thought i would share this very interesting job we are doing in hampstead. client has bought this old floor from a reclamation yard in france who recommend me to fix their old reclaimed stone floors. tiles are 33cm octagonal with black slate cabachon and border . reclaimed from the gendarmerie(police station ) in nantes france. they were 35 -40mm thick but have been ground down to roughly 20mm as there was a finished height issue. we will be reducing border thickness on site. another batch of 30cm octagons from palais de justice paris arriving tommorrow and then we will sort that batch out before laying. we selected 28 sq mts of the finer pieces from a 38 sq mts so have 10 sq mts left over to do the cellar. loose laid the whole floor for client for approval before laying. Some stones were switched around as they are very sizey. i think they were cut on site with a hand saw when first laid and very difficult to get them back together with reasonably tight joint. 3 man days to select 28 sq mts and dry lay. another client bought the other job lot reclaimed from same place but i did not get the job of fixing it in ireland unfortunately. maybe one of our members did it!!