High Wycombe is a suburban area that is very popular with commuters, thanks to its fast rail service to London. The town of High Wycombe has had fluctuating fortunes over the past thousand years, which helps to explain the current property styles.
In Medieval and Tudor times, the town was a manufacturing centre for lace and linen. In the 17th and 18th centuries, this was succeeded by the paper industry, and finally, it became famous for furniture production in the 19th and 20th centuries.
By the early 20th century, much of the old housing had become dilapidated, so in the 1930s, the council demolished these slums and built new estates.
Therefore, the majority of the houses that are in use today were built in the 20th century, and a great deal of them are family homes. These contemporary properties offer a lot of scope when it comes to interior design, enabling your imagination to come into play.
Here are a few ideas for tiling in your 20th century home.
When the weather’s hot and sunny in England, it can sometimes feel like you’re on holiday. So why not create the illusion that you are! Marble effect tiles, like the Palatine or Torino Noce, are perfect for conservatories, kitchens and bathrooms, and will add a touch of Mediterranean-style chic. You could even boost the sense of being on holiday with feature walls using the Décor Sunrise scenic tiles!
If you’d like to recreate the feel of the Victorian era when High Wycombe was experiencing its furniture production boom, try patterned tiles like the Oriol Metalic. Alternatively, go for wood-effect tiles like the Soft Nut Brown which deliver all the beauty of a wooden floor but will be easier to maintain and are much more durable.
If you want to create something a little more out of the ordinary, think about using glass tiles. Choose from large tiles suitable for covering walls or mosaic tiles that will make stunning features as part of a ceramic or porcelain-tiled wall.
The majority of houses in High Wycombe have gardens, making them perfect for building conservatories or extensions. The larger rooms lend themselves to underfloor heating, which can be covered with almost any of our beautiful floor tiles – the only thing you need to take into consideration is using the correct adhesive. To make sure you get the right one, ask a staff member for help at our High Wycombe store.