The piec kaflowy (tile stove) still heats many a home (also village offices, police stations, etc.) in rural and small-town Poland. They are brick-lined and that keeps the heat in for a long time. Often the stove is in a wall meaning that it heats two rooms. These burn coal, coke or wood. In plcaes with lots of deadwood, it means free heating compared to to coal, gas or oil. The evenly spread warmth and the appearance of often intricately decorated tiles gives a certain cosiness to a room.
The piec kaflowy masonary heater is still in wide use throughout Poland (much like the German kachelofan), not just in rural areas, but in towns and cities. Most are still functional and the only means of heating houses and apartments. Many people keep them for their decorative value after installling central heating.
In cities people retro-fit them with electric elements, and use cheap night tariff electricity to heat them. I have one in my house in a small city and in my apartment in Krakow. They are fitted for electricty, but I don't use them.
You can buy antique piec kaflowys on Allegro, some go for over 100,000PLN.
My dream is to install a large 2 story Finnish style masonary heater in my house to replace my central heating. Just have to find someone alive who knows how to build one.