Barcelona hydraulic tiles

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Hydraulic tile was made it first time in the south of France at the middle of XIX century, but not was used until 60´s. Their name comes from the fabric process by the use of hydraulic preses and no cooking process.

The introduction of the hydraulic tile coin­cided with the rise of Modernisme at the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Where arquitects as Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Enric Sagnier used them with geometric shapes and floral patterns to adorn the floors of the recently constructed, high-end houses in the Eix­ample district of Barcelona.

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