Stones and marbles are formed by compression of the earth's
crust over millions of years. They are so highly compressed
that they are amongst the hardest materials known to man.This makes them highly suitable for floors because they can
last for hundreds if not thousands of years.
Terracotta is formed by baking clay in a kiln. Softer than stone,
it was used by many ancient civilisations including the
Romans and is also remarkably durable.
Paris Ceramics has pioneered the reclamation of both antique
stone and terracotta from its inception in 1982. We have
developed a network to discover and preserve original floors
from around the world.
Newly quarried stone is also available to order in any
quantity. Whilst it pays homage to the rare antique originals,
the uses of newly quarried stone have evolved to suit the
needs of today.
Whether ancient or modern, flooring supplied by Paris Ceramics
will be a unique, hard-wearing embellishment to any home.