Portuguese Ceramic Tile 2019

Portuguese Ceramic Tile 2019

If history is any prelude, then the idea of Portuguese Ceramic Tile 2019 is in a great position to continue to influence design plans across a wide spectrum of clients. That being said, why not take a minute and understand this a little better.

In certain circles, Portuguese tiles are aligned with the idea, or material, known as azulejos. More or less, this has been construed  as “Blue Tiles,” But not exactly. We have discussed this previously and here are some of our prior thoughts: “What exactly are Azulejos Ceramic Tiles. We can deconstruct things a bit in order to learn more. We know that “azul” is blue in Spanish so it is fairly easy to make the connection to “blue tiles”. Be advised this term may also have an Arabic root in describing a small polished stone.”

Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

The image immediately above, from the famous Museu Nacional do Azulejo in Lisbon, clearly indicates that Portuguese tiles are more than just blue. “Many other countries have tile art, where it is used as decoration like a tapestry,” according to museum director Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos. “But in Portugal, it became a part of the building. The decorative tiles are a construction material as well as decoration.” So where does that leave us?

At the very top of this post is an example of our Miradouro Collection. The setting and tiles are described by one of my colleagues as: “this wonderful sunroom designed by Patsy Perlam is truly a treat. We are pleased to see our Miradouro collection tying all the elements together in harmony.”

Founded in the 1960’s, Country Floors has a long and storied history of providing unique ceramic tile materials to a discerning clientele. We are continuing that tradition in Portuguese tiles. Thanks for reading.