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Heritage™ Tiles
Bharat Flooring’s Heritage™ tiles and floors are custom designed to create stunning floors to suit eclectic tastes. Each cement tile is individually hand-crafted from the finest, carefully selected ingredients, aesthetically blended to create a high quality tile of rich and glowing colours. The timeless elegance and durability of these tiles make them works of art and an invaluable part of the country’s architectural heritage. We help Interior designers and architects to design their dream floor using our Heritage™ and Unitinta™ tiles.

Bharat’s Heritage™ range is sometimes referred to as encaustic cement tiles. Encaustic clay tiles were first developed by Cistercian monks in the 12th century in England. Colours were hand embedded into the tiles. The art form was almost lost when the much marrying Henry VIII closed the monasteries because the Church refused him a divorce!

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 Flooring Tiles Company travelled across Europe and USA and brought the finest elements of this art form to India. They created fresh designs and modified the process to uniquely suit Indian tastes and 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 moulds and processes and introduced its original and expanded range of carpet pattern tiles under the trade name 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.
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Sizes

Standard Size 20cmx20cm. Some sizes available in 10cmx10cm, 10cmx20cm, 15cmx15cm

Thickness

Flooring - 23mm - 25mm

Cladding - 16mm - 18mm

Material

Topping - White cement, pigment, filler

Backing - Grey cement, Stone Grit/ Dust

Stock

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Actual pictures of these tiles in use

A combination of Heritage tiles in grey and white in a private residence at Worli, Mumbai. Interiors Alice Von Baum
A striking floor with Tulip Pattern & Vine Border in Jaisalmer Yellow & Terracotta Red at Beltin Suite Hotel in Nerul, Goa. Interiors - Architect Chandan Parab
A striking Hyacint Pattern floor in Black, Jaisalmer Yellow and White at a private residence. Architects Fulcrum, Bangalore
A medley of Heritage tiles adorns the bedroom of this residence
Pizza Metro Pizza, Kemps Corner. Photographer Ameya Ravindra Kadam
The random color ones are in TMC the music cafe at city centre Raipur. Vivek Rathore from Salient Design Studio, , Kolkata
The random grey and white arrangements are in Aafra restaurant and lounge at city centre Raipur. Vivek Rathore from Salient Design Studio, Kolkata
A cheery medley of Heritage tiles adorns the terrace of Idea Spice Design office at Mumbai.

Specifications

Wet Transverse Strength

Above 3N/ mm2

Abrasion Test

Below 3.5mm

Water Absorption

Below 10%

Standard Size

20cmx20cm

Some Designs Available In

10cmx10cm, 10cmx20cm, 15cmx15cm

Thickness for Flooring Tile

23mm-25mm

Thickness for Wall Cladding

16mm-18mm

Need help in deciding?

If you are looking for assistance in deciding what will be best for your place, feel free to contact us. Our in-house designers expert with these tiles would be happy to help you.

Do use the same contact in case you are looking for samples or for a quote.