Our range includes subways in a wide range of traditional colours, plus authentic replicas of 150x150mm heritage feature tile designs. Suitable for a variety of period homes.
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Includes subways in a wide range of traditional colours, plus authentic replicas of 150x150mm heritage feature tile designs. Suitable for a variety of period homes.
ProductsThe best of our Fireplace and Heath tiles
FAQsFrequently asked questions.
What tiles are suitable for my period fireplace?
The hearth of a period fireplace may be tiled with a variety of products ranging from carrara marble to tessellated tiles and 150x150mm continuous encaustics, but the most popular was 150x75mm glazed ceramic tiles in rich colours such as emerald green, China blue and burgundy, with 150x150mm glazed decorative feature tiles set into the plain subways. Glazed tiles were favoured as they were easier to wipe clean. The same decorative feature tiles & 150x75mm subways were employed in the cast-iron fire surrounds.
What patterns are appropriate for Victorian and Federation fire surrounds?
The fireplace tiles used during the Victorian era cover a wide variety of subjects, however floral patterns were the most common. All of the 150x150mm designs shown are suitable for Victorian fireplaces, although the “Birds & Berries” and “English Spring” are more suited to an Edwardian setting. Our single coloured glazed embossed tiles are an alternative to the colourful ‘transfer’ feature tiles. The Art Nouveau style tubeline designs are ideal for Edwardian and Federation interiors.
Do they come in other colours?
Apart from the “Classic Poppies” design, which is available in two colourways, the only patterns available in a variety of colour options are “Persian” and “Ribbon Rose”, which are screen-printed to order at our Sydney plant. All other designs are transfers and are available on either a white or vanilla base tile. Our embossed & tubeline designs are available in the same glaze colours as our classic Subway range.
Can you replicate the tiles I have on my fireplace?
If you have a fireplace with damaged ‘transfer’ style feature tiles, it may be possible for us to have replicas made. However, the original tiles need to be either a single (see “Persian”, “Ribbon Rose”) or a two colour pattern (Classic Leaves).