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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Modernist floor ceramic and cement tiles in old Polish townhouses


In some of the preserved interiors of nineteenth-century townhouses in Poland, we can still enjoy fantastic, patterned floors. The tiles are of two types - cement and ceramic. Mass production of both types of floors was started in the nineteenth century. The most beautiful models were created in the interwar, modernist period.
On cement plates I wrote before, they are now extremely fashionable and that's perfectly okay - they are beautiful!

Cement are also quite expensive. However, you can buy floor tiles (ceramic tiles) with patterns like those of cement tiles (Equipe Ceramicas and Vives produce them). Ceramic tiles can also be impressive. They are often used in contemporary interiors but here, in this post, I'd like to share my inspirations from historic interiors.


Some of my own pictures at the beginning - when I see original tiles I immiediately take pictures!

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Modernist"corset tiles" in Gdynia

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations, corset tiles
Modernist"corset tiles" in Gdynia

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations, corset tiles
Modernist"corset tiles" in Gdynia

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations, corset tiles
Modernist"corset tiles" in Gdynia


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
 Lower Town in Gdańsk

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Bielsko-Biała

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Bielsko-Biała

And now stunning floors I found at Facebook profile called Warsaw Floors - Warszawskie Posadzki. Thank you for letting me use your pictures in my post!


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Warsaw, Szpitalna 8 street, photo: Adrian Sobieszczański



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Warsaw, 1904 townhouse. Photo: Agnieszka Agawa Warchulińska

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, Gibalskiego 3, Photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, Gibalskiego 3, Photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
photo: Iwona Szymanik


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Mielec, photo: Kasia Krempa


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, Pańska 100, townhouse from 1910 r., photo: Dorota Zaim


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Poznań, Dominikańska street

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, Mokotowska 65 street, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, corset tiles! :) photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations, corset tiles
♥ corset tiles! Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Johanna von Sarannson


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

If you have original, old tiles in your apartment - don't replace them with new ones! I saw recently a metamorphosis of Polish interior where the original tiles were replaced. Get inspired with the Polish interior below where all the original elements (including pre-war kitchen cabinets) were kept!


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations, corset tiles




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