A run of antique Belgian ceramic border tiles, early 20th century

92 Belgian Art Deco ceramic encaustic tiles, dating from the early twentieth century, manufactured by Societe Anonyme des Produits Ceramiques St Remy-Chimay, we include a scan from their original catalogue showing the tiles.

The tiles can be laid as singles or back to back runs.

15cm square and 15mm thick, the tiles have cleaned very well and arrive ready to relay.

No surface wear, consistent slip colours, an occasional few displaying small groutable chips and edge nibbles.

A highly fired tile, they can be laid inside or outside of the home and will work very efficiently with under-floor heating systems.

Can be used for framing a modern ceramic or an antique wood parquet floor.

With the possibility to sell by the meterage they can also be used as chimney tile inserts, on a kitchen wall work surface run or as splashback around an antique bath, shower or sinks.

Being a geometrically pure design border corner pieces can easily be created from these regular borders should you wish to frame an area.

92 tiles for a total linear length of 13.8 metres for a single lay or 6.9 metres for a back to back double lay (45.3 ft single lay or 22.6 ft double lay)

We also have the same tile from the same manufacturer but in a different palette. To see the tiles click the link here


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. 


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