An antique French ceramic floor c.1915-1920
A beautifully designed antique French ceramic floor complete with its double border tiles. The 15cm tiles are reverse marked Manufacturers Ceramiques - Gare de Douzies Maubeuge and date from between 1915 and 1920. The ceramic is excellent, the tiles being 15mm thick and with a good slip. The motifs are ornate but the pattern is strongly geometrical and the palette is subtle with the motifs anchored on mid greys and off-white. The borders shown in the photographs are no longer available but original border tiles from the same manufacturer (a scan from their period catalogue can be seen in the gallery) are available and we can send a photograph of these borders on request. They are in exactly the same palette as the main field tile.
The floor has cleaned very well and the tiles are in good condition, some displaying small groutable chips but having removed years of old dirt, mortar and wax during the cleaning process the end result has revealed a tile of quality where the colours are crisp and consistent. A c.1.2m2 randomly selected section of the floor is shown in the photo gallery. Being a ceramic tile the floor can be laid inside or outside of the home but in our opinion its geometric tessellation and border length make it ideal for an entrance hallway or reception room. We will be happy to assist in evaluating the fit of the floor in your chosen space, without obligation.
c.14m2 available and sold by m2*, simply let us know the number of tiles required or, optionally, send us the key dimensions of your area and we can calculate that for you.
*minimum order quantity of 5m2 / 55 sq ft