Welcome To Baked Earth
Importers & Suppliers of Natural Handmade Terracotta Tiles
Why Choose Us?
Baked Earth has had numerous years of involvement in the natural handmade terracotta.
The reputation of our company has developed throughout the years by having a profound information and enthusiasm for natural terracotta product to fulfill the client’s needs.
What is handmade terracotta?
Handmade terracotta tiles like all the other handcrafted clay floor tiles are not provided with the European anti-freeze certification that certifies the frost-thaw-resistance of the floor up to 100 kg, thus guaranteeing that its surface remains unaffected by craters and clefts. For this reason these regulations are not valid, since they refer to a handmade product that is unique and unrepeatable. Only do industrial machine-pressed terracotta tiles resist to such extreme conditions, because they are machine-pressed. Whereas handmade terracotta tiles also called “soft paste terracotta” are a kind of hand-pressed terracotta tiles that develop some little craters and clefts on their own surface after the 50th freeze – thaw cycle. Handmade terracotta tiles however have always been used for external flooring and also for typical Tuscan roof covering, thanks to their high resistance to frost. As a matter of fact if installed on a slight sloping surface they resist to stagnant water and to water infiltration’s. For this reason Terracotta tiles are frost proof suitable for outdoor use.
Our Exclusive Presealed Terracotta
Our exclusive presealed terracotta tiles are individually treated by hand with one coating of primer then another three coating of stone sealant, during each step the tiles left to dry before another coating is applied which gives it the lovely rustic finish.
This a special ‘high-build’ treatment method giving excellent performance, longevity, flexibility and outstanding results on natural handmade terracotta.
We have developed this exclusive range to reduce the cost for our customers & make life easier (no further treatment/sealing needed). It also provides a resilient protective layer against water, dust, dirt and a variety of commonly found household contaminants.
Eco-Friendly Natural Terracotta Tiles
Baked Earth is committed to a holistic approach to environmental sustainability where all the activities in the business are based on sound environmental practices. Baked Earth Terracotta is an inert and environmentally friendly material. It is made of clay and water and contains no complex components or chemicals; it is completely recyclable and ultimately can be returned to earth.
Baked Earth Terracotta is a highly sought after architectural design component by virtue of its colours and surface textures. In addition the current imperative for the practice of architecture to align with the concept of sustainability has reaffirmed Baked Earth’s role as one of the most environmentally friendly building materials.
Made of clay and shale, the final composition of clay tiles includes the four natural elements, i.e., earth, wind, fire and water. Therefore, they contain no pollutants or allergens and are resistant to noxious insects. They are known to have a benign effect on the environment.
As part of our commitment to conserve the environment, we have invested a large capital sum in building its factory to ensure the production process is substantially more environmentally friendly methods; using bamboo, saw dust and dead roots from palm trees.
Baked Earth has substantial clay reserves already secured to guarantee future production capacity.
Waste is also reduced through on-site crushing facilities which convert rubble and other recyclable by-products into usable materials. Burnt tiles waste is also recycled into a sub-base, which is used in civil development and infrastructure, such as roads. The high firing temperatures used in the manufacturing process render clay terracotta environmentally safe and user friendly and makes our tiles frost resistant.
Some of our YouTube Videos:
Our YouTube Video Chanel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUmUZAvA6gnL0hMnkuvNiyg
Rustic Presealed Square 300x300mm : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rm1yu4ykcI&index=6&list=UUUmUZAvA6gnL0hMnkuvNiyg
Rustic Presealed Hexagonal 250x250mm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg56k9wT-xo&list=UUUmUZAvA6gnL0hMnkuvNiyg&index=11
Rustic Presealed Rectangular 300x150mm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws4_l3NIjPY
Rustic Presealed Square 250x250mm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajwz-FGawTA
Read some of our reviews: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/bakedearth.co.uk
Regular maintenance & other technical information: http://www.lithofin.co.uk/sites/www.lithofin.co.uk/files/care_instructions/info_16a_Terracottamodern_GB212.pdf