An antique Belgian Chimay ceramic floor with domino borders
A antique Chimay ceramic tile with its half size borders, the main field tile is 15cm sq and the half size borders 15cm x 7.5cm sq.
Despite being almost 100 years old we think the floor has a very modern feel and their aubergine, light grey and electric blue palette is certainly contemporary. The star themed main tile and domino themed border are bold and could work particularly well in a Mid-century modern or Industrial loft setting.
The floor is in good condition, displaying a rich patina, as the photographs show. It has cleaned well of its old mortar and wax; some tiles displaying edge nibbles and small groutable chips but this is a heavy tile with a good slip. The floor arrives ready to relay, it doesn't require sealing and a good regular washing will retain its beauty for years to come. Being ceramic encaustic it can also be used with undefloor heating systems.
Available by the m2 / sq ft.
Minimum order quantity is 5m2 / 55 sq ft unless part of a larger order.
Enquire for tile counts by tile type or let us know your surface area requirement.
Antique tiles were most commonly made in single or two tile moulds. Before current computer automation methods their moulds were made my hand and the colour slips mixed by eye. Kiln temperatures could also be variable, as could the firing time. The result is that often tiles display subtle size and thickness variations and there can be tonal variations in colours, owing to the slip mixing and/or firing time. All of this makes these handmade tiles unique and adds to their charm. Some floors display their subtle variations in size and tones, some not, but when photographing we always take a random section of the floor so that it is representative of the whole. A tiler should always dry lay a section of the tiles to familiarise himself with them before starting to fix lay.