A 20.75m2 antique French Maubeuge ceramic with its original borders

A ceramic encaustic floor manufactured by Produits de Ceramiques, Maubeuge in the early twentieth century and consists of a 15cm square field tile and its original same size border. The palette is warm, offering egg yolk yellow, green and burgundy on an offwhite slip and the motf design is strongly geometrically and navigational. A more fluid same size border frames the floor harmoniously.

In addition to the high resolution photographs below of a random section of the floor we have also included a scan of the presentation of the tiles in the original Douzies Maubeuge catalogue in our possession.

The floor has cleaned well of its old lime based mortar and years of ingrained dirt and wax, as can be seen in the high resolution photographs. The colours are crisp and consistent and the floor is in excellent condition, testimony to its original quality production.

Having being highly fired it can be laid inside or outside of the home as both high summer and sub zero winter temperatures will not present a problem in delivering a beautiful but robust and low maintenance floor. 

Being excellent distributors of heat the tiles can be laid very effectively with underfloor heating systems.

We also have the same field tile with a vine themed border, details of which can be found by clicking here

The floor totals 20.75m2 / 223 sq ft.

Tile quantities by tile type (give or take one or two):-

FIELD - 688 tiles - 15.5m2 / 167 sq ft.

LARGE BORDERS - 225 tiles plus 8 corner tiles - 5.25m2 / 56.5 sq ft or 34.9 linear metres / 114.6 linear feet*

* Halve the length for a back to back lay, as shown in the gallery.


Floor Size: 
10m² - 20m²20m²+