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In-Stock: 1960 SF
Dimensions: 8 3/4" x 14 1/2" x 7/8"
Color: Stone Washed Brick - the most classic colors of good Italian clay reveal a brick red with washed out rose, whites and stone colors.
Applications: Suitable for interior and exterior installations including freeze/thaw climates, commercial and residential environments. Thin set installation with one coat of clear sealer.
It is not an easy task to recreate a new terra cotta tile to appear in texture, color and feel as a reclaimed terra cotta tile. Hand made terra cotta tiles in general are made the same way today as 200 years ago. Clay deposits unearthed, filtered, kneaded, hand-molded, and kiln fired. The difference is time. Reclaimed terra cotta tiles that have been aged, weathered and walked upon, carry history, interest and patina. Time capsules of beauty salvaged from old farmhouses and manor homes.
Finally...finally we bring you a hand made reclaimed reproduction Italian terra cotta tile that captures reclaimed terra cotta tiles in all it's patina, texture and color. Each tile is hand-molded and kiln fired following the age old tradition of tile making. However, this clay is further worked by skilled Italian craftsmen to achieve a terra cotta tile that is simply magnifico.
What makes this terra cotta tile reproduction so exquisite? First, the colors of the tiles are through the clay body. This means there is no enhancing and waxing to bring to life the clay body. The colors appear wind swept and worn, soft but present. Second, the texture is like worn stone - just like in authentic reclaimed terra cotta tiles. Without that wax finish that makes "new terra cotta made to look old" appear dark and shiny, our Cucina della Nonna Farmhouse Terra Cotta Tiles radiate a soft matte patina - perfect for radiant heat and bare feet. Third, these tiles are freeze/thaw resistant. This means your indoor kitchen tile will communicate with your outdoor kitchen tile and around the pool with a material so authentic and charming, you will be a Queen in your Italian castle! Fourth, salvaging reclaimed terra cotta tiles in large quantities have their challenges with finding similar lots to fulfill orders which always give rise to thickness and size variations. This is not the case with this terra cotta tile. Italian artisans with skill working the clay for generations create consistent tiles in size and thickness no matter the quantity. This means installation advantages, tight grout lines and a comfortable floor to walk on. Finally, these tiles are not going anywhere. Expect them to be more beautiful with patina from your families footsteps for generations to come.
Recommended Sealer after Installation: Akemi Stain Repellent Nano Effect
Cleaning and Maintenance: Vacuum, then clean with Black Soap (Savon Noir) to disinfect, maintain, protect and enhance patina.