European Flooring

Friday, October 12, 2012

French Reclaimed Terra Cotta Tile Will Always be in Style

As quiet as my blog is...this does not mean we are not creating!  So many new collections in the works - from our new Ancienne Provence Wide Plank Oak Flooring to Carriage House to On the Road to Florence - a variety of options of European flooring using French technique, European terra cotta tile and hard work in our Massachusetts facility.  Phew!  Soon you will see the results.  But like fine wine - good things take time.

In the meantime, I jumped for joy after seeing this article in Maison Francaise Juillet/Aout 2012.  On display - a gorgeous French reclaimed terra cotta tomette floor installed in the Chateau de Moissac in France. This photo was taken by Bernard Touillon for an article written by Cécile Vaiarelli in Maison Francaise Juillet/Aout 2012. The article is entitled Haute Spheres - and creative as the French are - understanding that contrasts highlight one another.  The beauty of this old floor with its patina and texture next to the light and air and sheen of these ultra modern furniture pieces.

It was a Sunday morning, and as François and I were drinking our coffee and conversing with our chatterbox daughter, Isabelle  - we both smiled.  Our love of French terra cotta tile - of European terra cotta tile and of old world European aesthetic - will always have a place in this crazy design world. 

A bientôt!
Emmi Micallef
Pavé Tile & Stone, Inc.