17.5m2 / 190 sqft floral themed antique ceramic encaustic floor c.1905
An exquisitely ornate and indulgent ceramic encaustic floor of flowers, petals and ribbons on a fond of sky blue. The tiles are reverse marked CPRS and date c.1905. Both the design and brush line detailing of these tiles is impressive.The floor has been reclaimed from the reception room of a Maison Maitre in Charleroi, Belgium and is complete with its original double border tile layout.The 15cm sq tiles are a good ceramic encaustic, which have cleaned well of old lime based mortar and wax. Being handmade in batches there are some subtle variations in colour as can be seen in the high resolution photographs below.
The floor surface area totals 17.5m2 / 190 sq ft and we have laid the floor out in a classical four tile tessellation but as can be seen in one of the photographs the superb geometry of the design lends itself to other larger scale layouts and the main field tile also fits as the corner junction for the borders, so tracing around chimney’s, stairs etc. with a border presents limitless opportunities. This is a stunning period floor of an excellent ceramic, that will grace any large room or a conservatory bathed in light. Being ceramic encaustic it could also be laid outside on a patio, as entrance path or as a garden decorative feature.
Tile quantities, give or take one or two:-
FIELD – 625
BORDER TILES – 155
We will be happy to assist in evaluating the best fit for this floor in your chosen room.