An Antique French Maubeuge ceramic floor - early 20th century
Dating from the early 20th century a beautiful antique French ceramic encaustic floor tile
Beautifully detailed field tile with a handpainted quality
15cm square field and same size border tiles, 15mm thick
Manufactured by Produits Ceramiques Maubeuge, we have included in the gallery a scan from their original catalogue
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.