• Antique Reclaimed French Limestone Flooring Dalle de Bourgogne French Limestone from Burgundy, France

    Antique Belgian Bluestone Pavers

  • French Oak Floors Aged Solid and Engineered French Oak Parquet and Wide Plank Flooring

    Aged French Solid and Engineered Parquet and Wide Plank Oak Flooring

  • Vintage Decorative Wall Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash and Grey Wood Floors

    Brushstrokes from Japan, a Minimalist Hand Painted Tile Collection

  • Dalle de Bourgogne Antique French Limestone Flooring

    Dalle de Bourgogne Antique French Limestone Flooring

  • French Oak Floors and Reclaimed Italian Terra Cotta Tiles

    Kings of France Cast Iron Mahogany + Cucina della Nonna Italian Farmhouse Terra Cotta Tile

  • Reclaimed Egyptian Cement Tile + French Oak Floors

    Reclaimed Egyptian Cement Tile + Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Floors


Historic Decorative Materials, a division of Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc. is an e-commerce site that supplies reclaimed and aged French, Belgian and Italian tile, brick, stone, wood and terra cotta flooring to the fine home building market.  After 20 years in business, co-owner François Micallef born and raised in the South of France, holds court with some of the best reclaimed material suppliers in Europe. From French limestone and Belgian Bluestone pavers to French oak wide-plank flooring in solid and planks, as well as reclaimed Belgian veneer bricks and French reclaimed terra cotta tiles - architects and designers choose these formidable surfaces for their exceptional building and renovation projects.  

Sharing a partnership with it's parent company, Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc., a  by-appointment showroom is available to the trade and homeowners to view and design from Pavé's showroom's extraordinary French, Belgian and Italian tile, wood, brick, stone and terra cotta installations.  To register for Trade Pricing, please click here.  What sets Historic Decorative Materials apart from other suppliers of reclaimed materials, is that both Emmi and François Micallef are artists creating original tile collections that they glaze and fire in their Massachusetts facility. These tile collections are designed with the single intention of complimenting their historic surfaces.

Their newest tile collection is called Brushstrokes from Japan, a Minimalist Hand Painted Tile Collection.  Inspired by the Japanese perspective, Shibui, this tile collection is a balance of simplicity and textural complexity, bathed in a soul restorative Japanese color palette that contrasts beautifully to aged stone and wood building materials.

Brushstrokes from Japan, a Hand Painted Minimalist Tile Collection

NEW!  How we admire Italian craftsmenship.  How lucky we are to bring to market an extraordinary hand made Italian terra cotta tile that has the look and feel of reclaimed terra cotta tiles without their drawbacks.  Click here to read all about this authentic and beautifully hand crafted aged Italian terra cotta tile.

French Oak Floors and Italian Reclaimed Terra Cotta Tile

A passion for historic decorative art tiles from France, Amsterdam, Italy and England pushed Emmi Micallef to hand paint a tile collection that ranges from classic Delft Tiles to reproducing Monet's kitchen tiles from his home in Giverny, France. To view a LOOK BOOK of all the collections, click here or on the image below.

The Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Floors are extraordinary.  The colors of these aged French oak planks are not created by applying stains or oils.  Highly skilled wood craftsmen perform an aging oxidation process onto each plank that works within the tannin of the oak.  This changes the composition of the wood fibers where color is created authentically, as if they turned back time.  The resulting French oak floors appear as if they have been salvaged from an 18th Century Château or French farmhouse. From videos of each color or viewing a gallery of installations, Historic Decorative Materials wants you to understand just how magnificent these aged French oak floors really are.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A GALLERY OF INSTALLATIONS.

Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Floors 

Terra Cotta Tiles Show a Resurgence - Keep it Authentic with our Cucina della Nonna Italian Farmhouse Terra Cotta Tiles
Terra Cotta Tiles Show a Resurgence - Keep it Authentic with our Cucina della Nonna Italian Farmhouse Terra Cotta Tiles

by Emmi Micallef November 30, 2017

There is a resurgence of using terra cotta tiles in interiors of late - and now those who want terra cotta tiles but brown waxed terra cotta tiles and reclaimed terra cotta tiles weigh on your design decisions...you now have a third choice.  Read in my latest blog how François' quest to find the perfect reclaimed reproduction hand made terra cotta tile took him nearly 18 years - but was it worth the wait!

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Designer Nicolette Mayer and Our Shared Love for Delft
Designer Nicolette Mayer and Our Shared Love for Delft

by Emmi Micallef November 27, 2017

It turns out Delft is not just for tile.  Read my latest blog on how designer Nicolette Mayer brought to market through Scalamandré's metallic grass cloth, pearlescent wallpaper and fine Belgian linen, 365-year-old patterns from the Royal Delft Company.

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Brushstrokes from Japan, a Hand Painted Minimalist Tile Collection
Brushstrokes from Japan, a Hand Painted Minimalist Tile Collection

by Emmi Micallef September 25, 2017

Brushstrokes from Japan is an ethereal and reflective tile collection.  The color palette was borrowed from Japan's Mother Nature - where it's hues bring reverie.  This tile collection is meant to perform in contrast to noble materials of the Earth - stone, wood, terra cotta.  The opaque nature, aged textures and neutral color palettes of reclaimed materials are the only choice to elevate this tile collection into a transcendence of soul restorative beauty.

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Get the Look!  Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's French and Belgian Farmhouse Aesthetic in LA
Get the Look! Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's French and Belgian Farmhouse Aesthetic in LA

by Emmi Micallef September 24, 2017

Designing a home today with so much choice on the market is daunting.  In this blog, I focus on select materials that create a theme throughout the home that will help in the design process.  In love with the French and Belgian farmhouse aesthetic, hats off to Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen...their home is beautiful and was ahead of design trends back in 2013.

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  • Black and White Italian Marble Flooring Tiles

    Reclaimed Italian Black and White Marble Flooring Tiles

French Reclaimed Terra Cotta Tiles
Abandoned Homes Take my Breathe Away

Images of abandoned fine homes and châteaux ignite stories in my mind, imagining those that walked their halls and porticoes so long ago.  The patina left behind from their footprints, the laughter held in the air, the tears that they shed were their lives...perhaps just like mine...just a bit grandeur in their dwelling.  This is why reclaimed terra cotta tiles from France are dear to me.  Each tile is a story unto itself.  And I appreciate this.