The original antique Victorian tiles, hand-crafted and hand-colored by nineteenth-century craftsmen, were not simply installations but also works of art in exterior and interior spaces. Geometric, floral and mosaic were in vogue, patterns that for a long time surpassed their origins in the Victorian era from 1830 to 1901. From the Gothic revival and the romantic movements, long octagonal mosaic have been recreated through various periods of history . Octagonal tiles began on Victorian floors in bathrooms, fireplace homes, porches and kitchens. Design trend designers have continued to use squares, hexagons, octagons, triangles and rectangles in new shades, silhouettes and finishes.
A very popular mosaic of octagonal tiles over time is the octagon and dot pattern. The classic Victorian pattern is also highly favored by wall tile designers, as it can look understated or in point in its simplicity. This geometric style gets its name from the small point of a diamond formed by the union of four diagonal sides, made to be small, four separate octagons. Blue and white had been the palette of choice colors, brought about by the invention of the new printing technology. It has reappeared as white octagons with black or white dots in contemporary residences today.
Art nouveau during the Edwardian time later reworked geometric designs in natural tones and figures that octagons and dots were fitted into floral motifs in classic English abodes. Colonial and heritage houses in the Americas absorbed geometric styles as well as the Old World of Spain and again appeared in prewar buildings in the New World. During the Roaring Twenties, they were dressed in warm earth colors to complement traditional hardwood fittings while in the 1930's they were given vintage Hollywood chrome, metal and brighter surfaces along with designs from the Sunburst These decades gave rise to the art deco movement, still a significant champion of geometric patterns.
Although the octagonal roof tiles and its mosaic made a break in the 1940s and 1950s, they resurfaced in orange and lime green bathrooms and shower floors in the 1970s. Geometric tiles remained for coffee and So kitchen and lobby floors from the 1980s and today stay in Victorian restored, colonial, vintage, retro and contemporary dwellings. Large names in the lining such as American Olean, Roto Zip, Pergo and HR Johnson came surfaces like matt, glass, encaustic, stone, textured, mosaic, satin and glossy. Long Octagonal mosaic and dot tiles are now constructed from materials such as travertine, slate, vitrified clay, stone, terracotta, quarry, granite, sandstone, porcelain, ceramics, limestone, glass and marble.