A rich antique French ceramic with its original borders c.20m2
A quality antique French ceramic with its original same size borders, which can be laid singularly or back to back, as shown in the photographs.
The floor was produced in the early 20th century by Societe Morialme, a scan from the page of their period catalogue showing the floor is included in the photo gallery.
The principal field tiles are 14cm square, 1.5cm thick and the the mosaically styalized design embraces a strong floral theme in a warm palette, where dark red and mustard are the dominant colours. The borders, using two separate tiles of one flower facing left and the other facing right, are lush in detail and frame the field tiles beautifully.
The floor has cleaned well of its old lime based mortar and the faces, which were dulled owing to many years of waxing, now reveal consistent crisp colours as the high resolution photographs below show. Displaying a pleasing patina, with a small percentage of tiles having small groutable chips or edge nibblings expected of a floor nearly 100 years old, once laid (and they can be laid inside or outside of the home) they will not require sealing or waxing and a regular wash is all that is required to maintain their lustre and beauty.
The tiles are excellent distributors and retainers of heat and as such can be laid with underfloor heating systems.
In the latter stages of restoration, enquire for tile quantities by tile type.
Indicative surface area - +/- 20m2 / 215 sq ft