A Mosaic themed ceramic floor c.1930
One of two mosaic themed ceramic floors reclaimed from a renovation in Arneke, Nord Pas de Calais, France, the floor dates from the 1930's.
The 14cm square field tiles open out beautifully in detailed styalized floral motifs across their four tile tessellation, and the floor is framed by their original same size borders*, which takes from the same warm palette.
* Please note that the floor is sold with its full size border tiles, the half size border tile shown in the photographs is no longer available.
We have shown in the gallery photographs of the floor pre-lifting and a large section of the floor following its now complete restoration with the tiles revealing their crisp colours. The ceramic is excellent, 15mm thick and with a deep slip; just a few handfuls of tiles bearing small groutable edge nibbles. The palette is warm; on a tile fond of white there is tangerine, turquoise and dark red present.
This is a highly fired ceramic tile and as such will work most efficiently with underfloor heating systems and it can be laid inside or outside of the home, for example in a conservatory, summer house or on a garden patio. The tile slip is dense offering virtually zero surface porosity so sealing of the tiles once laid is not required, a simple regular wash will be enough to retain its lustre.