Famous for their beautiful patterning, made by different sorts of clay being incorporated into one tile, encaustic tiles are able to contain vibrant designs, patterns and even full pictures!
With a resurgence in popularity during the Victorian era thanks to new manufacturing methods, Victorian encaustic cement tiles were seen all throughout England, Europe and North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and thanks to their longevity and durability, they can still be seen today!
Original Victorian encaustic tiles may be kept in the stately homes and churches where they were first installed, but the time-honoured techniques used to craft them are still in use today! You can buy encaustic tiles from Ottoman Tile, crafted using the ancient French and Armanian techniques by our master craftsmen. These techniques, which were first developed in the Medieval Period and perfected by the Victorians, create a tile unlike any other, with stunning inlays and a classically archaic look. Perfect for adding flair to a room or as part of a floor tile pattern, encaustic tiles – and encaustic cement tiles, if being used for flooring – are a timeless favourite, that never gets any less beautiful.
Based in London, Zurich and Istanbul where the exotic east meets modern west, we bring together new technology with old world techniques. We are a specialist and unique international exporter of exclusive hand crafted cement tiles, and Topkapi Palace ceramic tiles