Choosing a Cabochon Floor
Posted on 13th June 2022 at 15:10
We often find that many of our clients own Georgian properties, and while many choose to add a modern twist to their homes, a good few decide to maintain the houses heritage and install floors which are more in keeping with the original times.
It's unlikely to find this style of floor in modern homes, but listed buildings, period properties and Georgian style houses fantastically suit cabochon floors. The traditional design of a cabochon floor will typically feature classic black cabochon inserts and lighter tiles which have been cut on the corners and are usually finished with tumbled or pillowed edges. This timeless style of floor is a popular choice for entrance halls but can be used in many different settings such as bathrooms or dining areas.
Original installations of cabochon floors tend to feature beautiful English Limestone's such as Bath Stone, but a lot of clients tend to choose more cost effective options from places such as Egypt.
Although white and black are the most common colour choices for this style of floor, many people choose alternative colours, shapes and sizes to create something truly individual.
As shown above and below, the base tile of your cabochon floor can be cut to either Octagons or Pentagons depending on how many inserts you want on show. Often things like room space and tile size will influence this decision, although we can offer advice based on projects we've completed previously. Bespoke pieces, such as border tiles, step treads and risers can also be created to complement this antiqued material.
All four corners cut per main tile, cabochons on every corner
One corner cut per main tile, cabochons on every other corner
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