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Overview Floor tiles

Floor tile programme

Our stoneware floor tiles are amazingly versatile. Resistant to frost, abrasion and acid and insensitive to dirt, they are equally suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Numerous historical drafts of the 19th and 20th centuries are re-issued using traditional craft techniques.

Fläche
SF 209 F

Ecke
SF 204 F e

einfarbig
SF 10.5

Läufer
SF 204 F

LAYING WITH
COLLECTIONS

Our 17 colour collections enable the laying of surface and edge tiles in a continuous colour scheme. The colour collections are based on the colour palette of our monochrome floor tiles. Thus also the outer filling edge can be combined in matching colours and can frame the tile carpet harmoniously. Each collection contains five colours, which run like a theme through all the motifs. We have also subordinated our modern artist editions to this system.

 

Color collection F

Laying patterns

RELIEF


FLORAL

INLAID STONEWARE

In 1997 we succeeded in “reinventing” and thus reviving the extremely demanding production technique of inlaid stoneware tiles as part of a restoration contract for the Karl Borromäus Church (“Lueger Church”) at Vienna’s Central Cemetery. Inlaid stoneware floor tiles guarantee a permanently beautiful floor. The old originals have been lying in the corridors of Europe for over 100 years and still look magnificent.

Materials and crafts

EDIT LAYING
EXAMPLES

How does a tile motif work on a larger surface? How does the surrounding border determine the overall appearance? How does a pattern change with the change of a colour collection? An almost infinite variety of combinations – test our configurator!

 

 

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MONOCHROME PORCELAINE STONEWARE

The colour palette of our single-colour floor tiles includes 26 classic colours. There are natural limits to the colours, as only pigments that retain their colour at temperatures of up to 1200 °C can be used.

Installed in a plain or multi-coloured bond or in combination with the multi-coloured floor tiles, they offer a wide variety of combinations based on historical models, but also for modern floors. The colours are the basis of our colour collections of multi-coloured floor tiles.

Designing with
monochrome
floor tiles

The different effects of stack bond or diamond laying alone can have a decisive influence on your room. The checkerboard laying is probably the most widespread classical installation variant for the combination of several colours. However, there are far more design possibilities such as, for example, the half bond, the so-called “Roman laying” or the laying of whole shapes and patterns.

Decorated
floor tiles
with relief

Inspired by the Roman mosaics uncovered in 1852 in Nennig near Mettlach, Eugen von Boch devised a process for the production of multicoloured stoneware tiles. The first tiles, which von Boch produced with the help of his ingenious invention, took over the ornamentation of these Roman floor mosaics, including the joint pattern, which was indicated as a relief. These mosaic reliefs were mostly laid in public buildings, hallways and terraces and were initially produced until the 1930s. The characteristic appearance of the tiles is due to the deposit of dirt and patina in the recessed areas of the relief. This gives the impression of small stones separated from each other. Floor tiles with relief are particularly suitable for passageways or outdoor areas, as the relief additionally increases the slip resistance.

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Mehrfarbig


Einleger

Octagons

Our traditionally produced, historical octagonal tiles, together with the respective inlays, result in a classic and striking tile carpet. We differentiate between equilateral octagonal tiles and non-equilateral octagonal tiles. The equilateral octagonal tiles measure 17 × 17 cm and the corresponding inlays measure 7 × 7 cm. For non-equilateral octagonal tiles, the dimensions are 16 × 16 cm and that of the inlay 5 × 5 cm. Single-colour inserts are available in all our standard and special colour range. For installation in the border area, we produce half and quartered inlays on request. Octagonal stoneware tiles are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Einfarbig


Mehrfarbig

HEXAGONAL TILES

The hexagon generally stands for the harmony of the divine and the secular, which is why hexagonal terracotta slabs were frequently used in sacred buildings in the 17th century. However, the hexagonal shape also ensures particularly high stability in the bond. Due to the smaller ratio of circumference to surface, hexagonal tile floors are particularly resilient and were therefore used in laboratories and workshops at the beginning of the 20th century as an acid-resistant, extremely robust floor covering.
The surface and colour of the hexagonal tiles were suitable for every application, like the slip-resistant variants with mosaic and rice grain reliefs often used in public areas.
In any case, hexagonal tiles offer an exciting alternative to other traditional formats.
In addition, the use of different colours offers generous scope for design and sets airy accents.

Floor tiles in our factory outlet

There are many reasons why individual batches are sold in the factory. They have one thing in common: they are immediately available.

