Why Us?

Why Us?

Australia's leading supplier of old world style tiles.
Half a century of experience

We’re the masters of our craft

Founder Antonino Gaudioso pioneered the tessellated tile industry over 50 years ago, reviving a craft trade that had been dead for over half a century. Through sheer hard work, Antonino has proudly grown Olde English Tiles from a one man band to small team operating a showroom and factory in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Tessellated Tiler laying tiles in Sydney
Half a century of expertise: Our head tiler has refined the art of laying tessellated tiles for over 50 years

Our knowledge and vast experience of tile design and installation has been called upon by the National Trust, local governments, leading Australian designers and possibly your next door neighbour.

The QVB Sydney
QVB Sydney We bring experience from prestigious institutions to your project.

See some of our completed work

The QVB, Strand Arcade and Parliament of Victoria are just a few of the prestigious institutions that have entrusted us with their restoration work. We bring the same expertise to homeowner projects wanting a rejuvenated verandah or dazzling new bathroom.

From start to finish

Tile Supply and Installation.

Tessellated Tiler laying tiles in Sydney
Half a century of expertise: Our head tiler has refined the art of laying tessellated tiles for over 50 years

When it comes to tessellated tiles, the quality of the fixing is just as important as the tiles chosen. The last thing you want is to have to redo the work. It’s for this reason that we operate our own installation division, staffed by experienced tessellated tilers.

Together, we’ll assess your space and work with you to create a bespoke pattern that matches the style and era of your home. Our team of seasoned tilers will then lay the surface, ensuring that it’s balanced and beautiful. Once the job is complete we perform a final quality check with you.

Endless possibilities

Customise to your heart’s content.

With over 45 colours and finishes to choose from and a wealth of shapes and sizes, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating a design scheme with Olde English Tiles.

Winckelmans tiles colour spread
A rich colour palette: Over 45 colours at your fingertips

Have a heritage tile you need to replicate? We custom make moulds and recreate tiles that haven't been manufactured in decades. Now, that old glazed tile that you just can't find anywhere, can be recreated in all it's glory.

Already dreamed up a pattern in your head? No problem, share your creation with us and we’ll do our best to help bring it to life. Explore our vast library of patterns online before visiting our showroom to get expert advice on a colourway best suited to your space.

An artisan approach

Craftsmanship lies at the core of what we do.

Tile production is a craft trade in our eyes, which is why we continue to prepare tiles by hand in our Sydney and Melbourne factories. We make tessellated patterns to order and hand glaze subway tiles and wall accessories in an array of authentic heritage colours. We also produce beautiful encaustics and custom make mosaic patterns, a unique luxury afforded to us through operating a local factory.

Hand printed encaustic tiles
Encaustics fresh out of our oven
Green glazed heritage wall tiles
Hand glazed heritage tiles

This ethos around craftsmanship extends to our core range of Winckelmans tessellated, mosaic and encaustic tiles. Hand made in France by a small team, these unglazed porcelain tiles have been continuously refined over five generations of family ownership, resulting in the highest quality tile that will resist staining & scratching and retain their appearance for decades. A full 9mm body, natural matte finish and square edges are hallmark features and class these tiles in a league of their own.

Winckelmans tiles made in France
French made: our porcelain range is produced in a 120 year old factory in Northern France
Experts in heritage

Conserving Australia’s rich history.

Olde English Tiles has revived thousands of Victorian terraces, Federation homes & Art Deco apartment blocks over the years. We’ve accumulated a lot of knowledge about restoring old buildings to their former glory, something we use to help our customers choose the right tiles for their heritage project.

Hand printed encaustic tiles
All styles and eras in Australian architecture
Green glazed heritage wall tiles
Thousands of period home owners have entrusted us over the years

Our designs span the period from Georgian-Early Colonial, through to Victorian, Federation and Californian Bungalow, as well as the late 20th century. Our wall and floor tiles can be used to restore an original surface to spec or to fuse old world charm into a contemporary space. Browse our collections online or visit our showroom to get expert advice and recommendations.

Proudly family owned

From one generation to the next

The tradition, beauty and know how with which our small business was built still holds true today. Together with their father, Antonino’s children and a team of long serving employees continue to assist homeowners and designers create tiled surfaces of their dreams.

"We can’t speak highly enough of Olde English Tiles™. From our initial consultation with Antonino through to the laying of our tiles by Thomas and Giacomo the experience was fantastic and result just looks amazing we couldn't be happier! thanks again Antonino and team. Paul Mason"