While we’ve been taking note of the renaissance of handmade tile in recent months, we also love the idea of salvage tile, of restoring the art from centuries past into the floors and backsplashes of modern kitchens. It’s one of the few ways to achieve a totally unique interior in a world of over-sharing and easily replicable ideas.
So when we came across a great online resource, Solar Antique Tiles out of New York and Florida, we wanted to share. Here’s a look at some favorite vintage tile from Portugal, available to purchase online in quantities of whatever is left.
Above: Portuguese Yellow Facade Tiles from the 19th century (Fa-Pl-49) are $45 each for the 5.25-inch square tile in an available quantity of 150 tiles.
Above: Seventeenth-Century White Tiles from Portugal are $60 each for 5.5-inch squares in an available quantity of 600.
Above: Nineteenth-Century Tiles from Porto (shown is the Porto 6) are 5.5-inches square and $50 each with just 38 tiles available.
Above: The Porto 5 19th-Century Tile in pale blue is $45 with 850 available.
Above: The five-inch square Solid Olive Green Tile is one of four solid 19th-century Portuguese tiles; $45 each with 263 available.
For a look at Spanish and Portuguese tiles in situ, see our posts:
- Apartment Upgrade: A Tiled Floor in Every Room
- Patchwork Tiles: 11 Mix-and-Match Ideas
- Required Reading: Tile Designs from Portugal