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When meeting a client I will always first discuss what they are trying to achieve with their Victorian floor tiles. My customers each have there own perspective on what tiles should be replaced and what could remain and viewed as character.
Potential tile replacment can range from removing every tile with even the smallest of damage to changing nothing at all and accepting a small chip may be less obtrusive than a replacment tile with a slight shade variation. Loose tiles obviously have to be refitted as do tiles with larger cracks or chips.
On occasion a small area of the floor may have risen, this is called a heave. This situation is rectified firstly by ccaeefully removing the effected tiles. The substrate can the also be removed carefully as to not damage any surrounding areas of tiles.
A new screed is then laid into place and once dry the tiles can be laid back into place.
Quite often the whole perimeter of a hallway floor will unfortunately be damaged due to carpet grippers being nailed into the tiles. The smashed and/or chipped tiles can be easily removed and new colour matching tiles can be fitted back into place.
When tile replacment is needed due to missing or damaged pieces the required tiles can either be supplied from new tiles or using original pieces. Quite often newly fabricated tiles can offer a very reasonable colour match and prove a worthy replacment. On occasion an original tile will be the only option, I have a large collection of original pieces which can often solve this problem, if I do not have is required then a trip to the local reclamation yard usually solves the problem.