First hand-crafted in medieval times, our
encaustic floor tiles are carefully reclaimed and restored from cathedrals, important buildings and palaces.
Inspired by the Italian Renaissance’s love of beauty and lavishness, each
floor was meant to be a work of art…a durable mural. Experiencing a resurgence
in the belle époque and art nouveau periods of the 19th century, these tiles again became a
canvas, evidencing the true decadence of the age and the exuberance of
being. From celebration of intricate patterns lavish in
expression, to subtlety confident in its simplicity.
Still gracing cathedrals and other architecture throughout the European
continent and the world, our tiles are a rare marriage of hand-crafted
artistry and technology, all to often absent today. A golden era
celebrated in stone. L’Antiquario is the world’s largest and most trusted source
for antique cement and ceramic encaustic tile and maintains a ready to ship stock with over 2500 authentic
pattern and border designs, many in large quantity. Our tiles
can be re-laid as entire floors, inset as marquees, borders, backsplashes
and because most are frost-proof, they can even surface pools and outdoor fountains. The designs are endless.
We also offer a large and diverse selection of authentic antique reclaimed ceramic
wall tiles, decorative tiles, terracotta, stone, marble, and other authentic architectural elements. We are always
reclaiming, please contact us with your specific requirements.