Antique terracotta tiles are actual antique, reclaimed. The tiles are up to 150 years in age and most of the floors sourced date as far back at the 17th century. Used for flooring or soffit applications in farmhouses, barns and other structures found in much selected areas throughout Italy and France.
Made from local earth (argilla), roughly sieve, hand molded and fired in wood-burning kilns, a practice that ceased in the late 19th century, to give them their varied texture and delicate tones of yellow, ochre, cream, rustic rose and earthy red making these a highly individual and unusual floors. Many individual tiles are stamped with the maker’s original monogram.
These tiles transforms the atmosphere of any ambience into a magical country European feeling, a genuine period that is so desired in many homes of present time. The past resurfaces to blend with styles of today.
They vary in size and color depending on the “hand maker” and still relatively available in these nominal shapes
Square, Hexagon, Octagonal and Rectangular