A c.14m2 / 150 sq ft. antique Belgian ceramic 1879-1912
One of two antique ceramic floors reclaimed from the same house in Gembloux, Belgium.
16.5cm square field and border tiles the floors surface totals +/- 14m2 / 150 sq ft.
These handmade tiles were manufactured by Carrelages Céramiques de Chimay, Maufroid Freres & Soeur, Rue Poncet, Bourlers, Henegouwen, Belgique, who later became: S.A. La Céramique de Bourlers. Maufroid Freres et Soeur and traded as such between 1879 and 1912. The reverse of the tiles bears the Maufroid rings and centralised 'M'.
Now between 109 and 132 years old they are in excellent condition as can be seen in the photo gallery where we present a c.1m2+ randomly selected section of the floor. Having cleaned superbly they reveal a warm antique patina where some tiles display edge nibbles, others small chips, all groutable. Capillary cracks, produced when the tiles left the kiln and were cooling, are seen on a small number of tiles and do not affect the robustness of the tile.
Being a highly fired tile they can be laid inside or outside of the home and will work very efficiently with underfloor heating systems.
Tile quantities by tile type:-
FIELD - 385 tiles - 10.5m2 / 113 sq ft.
LARGE BORDERS - 132 tiles plus 4 corners - 3.7m2 / 39.9 sq ft. - 22.7 linear metres / 74.5 linear ft.