A timeless style transcending among home decors, interior designing, and decorative concrete industry is ruled by the only Queen Victoria. No wonder that a whole era is named after her. Victorian architecture started from 1837 to 1901 during the Queen’s reign in Great Britain.
Centuries after, her rule never seems to leave the earth as her days of reign resurfaces among homes. By designing and creating motifs to enhance a living room, dining areas, and others, modern contemporary designing is continually incorporating Victorian styles.
The Victorian-style imbibes the balance of intricacy and straightforwardness. You know a Victorian setting when you see elaborate structures, solid, natural colors, and play of different materials. It brings a timeless look that gives the flooring a distinct and elegant appeal.
In this blog, get to know the popular patterns suitable for the floors at your home.
1- Bordered & Framed Floors
Remember how you create your homework written on a paper with borders drawn around it? That style is Victorian-inspired. Mansions and big houses include frames on the steps they walk on, too.
This theme’s genius uses bold, linear lines to accent a bare, vast space. The inspiration you can get here is to maximize the floor to add extravagance to homes’ style. Having massive floors back in the days may have inspired the architects to add designs on the bare pavement.
This is why Victorian-style houses and properties have solid, bold outlines and vertically build frames around windows, walls, and doors. So, you can have it on the decorative, stamped floors or overlays, too.
Here is a list of popular Victorian floor border patterns you can get for your concrete floors using decorative concrete resurfacing.
- Melville Border- usually comes in a theme of royal dark blue background color, with alternating white squares and patterned umber squares.
- Kingsley Border– it has vertically, it has chained slanted squares in contrast of chrome and cerulean or purple and washed-golden color.
- Bronte Border – it has a subdued tone of washed warm and neutral colors. Usually an outer lining of cream or ecru with an accent of rustic brown or mahogany. The inner patterns have a monochromatic chain of slanted squares or tiles.
2- Tiled & Diagonals
The invention of the tiled ceramic and flooring materials are definitely inspired by the Victorian era. The massive floors are the main spot for people’s gatherings and socialization.
A host will invite guests at home and gather them for ballrooms in a vast hall. The only main attractions of the room are the broad, clear vacuous floors. Usually, the galleries and entryways will have patterns of tiled floors.
Here is a list of common tile patterns, you can resurface on a concrete flooring, Victorian style.
- Blenheim- the color theme is white with blend and warm, earthy colors. A tile will have a compass pattern as the central theme of the design.
- Cambridge Tile- it has a straightforward pattern of alternating green and white. The colors are usually subdued to match the Lansdowne border with designs of squared small tiles and a thin dash of outer lining.
- Chelsea Pattern – this consists of hexagonal shapes as the central theme of the tiles. It usually comes in white or Dover white colors with alternates of beige or chestnut-colored tiles.
Ready to get a pattern or texture stamped onto your floors? Thinking about getting it stained with rich colors? We’d be happy to help you! Our team of expert concrete contractors have been in the industry for over 40 years and we’d love to make your dream floor design come true. Interested in reading more? Check out our blog about pouring a new concrete layer over old concrete.