An antique Belgian ceramic encaustic - Gilliot & Cie. Hemiksem
A professionally restored antique ceramic encaustic floor produced by Gilliot & Cie of Hemiksem, Belgium in the early part of the 20th century.
Reclaimed from the reception room of a period house in Pomacle, a small town north of Reims, in the Champagne region of France, the 14cm sq tiles are a simple and pure geometrical tessellation of a repeating blue floral and star motif on a charcoal and white lattice. The tile fond is mid grey. The main field is framed by a same size border, shown in the photo gallery and a half size border for which we can send a photo on request.
Now professionally cleaned, old mortar and years of wax have been removed revealing a good quality ceramic and consistent colours. The floor arrives ready to relay and can be laid either inside or outside as the tiles were highly fired and are resistant to both high and sub-zero temperatures. They are also perfect for use with underfloor heating systems as ceramic is an excellent conductor and retainer of heat.
We can propose different border tile options, both full size and half size, should they be desired.
Sold by m2, simply let us know the number of tiles required or, optionally, if you send us the key dimensions of your area we can calculate that for you.