Serha Tiles

Detail of black style Serha design.

Reclaimed Serha tiles are etched out by hand, creating a beautiful low relief on each and every tile. The carved out relief is then stained with either black, grey, tan, or brown tints. The colors can be mixed and matched or singled out. However you chose to use the tiles you cannot go wrong with them, their beauty is outstanding.
No single tile matches exactly another. Each will slightly vary in tone and wear due to age and weathering. Whether you only use 4 and create the simple pattern, or many to display a large scale pattern, Serha tiles are completely unique.

Serha tile used in a reclaimed wall fountain.

 Our reclaimed Remedello is an excellent pairing with the Serha tiles. Both exude an incredible rustic appeal that bonds cohesively by tone and texture. These products together can add to the walls of a bathroom, kitchen, or even an outdoor setting.

Serha tiled used with our Remedello Cladding in a bathroom.

Stone Wine Glass Holders

Solid stone wine glass racks are impressively carved and designed to set inside the wall of a wine cellar or even a kitchen. Our Etruscan Cladding compliments the textures and tones of the rack and especially creates the perfect ambiance for a wine cellar. Each slot on the rack holds one single wine glass. The rack pictured below is cut into an "S" shape design, while the rack featured in the second image is the straight cut design. Both are equally beautiful and functional.

Installed in a wine cellar (not grouted around rack). Cladding shown in image is the Etruscan Antique Cladding.

 The straight cut rack design allows for the glasses to be hung at the bottom, and the top to be used as a secondary shelf. Behind the rack pictured below are our reclaimed terracotta tiles. These tiles are exquisite in wine cellars as well as interior and exterior floors of Tuscan, 1920's Spanish, and Santa Barbara style homes.
Detail view of wine glass rack.

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Reclaimed Sinks

Top view of sink, please excuse the watermark.
Hand carved reclaimed sinks are an entirely unique facet to a bathroom, laundry room, or perhaps a kitchen. The natural limestone's ability to withstand wear and tear tops most composite and faux materials. If the stone does happen to chip or stain, it would only add to the rustic look. The sink featured here is only one of the many different styles and designs we carry or carve. Our newly carved sinks offer clients the possibility of designing their own stone masterpieces.

Front view, please excuse the watermark.
Each antique sink is carved and adorned with various inlays of marble, or are modest with a simple rough stone design. Also available are reclaimed stone troughs. Troughs are versatile water features that can be used indoor or outdoor and provide a lovely wide basin. A few of our sinks are on display in our Santa Fe Springs showroom and the others in our collection can be viewed upon request. If you are in search of an entirely unique sink for your home, we highly suggest one of our hand carved, natural limestone or marble sinks.

Antique Vessels

Antique amphora are an excellent decorative accent to add to any interior or exterior design. The warm tones of the ceramic streaked with lines of age give the piece its unique beauty. Amphora were originally used to carry both liquid and solid foods and other perishables. Some range in detailing from highly decorative to rather plain like here. This amphora was more than likely a utilitarian vessel and not one used simply for decoration or narration.

Reclaimed Limestone Stairs

Reclaimed limestone stairs are any home owner's dream and more than likely a contractor or architect's nightmare. During the reclamation process the stairs are removed one at a time with a rough angular cut. For the stairs to be properly installed it will require some masonry knowledge, but is well worth the effort. The stairs are about 48 inches or 4 feet in length, providing an ideal stair for a refined entryway. The top of the stairs are worn smooth with a beautiful natural luster that only years of foot traffic can create. The original patina has not been removed from any area of the stair and can be preserved with sealants. Of course, not sealing the stone will also allow it to continue to accrue a patina in a natural way, as limestone so beautifully does. 

Each stair is about 13 inches deep, not too thin or thick for walking up and down at any pace. As a whole, with all the stairs together the slightly varying hues and tones within the stone come together to form a radiant ambiance. The natural beauty of the stone cannot go unnoticed and the rustic patina needs little to no maintenance. These stairs are truly an architectural delight. 

Reclaimed Encaustic Tiles

A four piece section of the flooring.
Reclaimed Encaustic tiles are a unique blend of beauty and functionality. Their traditional size of eight inches by eight inches create a perfect square that allows for easy installation as well as an exquisite pattern to emerge. Each tile is delicately decorated and being reclaimed, it exudes a matte rustic visage.

View of the Encaustic pattern as a whole with a border.
Encaustic tiles are not only aesthetically appealing, but their ability to withstand years of ware is nothing short of brilliant. The design on the surface extends deeper into the tile, allowing for decades of foot traffic to slowly whether it without loosing any semblance of its original detailing.

A Massive Reclaimed Mantel

A reclaimed mantel with minimal restoration.
The latest addition to our reclaimed family of mantels is a massive limestone work with an extraordinary keystone. We have recently assembled it and believe it dates from the mid 1800's to the early 1900's. The anomaly here are the legs, which we believe were not orginally intended for the top lintel piece. The wear and patina on the legs indicate to perhaps belonging to an older mantel, but were later usurped to complete the fireplace when the top portion was carved.

Detail of the hand carved keystone.

Usurpation was not and uncommon practice in historical times due to lack of resources or displays of power and association. The keystone design stands in contrast to the acanthus leaf and volute shaped legs. While they elegantly compliment eachother in the overall appeal of the piece, an art historical eye can detect the inconsistancy. While this mantel was reclaimed as a whole, its early orgins may never come to light. Fortunately, its beauty has survived and is available for viewing in our Santa Fe Springs showroom off the 5 fwy.