RARE 10m2+ / 108 sq ft. Paray Le Monial ceramic floor - early 20th century (CE232-1)

RARE 10m2+ / 108 sq ft. Paray Le Monial ceramic floor - early 20th century


A rare antique floor tile of exquisite design in a subtle palette of dove grey, white and burgundy.

Recently reclaimed from the renovation of a village house close to Cluny, Bourgogne, France and now fully restored, arriving ready to relay.

14cm square tiles, manufactured by Carrleages Paray Le Monial in the Burgundian city of the same name.

The tiles design is of an interlocking motif complete with faux cabachons at each tile corner.

The floor surface totals 10m2+ / 108 sq ft with a large number of free tile rejects for use as offcuts and halves.

The high resolution photographs below show a random 1.5 metre sq section of the floor and, as can be seen, the patina is charming with slight colour variations, particularly amongst the burgundy (owing to the handmade batch nature of the production). Some small chips and groutable edge nibbles are present but these 16mm thick tiles are in excellent condition and lend themselves to an interior or exterior lay. Being Gres Cerame and highly fired they will work very efficiently with underfloor heating systems. 

There remains a ceramics museum in Paray Le Monial, named in honour of Paul Charnoz who founded the original family business. Two links to the museum (one in French, one in English) can be found here and here

We do have border tile options available and would be happy to photograph tiles together. See our border tile section here