From Byzantium times to modern day, ceramic tiles have been a great medium to display art and design, as it was long lasting and hardwearing. Early English tiles adorned walls and floors of many Churches from the Medieval period up until the 17th Century. As time passed with new techniques and innovation tiles became more colourful, decorative and intricate, encapsulating changes of style and fashion permanently. The peak of decorative tiles was towards the end of the Victorian period with Industrial production. There are a various types of Victorian tiles and many different manufacturers.