c.25m2 Belgian Art Nouveau floor with double borders pre-1912
Reclaimed from a town house in Namur, Belgium and now fully restored and ready to relay, we present this antique Belgian ceramic of c.25m2 / 270 sq ft
The tiles bear the reverse inscription rings and stamped 'M' identifying it as having been produced 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, so the tiles were produced pre-1912. The lush and fluid art nouveau design of the floor in its cool palette of greys, off-white, charcoal, blue and green, would likely narrow the date of production to between 1900 and 1912.
The principal 16cm square field tiles are framed by a same size border, which can be laid singularly or, as we have shown in the photographs, back to back as a double lay. All 4 internal and 4 external border corner tiles are present and correct. The floor has cleaned well; it displays a rich patina but colours are consistent and there is no surface wear. A small number of tiles display small groutable chips or edge nibbles expected of a floor between 107 years and 140 years old but the ceramic is of excellent quality.
We may be able to sell a section of this floor to your requirement. Simply let us know the number of field tiles and border tiles required or optionally, if you send a floor plan with key dimensions, we would be happy to calculate that for you without obligation.
Total surface available c.25m2 - Enquire for tile counts by tile type
We can also supply a different border tile, shown in the photo gallery as 'optional border', should you wish to augment the size of the floor further or lay the floor with two borders.