Patchwork of antique ceramic Belgian tiles - late 19th, early 20th century

A splash-back of antique Belgian ceramic encaustic tiles manufactured by Maufroid Freres et Soeur between 1875 and 1912.  

Tile size:- 16cm sq plus half size tiles

Tile thickness: - +/- 15mm

Date:- 1875-1912

Dimensions of tiles laid out: - 5 tiles x 4 tiles equals 80 cm high by 64 cm wide (0.51m2)

Total weight: - c.25 kgs

Our tiles

The tiles have been cleaned of their old mortar, years of dirt and wax and arrive ready to relay. They were often handmade in small batches so there are subtle colour and tone variations, all adding to their charm. There will also be subtle variations in the size and thickness of tiles. Once laid they do not need to be sealed or waxed although both of these are an option and a personal choice;  a regular wash is all that will be required to retain their beauty.

Tiles Condition

The tiles are antique and a small proportion of them will display small grout able edge nibbles and chips. This is all part of the antique patina of a tile and adds to their charm and beauty.  The photographs are obviously an accurate representation of the tiles.


Ceramic encaustic tiles are highly fired which means they can be laid inside or outside of the home as high summer and below freezing winter temperatures will not affect the tile. They can also be laid with under floor heating systems as they are superb retainers and distributors of heat. While they were originally floor tiles they can and are used on walls as splash backs, in showers, in Aga inglenooks and various other areas of the home. They can be laid as centralised carpet style features framed by antique parquet, stone or a complimentary plain tile. If you cannot find what you are looking for we do have more tiles available and can provide for larger areas. Contact us for more information.

Packing & Delivery

The tiles can be included as part of a larger order you may be placing with us and included in your shipping pallet.

If the order is exclusively for this set of patchwork tiles it is likely owing to weight and cost that delivery would be to UK only, by parcel courier. If you live outside of the UK please contact us for a shipping price. We take time and care in packing and the tiles are dispatched standing in a cardboard box insulated with 2cm thick polystyrene. 

Floor Size: 
To 5m²