• 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

  • Dalle de Bourgogne Antique French Limestone Flooring

    Dalle de Bourgogne Antique French Limestone Flooring

  • Gray French Oak Aged Reclaimed Wood Floors + Antique French Fireplace

    Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Floors + 18th Century Antique French Limestone Fireplace


Historic Decorative Materials, a division of Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc. is an e-commerce site that supplies reclaimed and aged French and Belgian tile, brick, stone and wood 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 engineered 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.  

  Antique and Aged Belgian Bluestone, Antique French Limestone, French Oak Flooring and Blue and White and Delft Decorative Tiles          

Historic Decorative Materials is an e-commerce site that is meant as a tool to purchase on-line reclaimed as well as highly crafted European surfaces. Drawing inspiration from historical reference, Emmi Micallef's original hand painted decorative tiles compliment HDM's reclaimed tile, brick, wood and stone surfaces.  Her Delft Tile Collection, featured below, is just one of four collectionswith several more to come. 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 and Belgian tile, wood, brick and stone installations. As an artist, Emmi uses the basic rules of fine painting - color/tone, light value and the saturation scale within the materials themselves and in relation to a client's home, furniture and artwork - to achieve a beautiful balance of texture, color and light throughout the theme of the home.   To register for Trade Pricing, please click here. 

Historic Decorative Materials NEW YouTube Channel is the venue to view and experience their antique and aged tile, brick, wood and stone flooring through video. View the latest video from the Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Flooring Collection in color: Vintage Oak. Vintage Oak is that neutral perfectly age authentic oak colored wood floor. This color is not created by stains or oils, but by an oxidation process that changes the composition of the wood fibers.  The result is if this wood has turned back time and is the perfect neutral backdrop for a Belgian style or French Farmhouse style interior home.

 Specializing in original hand painted tiles based on historic reference, click here or on the image below to view a LOOK BOOK of these historically accurate and beautiful decorative tiles partnered with antique and aged French oak flooring and Belgian Bluestone Pavers.

Vintage Wall Tile, Decorative Wall Tile, Delft Tiles, Dutch Blue Tiles, Blue and White Tiles for Kitchen Backspalsh, Fireplace Surround and Shower and Tub Surround

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.

Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Flooring in Smolder Gray Wood Floors + Antique French Limestone Fireplace

VIDEOS! Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Floors - Colors to View: Pattern Herringbone in color Smolder, Vintage Oak, Cast Iron Grey, Danish White Wash, Walnut, Tobacco, Charcoal, Weathered Grey, Cast Iron Mahogany, Aged Cask, Cèpes and Smolder
VIDEOS! Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Floors - Colors to View: Pattern Herringbone in color Smolder, Vintage Oak, Cast Iron Grey, Danish White Wash, Walnut, Tobacco, Charcoal, Weathered Grey, Cast Iron Mahogany, Aged Cask, Cèpes and Smolder

by Emmi Micallef May 23, 2017

Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Floors can only be compared to true reclaimed 18th Century French oak planks. With unparalleled beauty, each oak plank is aged, not by pigments or colorants, but by unique oxidation procedures working with the natural tannin of the oak.  Read more in this latest blog and...enjoy our first video, with many more to come in our Historic Decorative Materials YouTube Channel, of these wood floors that leave one breathless.

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Three Design Boards using Reclaimed Veneer Belgian Red Bricks
Three Design Boards using Reclaimed Veneer Belgian Red Bricks

by Emmi Micallef March 17, 2017

A study of reclaimed veneer Belgian Brick reveals how many different ambiances one can create thanks to the soft reds, oak and stone colors of this amazing architectural element. Using veneer bricks as a focal wall, a back splash or fireplace surround, the eye never misses the beauty of this historic material.

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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 February 15, 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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A Vintage Wall Tile Collection LOOK BOOK
A Vintage Wall Tile Collection LOOK BOOK

by Emmi Micallef February 09, 2017

A Look Book is a wonderful tool to get an overview of a work.  Please enjoy Historic Decorative Materials Look Book of our vintage decorative wall tile collections and become inspired by the pairings of these tiles with our antique and aged French and Belgian building materials.

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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.