20m2+ / 215 sq ft antique art nouveau ceramic floor
An antique art nouveau ceramic encaustic floor with triple borders, totalling 20m2+ (215 sq ft) in surface, reclaimed along with a second floor from a house in central Brussels, Belgium, built in 1907.
The field tiles and large border tiles are in a sage green and cream with vieux rose, burgundy and charcoal also present, offering up a cool palette, easy on the eye. The field and large border tile are 14cm sq (5 ½ inches), with the smaller lattice themed borders, which top and tail the main border, 14cm long x 7cm wide.
The floor tessellates in a dot-bordered star motif with fluid art nouveau touches and the main field tiles are beautifully framed by the large border tiles and half size borders, laid in duplicate. The tiles have been cleaned of their original lime based mortar and arrive ready to relay. Colours are crisp and consistent and there is no sign of surface wear. A small number of tiles display edge nibbling, all groutable and adding to the antique patina expected of a tile of this age. A highly fired tile they will work efficiently with underfloor heating systems as they are excellent distributors of heat as well as being impervious to sub zero temperatures and so can be laid outside on a patio, in a summer house or conservatory. All four large border corners and eight small border corners are present and correct. Once laid the floor will not require sealing, a regular wash will be all that is required to retain its beauty.
Tile quantities, give or take one or two:-
Field tiles - 800 - 15.7m2
Large Borders - 105 plus 8 corners - 2.2m2 or 15.8 linear metres / 52 linear feet
Small Borders - 205 plus 8 corners - 2m2 or 28.7 linear metres / 94.2 linear feet
To see the other floor reclaimed from the same house click here