The tiles are used not only on the floor, but run right up onto the wall to create a backplash. In this loft interior by Shubin + Donaldson, old and new intermingle. The choice of encaustic tiles (a traditional material) applied in such a fresh, new way (seamlessly running from floor to wall) is perfect for the space.
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(Image: Shubin + Donaldson)