Single shade 17A is one out of six shades of white that we developed as the base for the most authentic Delft reproduction tiles available on the market. As we are specialized in antique Delft tiles, we know everything about the original handmade Delft product that was fabricated between c. 1580 and 1900. To develop these six shades, we used our own stock of antique plain white tiles as leading examples. By adding more characteristics of the antique tiles, such as pinholes in the corners (part of the production process before 1860) and natural crazing, the tiles create a very authentic look and feel.
Please continue reading below for more information about the opportunities these tiles bring, the enhancements and how to order samples.
If you are interested in purchasing our reproduction tiles, it might be interesting to know more about the opportunities that we have to offer.
Stick to one shade
You can choose to work with a single shade for your tiling project. As the tiles are handmade they will provide you with a very consistent but still lifely experience.
Mix certain shades
Plain white tiles are mainly known for their colour gradation. This can be achieved by mixing our shades in any way you desire. Mixing shade 17A and 17B will lead to subtle differences, while mixing shade 17A with 17D or 17H will lead to a very variated selection. You can mix as many shades as you like.
Add one or more enhancements
Our tiles are available with three enhancements:
Pinholes in the corners; pinholes were part of the production process before 1860. The tile was cut out of clay and to keep it steady while cutting it, a wooden board was placed on top of it with two, three or sometimes even four pins entering the clay (and thus the tile). This enhancements creates two of these pinholes in each tile.
Crazing; Crazing is the phenomenon that produces a network of fine cracks on the surface of Delft tiles (and other ceramics). It happens over time (decades, if not centuries). This enhancement is really a matter of taste, as many consider it to be part of the antique experience, while others prefer a tile without.
Extra (17th century) thickness: If you wish to combine these plain white reproduction tiles with original 17th century tiles, this enhancement might be interesting to consider. Original 17th century Delft tiles are almost always 1,5 times as thick as 18th and 19th century tiles. This ehancement reduces the difference in thickness, making it easier to tile them when combined with antique 17th century tiles.
Combine with hand-painted reproductions
Of course, it are not only the shades of white that lead to the most authentic Delft reproduction tiles, it are also our antique decorated tiles that are making the difference. We are using our own stock of antique tiles as leading examples for the hand-painted reproductions. You can browse our antique wall tiles and order reproductions of any type you might like. Of course, any desirable changes can be made. We plan on launching a fixed stock of decorated tiles by the end of the year (2018).
Combine with antique Delft tiles
Due to the shades of our reproduction tiles being based on our antique plain white tiles, they go very well with antique decorated Delft tiles. In this way you can add a real antique twist to your project. Some of our clients even use our 'collectibles' to create something absolutely unique.
All displayed prices are per tile and excluding 21% VAT. VAT is not added to orders from outside the European Union or orders by companies within the European union, but outside the Netherlands with a valid tax identification number.
Samples can be ordered by contacting us or making a quote request.
|Inventory number||RTS - 17A|
|Size per tile (approx.)||5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm|
- How to order
Collectibles, books and sample packages of our reproduction tiles can be ordered directly on our website by clicking the 'buy now' button. Our secure checkout processes most credit cards, PayPal, iDeal and several other payment methods. In general these type of orders are shipped the next working day. As soon as they do, you will receive all the details from us to track the progress they are making.
Wall tiles, murals and reproductions can be ordered by making a quote request or by contacting us through our contact page. We will discuss all the details with you and move forward from there.
- Shipping and packing
We ship solely with premium partners such as DHL Express and FedEx Economy/Priority. Based on the delivery address, value and weight of the shipment we choose the right carrier to work with. Each shipment is fully insured and prepared with all the required documents to pass customs when ordering from outside the European Union. All our tiles are extremely well packed. We use heavy-duty cardboard boxes for small orders. Larger others are packed in wooden export crates with multiple layers of protective foam.
- Product disclaimer
Antique tiles are handmade, so variations in color, size and texture are to be expected. Also, due to the age of the items, small chips and signs of use are common and considered to be part of antique tiles and the overall experience. Our tiles have been rinsed and cleaned intensely, making them suitable to be reused. However, we can never guarantee that all traces of sooth, salt or other forms of pollution have completely been extracted from the tiles. We expect our customers to be aware of this matter.
Due to the relative inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual product. We strive to make our colors as accurate as possible, but screen images are intended as a guide only and should not be regarded as absolutely correct.
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About Regts - Delft Tiles
We are a family firm specialized in Delft tiles. Our stock covers the entire production period, which started around 1570 and ended just after 1900. If you are interested in working with us, please always feel free to get in touch.