French and Belgian reclaimed terra cotta tiles and bricks are time capsules of history and artistry. How unique and industrious we are as human beings, a tradition stemming back to the Sumerians 600 B.C. to take clay from the ground underfoot and fire them until the wet earth becomes hardened. This hardened earth then used to create floors where families would dwell in safe heavens from mother nature herself. This is an artistry that migrated to cultures around the globe and France and Belgium, with their savoir-faire, hand molded and high-fired the terra cotta tiles to a precision that now we have the privilege to reclaim from 150 years ago, a testament to their quality. Hand made and wood-fired over 150 years ago, French reclaimed terra cotta tiles in either a square, hexagon or parefeuille is an authentic French building material that adds authenticity and French provincial charm to a home. Reclaimed Belgian Grey Terra Cotta Tiles and Belgian grey and red bricks have the same French craftsmanship with softer color palettes. To learn more about French reclaimed terra cotta tiles, click here.