Restoration and
reproduction of
historical tiles

The only way to achieve a good restoration of existing tiles is to customize the tiles according to the original. The adjustment of the replica to the original is then in the hands of our specialists.
For the preparation of a non-binding quotation, we need exact details (dimensions and quantity) of the tiles to be reproduced.

Referenzbeispiele

Fläche
SF TG 12502 C

Fläche
SF TG 8306 D

Fläche
SF TG 8301 L

Läufer
SF TG 8202 E

Artist editions

In addition to our historical motifs, we also develop new designs and continue thinking about the object tile. Surveying a millennia long history of the tile full of different cultural influences inspires us to new motives and modern interpretations. The graphically abstract motifs of the editions, which are also part of our colour collections, play with ornamentation and format and can be easily combined with the historical motifs.

Hard fired and durable:
Stoneware tiles guarantee
durability over generations.

Overview wall tiles

Wall tile programm

Our wall tile range includes historical wall tiles and modern artist designs based on traditional craft techniques. All tiles are manufactured in our factory in Sieversdorf.

The Art Nouveau Programme

Our Art Nouveau range includes decorative tiles, plain glazed tiles and numerous formats for structuring panels. Border and skirting tiles as well as bullnosed tiles with rounded edges provide a sophisticated finish. All-ceramic corner elements, quarter rounds and numerous other formats make elegant solutions possible for almost every situation and are a real eye-catcher.

Plain glazed
Flat liners

Plain glazed
15 x 15 cm

Plain glazed
Half tile

Plain glazed
Decorated tile

Plain glazed
15 x 15 cm

Plain glazed
Base tile

Geometrisch

GEOMETRIC


FLORAL

Decorative tiles

Golem has produced bricks and terracottas for the restoration of historical buildings since shortly after the fall of communism. In the post-reunification period, especially in the eastern part of Berlin, a large number of architectural monuments, such as the art nouveau ensemble of the Hackesche Höfe, which is known throughout the world today, were restored with a great deal of commitment and lifeblood and thus saved from decay.
Many of our replicas of historic tiles, which we have developed and “reinvented” in this special setting, are now being re-produced in our Sieversdorf manufactory, as the interest of numerous architects, restorers, other experts, building owners and private interested parties has encouraged us to take this step.

Hand glazed tiles

Plain glazed

Our plain glazed wall tiles complete the Art Nouveau programme. Our tiles receive their brilliance and colour depth by the use of a light stoneware shard. Most glazes form the fine cracks typical of Art Nouveau glazes, the so-called craquelé. The movement of the glaze melt during the firing process creates the characteristic, beautiful play of colours, which is particularly effective in combination.

15 x 15 cm
Riemchen
Halbformat
Innenecke

Formats

The structuring of wall tiles often represents an important design feature of historical layouts. Our full-size plain wall tiles are complemented with numerous size and form variants for sophisticated laying patterns. Flat liners and half tiles for example, as well as corners and inner corners serve to structure the surface elegantly.

The bullnosed variants of these wall tiles are also available in every colour and provide a cleaner, but still sophisticated finish if no architectural moulding is desired to border off the surface.

Borders and plinths

In addition to the ornamental tiles, the Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau period produced a large number of relief-style borders and skirting tiles for the structuring of tile panels. All monochrome borders and skirting tiles can be produced in the various glazes of the monochrome wall tiles (F10 + glaze number).

Border
Plain glazed

Plinths
Plain glazed

Border
Multi-coloured

THE BRILLIANT TILE

 

INNOVATION IN COLOUR AND FUNCTION

Our wealth of experience gained from years of work and production of traditional tiles in combination with numerous ceramic experiments result in GOLEM’s brilliant tile.
With the brilliant tile, GOLEM is breaking new ground in technical and design terms; its visual appeal lies above all in its particularly lively play of colours. From a technical point of view, it combines the colour intensity and depth of our wall tile glazes with the resistance of stoneware and therefore guarantees frost resistance and durability over generations.

IN STOCK IN OUR OUTLET STORE

 

Reduction firings

In our reduction firings, the glaze is applied to the blank with a ladle. This manual glaze method creates a thicker, particularly vibrant surface with a variety of nuances. After glazing, the tiles are fired twice and oxygen is extracted from the combustion chamber. Through this process we give chance a big space. This leads to particularly strong colours and a unique play of colours. Each tile is unique.

