3m2 Belgian ceramic, pre-1912 in a cool palette
A beautiful Belgian ceramic encaustic tile 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'.
A small quantity available, c.3m2, 120 tiles, these period ceramic tiles are c.16.2cm sq and 15mm thick.
The palette is cool in mid grey, off-white and leaf green and the design of the field tile is bold and striking across its four tile tessellation. The tiles have cleaned well of their 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 108 years and 141 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 can also propose options of Maufroid Freres et Soeur same size borders to compliment the floor.