free to email an enquiry or telephone us, if you wish to send photographs please do so as a picture speaks a thousand words!


  • For a look at a Victorian tile restoration work we have carried out click here
  • Another job we carried out in Wakefield click here
  • For a more simple cleaning and sealing job click here
  • And for another example click here

Typical works we carry out on these types of floor are;

  • Specialist tile cleaning revealing the true colour of your floor.
  • Restoring old Victorian tiled floors by removing old wax, bitumen and paint.
  • Sealing using sub surface or topical sealants dependant on suitability.
  • Repairs we will repair and replace missing or damaged sections.

For further information and a no obligation chat please phone 01484 686270 or alternatively email us click here.