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24 August 2017

Richill Victorian Floor Restoration

Restoring History – Victorian Tile Mosaics

Armatile manufactured the beautiful new floor for a building conservation project in Richhill, Co Armagh. The remit required that a new floor must completely replicate the original Victorian tile pattern unearthed by Merall Contracts during an extensive refurbishment project in Main Street, Richhill.


Armatile’s reputation for heritage, conservation and restoration projects led the client to contact Armatile’s Development Manager Glenn Spence. They wanted a company able to deliver their vision and ensure their budget was met whilst maintaining the integrity of the building’s heritage.


Specialists in this field Armatile understand the sensitivities of the build environment and recognise that, as varied as they are stunning, each project requires something unique.


Following a meeting on site with the client Armatile colour matched the original Victorian floor to hard wearing, durable porcelain tiles then created a series of drawings to interpret these choices and help translate the vision into reality.

Armatile then manufactured samples of the Victorian mosaics in its factory on Station Road in Armagh. These were presented to the client for approval on colour, design and material.  Whether intricate, complex or minimal Armatile uses modern cutting technology to create custom shapes and patterns to suit any aesthetic, design brief or project.

On approval of the samples Armatile used its industrial cutting machinery and waterjet technology to manufacture the tile designs, then hand assembled each individual piece on to mesh backed panels to meet the exacting specifications of the project.


During the fitting process Glenn liaised closely with both Merall Contracts and Tiling Contactor B.D. Tiling on site to ensure this was as seamless as possible and help bring the Client’s vision to life with nothing lost in translation.


Ultimately, by working together with the client Armatile was able to exceed the needs of the design brief by manufacturing a cost effective tile design in its factory in Armagh that fantastically replicated the aesthetic of the original beautiful Victorian flooring and restore history to the fully refurbished building.


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