An antique French ceramic with large and small borders
Strongly geometric and easy on the eye, the floor comprises of a star linked main field tile framed by a same size border and a half size border. We can also recommend other border tile styles for the field tile.
The floor is French and was manufactured by Ste. Generale. de Carrelages et de Produits Ceramiques (SGC) in the early part of the twentieth century and we include in the photo gallery a scan from their original catalogue showing the tiles.
In a cool palette of greys, blue and charcoal piping.
Each tile has been professionally cleaned and quality controlled so that the floor arrives ready to relay; the ceramic is excellent and the slip deep. As would be expected of a floor manufactured in the early part of the twentieth century a small number of tiles display an occasional small chip or groutable edge nibbling but they are all robust, of excellent quality and weigh close to 1kg each. Being an encaustic tile the floor can be laid inside or outside of the home and will work very efficiently with underfloor heating systems.
Surface available c.15m2 to 20m2
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.