In stock at the factory outlet

There are many reasons why individual batches are sold in our outlet. They have one thing in common: They are immediately available!

Restoration and
reproduction of
historical tiles

Although our standard wall tiles resemble the historical models, they differ from the originals in size, colour or brightness. In the past there was no continuous standardization and for understandable reasons we cannot today use all ingredients of the glazes of the 19th century.

The way to a good restoration of existing tiles can therefore only lead to a special production of the tiles after presentation of the originals. The adaptation of the replica to the original is then in the hands of our specialists.

To be able to write a non-binding quotation, we need exact details (dimensions and quantity) of the tiles to be reproduced.

Reference examples

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FIRE, CLAY AND PASSION

Craftmanship from Sieversdorf

RESTORATION


We produce ceramic building materials for the renovation of old and listed buildings as object-related custom-made products. According to the historical stock we produce hand moulded bricks, shaped bricks, terracottas, facing bricks and floor tiles true to the original in form, colour and character.

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Construction ceramic and restoration

The main focus in our work
is the application of
traditional craft techniques.

GOLEM produces construction ceramics for the preservation and restoration of culturally valuable buildings. The main focus of our work ist the application of traditional craft techniques. This results in a visual overall picture with rough edges standing out from industrial standards – unique and shaped by the traces of craftsmanship. This applies to custom-made bricks, glazed components and sculptural terracottas as well as to the production of individual and historical tiles, which is another focus of our work.

In terms of building physics and with regard to frost resistance and compressive strength we meet the requirements of DIN 105.

Fields of work

For the renovation of old buildings, we cover the entire ceramic spectrum of historical shaped bricks.

Shaped bricks are, for example, bricks for window reveals, cornice bricks, tracery bricks and arched bricks. They are custom made according to their special purpose.

MORE OF SHAPED BRICKS
REFERENCE EXAMPLES

Typically, terracotta ranges in colour somewhere from red to reddish brown.

From shaped bricks for example, terracotta elements differ in size and the higher demand on artistic and craft skills during the manufacturing process.

MORE OF TERRACOTTA
REFERENCE EXAMPLES

Historically seen, ceramics and architecture are closely linked.
Horizontal cornices and vertical elements such as pilasters and columns, glazed facing bricks such as quarter pieces, split tiles, shaped bricks, nose stones and facing plates for external wall cladding, all of these are historical façade elements.

MORE OF Architectural ceramics
REFERENCE EXAMPLES

RESTORATION

On the basis of traditional craft techniques we manufacture historical building materials for restoration and the renovation of old buildings.

Don’t hesitate to ask for a non-binding quote for the custom-made production of your specialarchitectural ceramics.

EXECUTION OF
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS

Historically seen, architecture and ceramics are closely linked. Even with regards to the more strict aesthetic concepts of contemporary architecture, the design of façades continues to play an outstanding role. As we specialise in craft techniques, we can offer architects individual solutions for unusual and innovative designs.

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Examples

References

Extruded bricks

A modern residential house, from the wall to the striking sloping roofs, clad with extruded bricks and shaped bricks in various colours.

Formsteine - Gitterstein-Elemente für den Lohsepark in Hamburg

Shaped bricks

Development of lattice stone elements for the bastions of Lohsepark in Hamburg’s Hafencity.

glasierte Verblender im Foyer des Tour Total in Berlin

GLAZED FACING BRICKS

In Europa City Berlin, GOLEM manufactured white glazed facing bricks for the wall relief in the foyer of the Tour Total.

CONSTRUCTION CERAMICS
IN STOCK

In our warehouse we have artefacts, terracottas, shaped bricks and copies of building elements in stock. We offer them for sale or for reproduction.

Pferdekopf unglasiert

Pferdekopf unglasiert

495,00 €/Stück

4 Stück vorrätig

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Glasierter Verblender, Achtelformat

Glasierter Verblender, Achtelformat

7,60 €/Stück

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Laibungsziegel, rot

Laibungsziegel, rot

1,65 €/Stück

260 Stück vorrätig

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Laibungsziegel, rot

Laibungsziegel, rot

1,65 €/Stück

260 Stück vorrätig

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In stock at our outlet

Baukeramik Werkzeuge

Contact

Phone (central office)
+49 33608 89 910

E-Mail
werk@golem-baukeramik.de

Contact person
Nadine Buchholz

Address
GOLEM Kunst und Baukeramik GmbH
Alte Frankfurter Straße 2a
15236 Jacobsdorf, OT Sieversdorf

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