Winckelmans make the best tessellated tiles on earth. Lovingly crafted in France, here's why they're so great:
Crafted since 1867
Made in France.
For over 120 years Winckelmans has been producing tiles in the north of France. Not even the devastation of two world wars could stop them. Winckelmans unglazed fully vitrified porcelain tiles have been refined continuously over five generations of family ownership, resulting in a product that is historically authentic and technically sophisticated.
Made with love and care
Making a fully vitrified tile:
Winckelmans tiles are pressed and hard baked, making them a fully vitrified tile. They're sorted by hand to ensure colour consistency and accuracy.
Brilliant for home & work.
In a world of in-built obsolescence, Winckelmans fully vitrified porcelain tiles endure. Extremely high vitrification (from the Latin word for glass) results in unglazed porcelain tiles that are very dense, therefore very hard, and very resistant to staining and scratching. Their sheer durability makes them exceptionally well suited to extremely high impact zones.
Wincklemans tiles have been used in a variety of prestigious heritage edifaces and institutions around Australia and the World by virtue of the strength of the product alone. With a full 9mm body (an additional 3mm above our competitor's product), our tessellated tiles are ideal for a wide variety of applications: from a humble verandah in an Australian home, to high traffic strips in shopping malls and churches.
Full body. Extra tough
Withstands the heaviest traffic conditions.
Endures the harshest of conditions.
Because of the extreme density of particles that the vitrification process causes, Winckelmans tiles resist moisture. This makes them impervious to water and other liquids. With a porosity level close to zero, Winckelmans unglazed, fully vitrified porcelain tiles don’t need sealing, and will retain their appearance for decades.
Winckelmans’ combination of high quality raw materials, modern, automated machinery and technology, plus rigorous quality control, ensures a product that is so strong and resistant to surface damage that it can be used in all environments - commercial or domestic, indoors or out, wet or dry, walls or floors.
Resists the elements.
Better made means better resiliance.
Authentic colours & patterns
With a manufacturing history of over 120 years to draw on, Winckelmans tiles and mosaics reproduce heritage colours, to ensure the authentic look and feel of just about any period you wish to create, from Colonial and Old Australian, through to early and late Victorian & Federation, Art Deco and beyond. Available in over 50 colours, Winckelmans colour palette is both diverse and harmonious, making it supremely easy to mix and match. It’s worth noting also, that the white is white, the black is black, and the red is a rich ferrous red (as opposed to a clay red in other products).
The matt finish and square edges are hallmarks of the products’ authenticity and superior quality. With Winckelmans tiles and mosaics you won’t find cushioned edges or dimpled surfaces, nor will you get a glossy, ‘plastic’ sheen common to other types of tile. The unglazed finish is a natural, untreated finish, and a beautiful result of the combination of different earth materials used in the manufacturing process.
Winckelmans Style Department are continually exploring their vast archives to re-issue classical design motifs of the late 19th & early 20th centuries. With a portfolio of over 50 shapes and sizes, almost any idea or pattern can come to life. You'd need only start.
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