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Dimensions: 8 3/8" x 8 3/8" x 1" thick
In-Stock: 224 SF - FOB West Hatfield, MA
Provenance: Sarlat, France - in the region of Périgord
Cost - $30.00/SF
Listed as a "Town of Art and History", Sarlat's medieval streets are considered one of France's best examples of a 14th century medieval town. Salvaging this lot a bit outside of Sarlat - the colors of this historic French terra cotta tile still mirror the medieval colors inside the village. There's an earthiness to this clay tile - reminiscent of the famous gastronomy of the Dordogne region in which Sarlat is located. A color palette of champignon (mushrooms) in brown and white tones, chestnut and hints of moss - this is a rare white terra cotta tile that has aged beautifully over the centuries. It's surface texture has reached a patina that reminds one of stone and with such precise hand-molding - these long ago artisans achieved a consistent tile thickness that allows for an elegant grout line once installed. For those looking to historically preserve an interior to farmhouses of authentic character - this significant antique French terra cotta tile lot would do its justice.
Recommended Sealer after Installation: Akemi Stone Impregnation for French Reclaimed Terra Cotta Tile Flooring
Cleaning and Maintenance: Vacuum, then clean with Black Soap (Savon Noir) to disinfect, maintain, protect and enhance patina.