Encaustic tiles have seen various resurgences over the years, first coming of use back in medieval times, originally made by using different colours of clay to form the patterns, rather than them being a product of the glaze. Many modern manufacturing methods of encaustic tiles use a two-shot moulding process, where the inlay colour is moulded first and then backfilled with body colour before the tiles are fired.
The second era that saw encaustic tiles rise to dominance as a design feature was the Victorian and Gothic Revival era. But today we are again seeing a resurgence in the use of encaustic tiles within home design as we enjoy a period of revivalism.
Throughout the rest of this post, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons you should consider when identifying if encaustic tiles are the right choice for your next home decorating project.
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