What era are Minton tiles?
Late Victorian and 20th century.
Is Minton china still made?
The Minton brand is now part of the Wedgwood family but is now retired. If you’re looking to upgrade your china set, discover the full Minton range below and order online.
Can you lay Victorian tiles yourself?
This is not a complete tiling manual. We recommend that Victorian tiles be installed by an experienced tile fitter. Satisfactory results of tile installation depend on a good, level surface, and the correct use of the adhesive surface. Laying directly into wet cement is not recommended.
How do you seal Victorian floor tiles?
Interior floors should be sealed with a non-permanent acrylic polish such as HG Protective Coating, Satin Finish. We do not recommend the use of permanent or impregnating sealers, as these can be impossible to remove. Exterior tiling should not be sealed as this may compromise the frost resistance.
Where are Minton tiles made?
Manufactured in Staffordshire by his company Minton & Co, the district was the perfect place to manufacture these Victorian tiles as coal and clay were readily available, and they had skilled workmen there due to the existing pottery industry.
What are Victorian tiles?
The iconic Victorian tiles were from the Victorian era, which was the period of Queen Victoria’s reign (June 1837 until her death in January 1901). The Victorian era was an era of many industrial innovations, including the mass production of architectural tiles designed initially for grander buildings but eventually were used in more modest homes.
What is the best colour for Victorian floor tiles?
Traditionally, Victorian floor tile colours included earthy tones with oranges, reds, and browns. However, more subtle shades are also now popular, such as modern light blues and greys of the Hampton Blue Floral range.
How long do Victorian tiles last?
The Victorian tiles proved to be incredibly hard-wearing and resilient – many are still in place after more than 150 years. As the knowledge of the importance of hygiene grew and the introduction of bathrooms and toilets in homes, Victorian tiles also became a practical and easy-to-clean solution.