Floor tiles are common on the reclamation market. Different sorts of tiles are available: in terra cotta, ceramic or cement. Depending on the types, periods and regions, their appearance can vary greatly, from the most sophisticated drawings to plain colours. Because of this, reclaimed floor tiles offer a wide range of opportunities when determining the atmosphere of a room or a building.



Unglazed porcelain tiles

Porcelain tiles (unglazed) are very hard, non-porous and frost and scratch-resistant, making them suitable for a lot of different applications. These tiles were produced in abundance in Europe from the early 1920s to the 1980s and can be found in many private and public buildings. 

Enamelled, ceramic tiles

Enamelled tiles are recognised by their glazed surface. They consist of a 'biscuit', that is glazed to protect the tiles against wear and tear and moisture penetration. These tiles are commonly used as wall coverings, often in damp rooms. 

These tiles were already widely produced in the past, with the figurative 'Delft' tiles as the most famous example.

Cement based tiles

Cement-based tiles (which also include terrazzo tiles) are sturdy but porous tiles with a long life span. Their properties make them especially popular for intensively used rooms without the risk of excessive contact with moisture. In addition, they are known for their sometimes very decorative surface patterns. 

Terracotta tiles

Terracotta tiles, produced in abundance in Europe since the 19th century, are resistant to wear and have high thermal inertia. Their porosity and sometimes limited mechanical performance make them mainly suitable for some indoor applications.