Encaustic tiles are traditionally created using different colours of ceramic clay, with the pattern inlaid into the body of the tile.
Inlaid or encaustic tiles were very popular between the 13th and 16th century for use predominantly in ecclesiastical settings. A revival of the technique began in the mid 18th century when the tiles were mass produced for use in residential properties. Larger encaustic tiles were most commonly used in central Europe.
These highly vitrified ceramic tiles are very robust and have a very low porosity when compared with modern cement encaustics.
Our 150mm encaustic tiles are made to order in any of the 32 colours in the range. Lead times are normally 8 - 16 weeks. Custom patterns can also be produced, please contact our design team to discuss your requirements.