A Douzies Maubeuge ceramic in an autumnal palette
Antique reclaimed Douzies Maubege ceramic encaustic tiles bearing an ornate detailed motif and a repeating cross design.
These French ceramic tiles are in an autumnal palette, subtle but warm on an offwhite background. The same size border tiles* feature trailing ivy on a dark burgundy background with mustard piping.
This is an exellent quality ceramic tile, 15mm thick, which has cleaned beautifully. The floor has had its old mortar removed and years of wax cleaned from the tiles faces and arrives ready to relay.
Being a highly fired ceramic encaustic tile the floor can be laid inside or outside of the home and does not require sealing or waxing once laid as a regular washing is the only required maintenance necessary for the floor to retain the quality and beauty shown in the high resolution photographs below.
Both the principal field tile and the large border tiles are 15cm square / < 6 inches sq.
A scan of the turn of the century Douzies Maubeuge catalogue showing the floor can be seen in the photo gallery.
We also have the same field tile with a different border option. The second border option can be found by clicking here
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.