An antique Belgian floor with original double borders
One of three ceramic floors recently reclaimed from a period property in Tournai, Belgium built c.1910, and now restored to their original beauty.
In a palette of Bordeaux, dark spearmint green, mid grey and sky blue on an off white slip the floor offers up a delicately detailed linked design. Originally laid in the entrance, the floor was manufactured by Ceramiques Amay in the early part of the 20th century and we have included in the photo gallery the tiles presentation in their original period catalogue.
The floor comprises of a principal 14cm square field tile and a double lay border consisting of a 14cm sq faux-mosaique border and a half size lattice themed border, 14cm x 7cm.
The 15mm thick tiles are in good condition and have cleaned well, revealing a quality ceramic with a consistent slip. There are occasional small, grout-able chips present on a small number of tiles and owing to their handmade process, in small batches, there are tonal variations in colour which all adds to the charm of the floor.
A high resolution series of photographs are included in the gallery of a random section of the floor.
Being highly fired, the tiles can be laid inside or outside of the home and being excellent conductors and retainers of heat can be used with underfloor heating systems.
Available by the square metre, simply let us know the number of field tiles and border tiles required or optionally, if you send a floor plan with key dimensions, we would be happy to calculate that for you without obligation.