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.
In the city of Barcelona in particular, these floors took great relevance along with the rise of modernism. In the creation of their designs participated renowned architects and painters such as Puig i Cadafalch, Domènech i Montaner, Alexandre de Riquer, or even Gaudi himself, becoming the great predilection for the houses of the Catalan high society.
Currently, these kind of flooring is combined with other decorative elements to create unique spaces that perfectly harmonize tradition and modernity, along with style, class and good taste.
If you are “in love" with hydraulic mosaics, please contact us: we will help you find your ideal apartment, that in addition to this particular element, possesses all the features you are looking for.
On the other hand, if you are a homeowner of a flat with this particularity and you are considering to sell, we will help you appraise your property properly. Our sales team of Eixample and Ciutat Vella has extensive experience in assessing properties with this feature, and in the successful sale of the same.
Text: Paloma Infante
Photos: Engel & Völkers Barcelona