Exquisite antique Belgian ceramic encaustic floor c.1910 of over 33m2 / 360 sq ft+ (CE100)
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It is rare to find an antique floor of this size and we present here a large and quite stunning 33.75m2 / 360 sq ft+ Belgian ceramic encaustic floor dated c.1910, complete with the original matching double border tiles. The floor has been recovered from a large Maison Maitre in the old city of Charleroi in Belgium.
The floral themed 15cm sq tiles are exquisitely detailed, the fond is a dark mushroom and the yellows, greens and reds present are vibrant and consistent across the floor. The double border tile configuration is again of a floral theme and takes design references from the field tile, most notably in the leaf band.
The tiles are in good condition. Some display nibbles and small chips but all tiles with a larger chip have been rejected and will be supplied free for offuts. Being ceramic encaustic and fired to a high temperature the floor can be laid inside or outside making it ideal also for a patio or a summer house (where the floral theme would superbly link house and garden) or a garden path, in a conservatory etc. Should it be chosen for inside the house it can be laid on top of an underfloor heating system as the tiles are excellent conductors and retainers of heat.
Tile quantities, give or take one or two:-
Main field tiles – 1,200
Large borders – 300
Corners – 7 exterior, 8 interior (one border will need mitre cutting)
Ratio of Field tiles to Border tiles 80:20
NOTE:- Given the size of the floor there may be the possibility to sell a smaller section if the ratio of field tiles to border tiles required is maintained.
For example, if you were wanting tiles for an area of 10m2 then we could supply 8m2 of field tiles and a total of 2m2 of large and small borders.