c.15m2 antique classical French ceramic in a cool palette
A c.15m2+ / 160 sq ft antique ceramic encaustic floor, complete with its original same size border tiles. We can also recommend and supply, if desired, a half size border tile in a complimentary style and palette that would allow for a top and tail framing of the large border, in other words laid in duplicate to the same size border tile. We have included one example of a half size border in the photo gallery.
The floor has been reclaimed from the entrance hall of a small town close to Namur, Belgium and dates from the early part of the twentieth century.
This is a beautifully tessellating floor in a geometric repetition of diamonds and a central vegetal bordered motif. The palette is excellent for distributing light; sky blue, light grey, green and burgundy are bedded on an off-white fond and the flowing bow double borders take from the same palette. Delicate in design it is also classical, unmistakenly French and the styling an endorsement of the French expression that 'less is more'. The floor has been cleaned of its old lime-based mortar to the backs and sides and years of old wax and dirt has been removed from their faces. The tiles are in good condition; small edge nibbles and the occasional small chips can be seen on some but all groutable and the ceramic is excellent.
14cm sq and +/-15mm thick, the tiles have been highly fired and as such are excellent conductors and retainers of heat allowing for efficient use with under-floor heating systems. Once laid they do not require sealing and only a regular wash to maintain their beauty.
Surface available - 15m2+ / 160 sq ft. - enquire for tile quantities by tile type