Winckelmans was founded in 1867 in northern France and originally specialized in stoneware. Vitrification of the entire tile provides them with an extremely long life. These tiles are durable and especially resilient, they are easy to maintain; they keep their original appearance for many years. Adapted for commercial use, they are able to withstand high levels of traffic. Being almost impervious, they are suitable for use in all environments, indoors or out, on floors and walls and in wet or dry conditions.