Antique tile adds character to older homes, but sometimes it’s no longer intact or salvageable. The following companies offer historic tile that rivals the original. We even threw in a wall covering company that has been making waves in the old house community.
You’ll have fun browsing the products and pictures on these sites even if you’re not currently in the market. If you are in the market, finalize your budget and get shopping. We have you covered whether you’re looking for ceramic hexagon tiles for a bathroom floor or handmade Arts and Crafts tile for a fireplace.
American Restoration tile, or ART, specializes in historic ceramic tile for old homes and buildings. They also promote incorporating the old tile designs in new builds to add character. Their website is a great place to explore different hex and square mosaic tile patterns you would use in old house entryways and bathrooms. Like many Victorian ceramic tiles, ART’s tiles come unglazed with a square edge (no bevel).
Clay Squared offers historically accurate subway tile and trim, and they have the largest selection of historic tile in the US. The company recreates tile from the 1890s-1950s, and styles include Mid Century, Victorian, and Arts & Crafts. Tile cost starts around $12/square foot, and you can order samples from their website.
Lincrusta isn’t a tile but is instead a type of linoleum for walls that was invented in 1877. This patented product offering has passed through many businesses and is currently owned by Heritage Wallcoverings Ltd. The company went through a resurgence recently and put a large investment behind refining and marketing these beautiful reproduction wall panels and coverings that are washable. Lincrusta will fit well inside older Victorian-style homes.
At Solar Antique Tiles, you can buy authentic antique tiles that have been salvaged from historic locations across the world. The tiles date from the 16th to 18th century and are great collector’s pieces. However, most of us won’t be able to afford the antique tiles on this site, so luckily, they also carry a selection of reproduction tiles in the same styles. Their inventory is particular, but you might enjoy creating a focal piece in an Italian-style kitchen using tiles from this company.
Finally, the Tile Source specializes in authentic Victorian and Art Nouveau tiles that match seamlessly with the old. This company has been part of some impressive restoration projects and brings that experience to their design process. Our favorite product this company carries is the hand tube-line tiles seen on many Victorian and Arts and Crafts fireplaces.
We hope you found some antique tile inspiration that you didn’t know about before. If there is a company we missed that you love, message us on Instagram and let us know!