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It’s All In The Details – Encaustic Tile

The choice of materials employed in the world’s finest homes is a detail that makes the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary. Greystone in Hanover, New Hampshire, is a property at the pinnacle of New Hampshire real estate and represents a luxury estate where every detail was carefully studied as part of the design process. The main entrances to this shingle-style masterpiece utilize flooring that speaks directly to the consistency achieved when a commitment is made to use only the highest quality materials.


Example of Encaustic Tile in Hanover NH Home for Sale



The technique of making encaustic tiles speaks directly to their cost and value as the process involves multiple steps and the skill and artistry of true craftspeople who mix the colored clays and pigments that are inlaid into a cement or concrete base and then fired at a high temperature to create a durable and decorative surface.


Example of Encaustic Tile in Hanover NH Home for Sale


Encaustic tiles have a long and rich history, dating back to ancient times. The earliest known examples of encaustic tiles date back to the 8th century in the Middle East. These tiles were used to decorate mosques and other important buildings and were made using a technique known as cuerda seca, which involved using wax or an oil-resistant application to create intricate designs.


Example of Encaustic Tile in Hanover NH Home for Sale


Today, encaustic tiles continue to be produced and used in various settings, from traditional places of worship and historic buildings to higher-end modern homes and commercial spaces. Prized for their durability, decorative appeal, and versatility, they are a popular choice for designers and architects worldwide. They add a unique warmth and appeal to the spaces that make the dramatic first impression of the interior of a home like Greystone in Hanover, NH.

Discover the story of the design process, told by the architects themselves, in our video Designing The 100-Year House. And for more information about Greystone, or any other real estate listings for sale in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire, contact Higgerson Team and let us guide you home.

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