To 2.25m2 art nouveau Belgian ceramic floor - pre 1912
A small Belgian art nouveau ceramic with its lozenge themed border tiles.
The floor was handmade 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' stamp.
The total surface area is c.2.25m2 / 24.2 sq ft and both the main field tile and border tile are in a cool palette of greys, white and sky blue.
27 field tiles are c.16.6cm / 16.7cm sq
57 border tiles are for the major part 16.5cm sq.
The floor bears all the DNA of art nouveau styling; the principal field tile design tessellating across 4 tiles, framed by a same size border tile borrowing from the same cool palette. There are a large number of border tiles available and owing to the symmetrical design of the border an infinite number of border corner tiles can be mitre cut. We also include some damaged borders free than can be used as either halves or for the mitre corners.
The floor has cleaned well, there are occasional small chips and edge nibbles on a small number of tiles, all groutable.
A perfect period statement floor for a toilet, small bathroom or as decorative elements on walls like splashbacks, aga inglenooks or inside a shower.