- Delft Tiles -
Delft Style Tiles
Traditional designs of Delft tiles fit in cottages or older terraced houses in the UK. You might spot the odd modern apartments with these beautiful tiles. They are popular in their kitchens and bathrooms. The versatile nature of Dutch tiles makes them a timeless piece. They can work around any trends that come and go. Blue and white delft tiles are usually view as a mix and match. Teamed with other types of tiles like Moroccan designs or contemporary geometric designs
Detailed Delft designs placed next to one another can look a bit cluttered. Especially in a minimalistic home. So, go for a simpler geometric design that will complement a minimalistic household. You still get a wonderful traditional hand painted design. Modern techniques of glazing ceramic and materials are used in making Delft tiles. This means you don’t have to worry about the longevity of your tiles, as they are guaranteed to last you for many years.
Here at Unique Tiles, we know all there is to know about Delft tiles. We pride ourselves on stocking a very wide range of Delft tiles for sale to suit your tastes and budget. One thing we don’t ever compromise on is quality. From a design that has been mass-produced in large quantities to a hand-made one-off. We guarantee the finish will be equally beautiful on both. Delft tiles date back to the flourishing tile industry of the Dutch.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth when Italian artisans settled in Antwerp. They introduced new and exciting handmade techniques for producing Delft tiles. As the wealth of the Dutch grew, so did the demand for high-quality tiles project. They needed to withstand heat and protect homes from dampness.
Blue Antique Dutch Tiles
The main characteristics of Blue Antique Dutch Tiles are instantly recognisable. Their complicated and highly detailed blue designs on a white base are iconic. This style was adopted as an imitation of Chinese porcelain. It was imported into Europe by ship around the sixteenth and seventeenth-century respectively. When the boat imports stopped, blue delft tiles were the cheap and local alternative.
Delft tiles were initially only affordable to more prestigious and wealthy households. They were always hand painted delft tiles by tradesmen specialist. There are endless possibilities of combination hand-painted and printed tiles. Despite this, there were many reoccurring themes in the design of them.
Traditionally blue and white delft tiles would depict local landscapes, local wildlife and flowers and herbs. Landscape designs usually depicted the local windmills or hills. Cottages, floral and wildlife selection designs were also inspired by local findings.
Traditional Delft tiles
Traditional Delft tiles
Our delft style tiles uk will differ in price based on design and the time it has taken to produce the tiles. Mass-produced tiles with set designs are cheaper because they are printed. They take a fraction of the time that hand-painted tiles take to make. The tiles are glazed and fired at high temperatures in a kiln. Sometimes several times, giving them a high-quality finish. It also protects the blue designs from fading.