Beautiful thistle themed floor from 1905


This beautiful small thistle themed floor has been reclaimed from a house near Leuven in Belgium. The vegetal theme of thistle and cornflowers is used regularly throughout the Art-Nouveau period.
The field pattern is formed by 4 field tiles. De floor itself is again framed by a double border and the thistle theme is repeated in the full border size tiles.

Some tiles have the occasional edge nibble or a small groutable chip but the ceramic tiles are in excellent condition (See pictures)

Possible applications:

These ceramic tiles can be used as a decorative and practical splash back. Or in a small room for example the toilet. It is also quite easy to combine them with  plane tiles. Or they can be laid as a stone carpet framed in a larger area of parquet or cast floor. The theme and pallete of the floor could be a real asset for winter garden, small terrace or outside shower.

In the photo library is a picture included of the winter garden of The R Ursuline institute (Belgium). This winter garden has been considerd as a trough Art- Nouveau Gem. The floor has the same theme of thistle en cornflowers. These tiles are only produced by another company.

Total floor size: 1,09 m2

Number of tiles & tile size (cm)

N° Field tiles: 17  (14×14)

N° Full size border tiles: 27 (14×14)

N° Corners from full Size border tiles: 1 (14×14)

N° Half size border tiles: 20 (14×7)

N° Corners from half size border tiles: 3 (7X7)

Photo winter garden: Winter Garden of the Ursuline nuns – Visit Mechelen


Additional information


< 5m2


Beschikbaar / Available


Blauw / Blue, Bruin / Brown, Geel / Yellow, Grijs / Grey, Groen / Green, Rood / Red, Wit / White