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.
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 Drawing inspiration from historical reference, Emmi Micallef's original hand painted decorative tiles compliment HDM's reclaimed tile, brick, wood and stone surfaces.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 collections, with 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: Weathered Oak. Weathered Oak is that natural, aged oak wood floor that has the look and feel of an authentic old oak wood floor. The coloring of these floors is due to a many step process using an oxidation method that changes the composition of the wood fibers. Not a stain or an oil can achieve what this technique, the quality of the wood craftsmanship and the decades of wood working experience can achieve in term of beauty, authenticity and historic accuracy.
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.
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.
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What is the formula for creating a Belgian Farmhouse Modern aesthetic? Using Historic Decorative Materials reclaimed Belgian red brick is a start. Read our latest design blog that constructs this design aesthetic by incorporating as well our Belgian bluestone pavers and our Kings of France aged French oak wide-plank flooring. Mix in light and metal casings and soon this trend 2017 will be in your home...and will last a lifetime.