EVENTS & PROMOTIONS
These pages hold the memories of the many events featuring Bharat Floorings, such as showroom openings, award ceremonies, design competitions,etc
Some more detailed text about events here by BFT
In 1840 Henry Minton revived this art form – and the little triangles and squares and florals of ‘minton’ tiles appeared in fine buildings across the erstwhile British Empire. But clay tiles have the disadvantage of irreparably losing their glaze over the years. The invention of coloured cement in Europe in the late 19th Century introduced the exciting possibilities of encaustic cement floor tiles that could grow more beautiful over the years.
The founders of the Bharat Tiles Company travelled across Europe and USA and brought the finest elements of this art form to India. They modified and created fresh designs to suit Indian tastes and developed a unique process to suit Indian conditions. They produced tiles of world-class quality, and in a few years, Bharat Tiles were preferred over the imported tiles. Not only by the maharajas, and by affluent and patriotic Indians – but even by the British! When Bharat introduced its Art Deco mosaic range to suit the tastes of the 1930s, it phased out its beautiful carpet pattern tiles.
In 1999, as a contribution to the heritage conservation movement, Bharat restored its original molds and processes and introduced its range of Heritage™ Tiles. These have been much acclaimed by architects, interior designers, and even UNESCO. Over the years, an exciting new range of designs and colours, both classic and contemporary, have taken Bharat’s floor art to new heights.