What are tessellated tiles?
Tessellated tiles are known for their beautiful geometric patterns and are often found in the flooring of Australian heritage homes.
One of the big upsides of tessellated tiles is that they come with unlimited potential for different designs. It’s a way to pay homage to the past while still giving your home a unique look.
Tessellated tiles come in different colours and sizes and are made up of a tile border, a tile filler, and a tile pattern.
But not all tessellated tiles are the same.
The best quality is achieved when they are made from vitrified porcelain. That makes them durable, waterproof and resistant to scratches, which is important in the areas of your home that have a lot of foot traffic.
What are some common tesselated patterns?
The patterns that are available for you to choose from range from the traditional to the contemporary. We’ve worked with them all.
Here are just some of the patterns we’ve laid in Melbourne homes:
- Fitzroy tessellated pattern
- Nottingham tessellated pattern
- Glasgow tessellated pattern
- Leeds tessellated pattern
- Octagon and dots pattern
- Checkerboard tessellated pattern
- Liverpool tessellated pattern
Where should you have tesselated tiles?
The beauty of tessellated tiles is that they can be placed anywhere in and around your home. They will look as good in your kitchen and bathroom as they will in and around your garden.
Because the tiles can be arranged as required, you can easily use tessellated tiles for pathways without having to worry about corners and curves.
What if you don’t have a heritage home? Not a problem. There are enough patterns and colours available to match any modern architecture, so you don’t have to worry that it’ll look out of place.
We have installed tessellated tiles in many different homes across Melbourne and the surrounding areas, so we’re happy to advise on which designs could work with your home
Match tessellated patterns with your home
Contemporary homes come in all shapes and sizes. But if you live in a heritage home, then you might want some tessellated tiles that are consistent with the architecture.
And here are some of the Federation-era tilings we’ve worked with:
Georgian homes from 1788-1840 tend to be minimal in design and use monochromatic colours. We would recommend simple black and white tiling to complement the rational style.
Victorian homes from 1840-1890 range from simple to decorative, depending on the year they were built. We often recommend more intricate patterns with contrasting colour schemes.
Homes from the Federation era in 1890-1915 often use a natural colour scheme. We recommend that you use an octagon and dot pattern which was very popular at the time.
Heritage homes are all over Australia, including our city of Melbourne. If you’re lucky enough to be the owner of one such home, then tessellated tiling is a great addition.
We’ve rounded up some of the most common questions our customers ask us about tessellated tiles so you know what you’re getting into.
If you’d like to discuss something bespoke, then you’re always welcome to give us a call on 0414 555 433