In Engel & Völkers Barcelona we have very diverse clients with very different needs, but if there is an element of housing we have seen that has an increasingly demand are original hydraulic mosaics floors. They have definitely become a fashion trend in decoration, as they give personality and charm to the different environments of an apartment. This type of surface is hard to find in its original condition and in good shape, so the flats that have kept them become highly valued properties.
But what exactly are the hydraulic mosaics? They are cement tiles which have the color fixed by using a hydraulic press, and they are handmade piece by piece. Its origins began in the nineteenth century in southern France, and were gradually used more frequently in other countries like Spain, Italy or Portugal.