9.4m2 art nouveau Belgian ceramic floor - pre 1912

A fully restored and arriving ready to relay Belgian art nouveau floor with its same size 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 9.4m2 / 101 sq ft and both the main field tile and border tile, in a cool palette of greys, white and sky blue, are 16cm square and 15mm thick.

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; the colours are crisp and consistent and the ceramic is excellent quality. There are occasional small chips and edge nibbles on a small number of tiles, all groutable. The high resolution photographs in the gallery are of a random section of 44 tiles, some 1.1m2. 

We also have the same Maufroid Freres et Soeur field tile, with a different border, so the possibilities for two rooms using a common theme could present possibilities. The link to the floor its here

Tile quantities, give or take one or two:-

Field tiles - 245 - 6.3m2 / 67.6 sq ft

Large border tiles - 120 - 3.1m2 / 33.2 sq ft or 19.2 linear metres / 63 linear feet 

Plus a number of free reject border tiles that can be used for offcuts or to mitre cut corners 

Type: 
Ceramic