+/- 15m2 Antique French Damier Hallway floor with original borders
A +/- 15m2, 155 sq ft antique French damier floor, dating from the early part of the twentieth century, which has been reclaimed along with two other floors from a Maison de Champagne in the village of Bouzy in the Marne department of France. The ceramic encaustic tiles are reverse marked Ste. Anonyme, Gare de Douzies, Maubeuge and both the main charcoal and white harlequin themed field tile and the cube theme border tile are 15cm sq.
The floor was originally laid in an entrance hall with the border tiles running along the walls and as a consequence there are no corner pieces for the border tiles. Given their design symetry they can be mitre cut from existing borders should they be needed. Sadly during the lifting some of the borders were broken, leaving the quality controlled and cleaned total now at 75 tiles, which is 11.25 linear metres in length. Some of the rejects have been kept and will be supplied free for either keying to walls or mitre cutting of corner pieces should they be needed. The floor has cleaned very well and the tiles are in good condition with only a small number displaying groutable edge nibbles or small chips. The high resolution photographs below are an accurate representation of the floor as a whole.
If you are looking for a classical chessboard entrance hall or kitchen floor, we think this one ticks all of the boxes and being a ceramic encaustic tile the floor can be laid with an underfloor heating system.
Tile quantities, give or take one or two:-
Main field tiles - 575
Border tiles - 74