A small 1.9m2+ / 20.4 sq ft autumn leaves themed ceramic
One we love for its simple design purity, a small antique ceramic tile centered on an autumnal theme of yellow and brown stylized leaves with all four corner tiles*, offering a teal coloured leaf, present.
The tile would work well in a small porch, toilet, as a splashback in a kitchen or bathroom or as a centralised feature in a larger area, framed by a complimentary plain tile taking from the same palette.
The tiles are ceramic encaustic, 14cm square and there are 94 tiles in total, providing a surface area of 1.9m2.
We have laid the floor in two ways to show the options available, this is a beautiful heavy 15mm thick tile with a rich antique patina.
Given the small surface area of the floor it is likely economical delivery would only be as part of a larger order. Optionally, a collection or arranging of your own transport can be made.
* one of the corner tiles has accidentally had a one inch sq piece broken off the corner. But the break is clean, the piece retained and it can be relaid by the tiler to look complete.
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.