In 19th century England production of ceramic tiles blossomed
during the Industrial Revolution, it reached its peak in the late 19th century. Through the pattern books of the Victorian-era it is possible today to authentically re-create traditional designs. During the first decades of the 20th century raising the standards of hygiene became increasingly important and ceramic tiles were more often used in households. The octagon ceramic tile design pattern became very popular. Historically, this combination of octagon tiles connected by small square tiles, is known as Nottingham or York pattern depending on the arrangement.
Spanish manufacturer Equipe mimics exactly the same pattern expanding the choice of decor and color.