To c.12m2+ Belgian ceramic, pre-1912, with art nouveau borders

A beautiful Belgian ceramic encaustic floor manufactured by Carrelages Céramiques de Chimay, Maufroid Freres & Soeur, Rue Poncet, Bourlers, Henegouwen, Belgium, who later became: S.A. La Céramique de Bourlers. Maufroid Freres et Soeur traded as such between 1879 and 1912 and the tiles display on their reverse the Maufroid rings and centralised 'M'.

Totaling c.12m2+ / 129 sq ft these period ceramic tiles, are 16.3cm sq and 15mm thick and we show in a separate photograph the original back to back art nouveau borders* that are available with the floor

*this photograph shows the tiles pre-cleaning.

The palette is cool in mid grey, off-white and leaf green and the design of the principal field tile is bold and striking across its four tile tessellation. The floor has cleaned well of its old wax and lime based mortar; the faces show no signs of wear, the slip is deep with consistent colours and the ceramic in excellent condition as the photographs of a random section of the floor show. A small number of tiles display groutable edge nibbles expected of a floor of between 108 years and 141 years old. Being a highly fired tile it can be laid inside or outside of the home as high summer and sub zero temperatures will have no effect on the ceramic. They will also work most efficiently with under floor heating systems.

Enquire for tile quantities by tile type. 

Possibility to sell a smaller section of the floor. Enquire with your requirements.

 

Type: 
Ceramic