11.5m2 / 123 sq ft art nouveau ceramic floor with half size border
An 11.5m2, Belgian ceramic encaustic floor of 14.2 cm square tiles reclaimed from the entrance hall of a turn of the century town house close to Charleroi, Belgium.
Bearing all the fluid, vegetal themes of art nouveau design the floor comes with its original half sized border tiles, for which the four border corners are present. The palette, shared by both the field and border tile is diverse but complimentary with vieux rose, leaf green, ginger and charcoal all present on a white base. While rich in design and detailing the tessellation of the tiles produces a strong geometric flow across the floor, easy on the eye and strongly navigational.
Owing to the tiles being handmade in batches there is some colour variation, particularly with the ginger colour but which only adds to the charm of the floor. The ceramic is excellent, the slip deep and the tiles have cleaned superbly of their old mortar and years of wax. A highly fired tile, they can be laid inside or outside of the home and being +/-15mm thick, will work superbly with under-floor heating systems.
Tile quantities, give or take one or two:-
Field tiles – 525 (10.5m2)
Half size borders – 90 plus 4 corners (0.95m2) – 12.6 linear metres / 41+ linear ft.