A large run of antique Maubeuge border tiles plus corners

148 antique French ceramic border tiles manufactured by Produits Ceramique, Maubeuge

Early twentieth century

The tiles are 14.3 cm sq, 15mm thick and there are also 20 border corner tiles available

Arriving ready to relay, fully cleaned of their old mortar, the faces reveal crisp and consistant colours and a quality slip

Pleasing patina, some tiles display edge nibbles and a small number a groutable chip, like the first tile shown in the photographs

Ideal for a long kitchen counter splashback, a decorative element in a shower, framing a centralised antique bath or framing a plain ceramic in a complimentary palette...

Tile quantities:-

148 ceramic border tiles - 21.2 linear metres / 69.5 linear feet

plus 20 border corners tiles*

* We can split the lot and supply to the quantity required


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. 

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