A 12m2 handmade latticed ceramic floor with original borders c.1886-1900
One we have reclaimed twice now in 16 years of trading and now fully restored to its original beauty, a handmade ceramic floor of superb quality, manufactured in Mettlach, Germany. The floor appears in both the Villeroy & Boch Mettlach catalogue of 1886 as well as in period Ceramiques Carrelages Boch Freres, Maubeuge catalogues. We also have the Boch Freres, Maubeuge floor available with a link below to its details.
The design in minimalist using faux cabochons to link the main cereal coloured field tiles and a vegetal themed border frames the floor. The tiles are latticed on their sufaces.
These 17cm square tiles, over 17mm thick and weighing 1.25kgs each have cleaned beautifully revealing quality, heritage tiles. Included in the gallery are four photos showing the slow, manual production of the tiles that would have taken place at the factory. In this instance, the loading the coloured slips into the tile mould before pressing under several tonnes of weight and then subsequent firing.
Total surface area:- 12.5m2 / 135sq ft.
Being a highly fired tile they can be laid inside or outside of the home but with the additional advantage of having a relief lattice surface they lend themselves to laying on a patio, in a summer house, a garden path or entrance path.
Tile quantities (give or take one or two):-
Field tiles – 320 - 9.2m2 / 100 sq ft.
Large border tiles – 100 plus 4 corner tiles - 3m2 / 32 sq ft or 17.7 linear metres / 58 linear feet
plus some free tile rejects to use as offcuts
The sister floor, manufactured by Boch Freres, Maubeuge, is in a similar palette, is also available and details can be found if you click here We have included a photo in the gallery of 6 tiles from both floors to show their slightly different design and palette; to the left the Villeroy Boch Mettlach and to the right the Boch Freres Maubeuge. Integration of the two floors would be possible as the tiles are the same size.