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 1981. 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.

Glossary of the Day

Byzantine art

Byzantine art is the term commonly used to describe the artistic products of the Eastern Roman Empire from about the 5th century until the Fall of Constantinople in 1453.


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