Minton and Co. are credited for a large part of the tile revival that took place in the mid-1800s, due to their quality they were highly sought-after and with this encouragement they expanded the company's product range. In 1851, at the Great Exhibition in London, Minton introduced Victorian Majolia tiles; a moulded tile that had a colourful translucent glaze.
Similar versions to this exhibited tile were recently uncovered in the Roker Lighthouse in Sunderland whilst under renovation. The original tiles were uncovered and largely intact, a decorative style rediscovered. The Roker range replicates the original moulds used with an updated contemporary colour palette of vibrant teals, moody greys and rusty reds that reflect the surroundings of the Roker lighthouse.