15m2+ / 160 sq ft period ceramic floor in grey and green pre-1912
A beautiful Belgian ceramic encaustic floor manufactured by Carrelages Céramiques de Chimay, Maufroid Freres & Soeur, Rue Poncet, Bourlers, Henegouwen, Belgium, who later became: S.A. La Céramique de Bourlers. Maufroid Freres et Soeur traded as such between 1879 and 1912 and the tiles display on their reverse the Maufroid rings and centralised 'M'. Totaling 15m2+ / 160 sq ft these period ceramic tiles, are 16cm sq and 15mm thick.
The palette is cool in mid grey, off-white and leaf green and the design of the principal field tile is bold and striking across its four tile tessellation. The floor has cleaned well of its old wax and lime based mortar; the faces show no signs of wear, the slip is deep with consistent colours and the ceramic in excellent condition as the photographs of a random section of the floor show. A small number of tiles display groutable edge nibbles expected of a floor of between 103 years and 136 years old. Being a highly fired tile it can be laid inside or outside of the home as high summer and sub zero temperatures will have no effect on the ceramic. They will also work most efficiently with under floor heating systems.
We have some complimentary Maufroid Freres et Soeur same size border tiles should a border be desired. A border would obvioulsy increase the surface area of the floor. Enquire for details.