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About Us

Welcome To Baked Earth

Importers & Suppliers of Natural Handmade Terracotta Tiles
CAROL WILBY 3015 3

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.
Our exclusive handmade terracotta is manufactured in our family owned factory.
We use our own clay from land owned by us, the unique colour variation in our terracotta is not available elsewhere.
We have been manufacturing handmade terracotta since 2001, exporting products into the U.K. & Europe.
  • All our Terracotta Tiles are suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • All our tiles are suitable for underfloor heating
  • All our tiles are handmade and to the highest quality

What is handmade terracotta?

Handmade terracotta differently from the industrial one is a product which is difficult to be found on the market. Since it takes long time to be manufactured, it does not combine with the modern market logic because of its production expenses and time. Manufacturing process dates back to ancient times and is extremely complex: handmade terracotta is baked in an oven by lighting a fire using about 7000 kg of wood faggots. The wood-fired oven is placed in a kind of farmhouse: on the ground floor is located the combustion chamber where wood faggots while bursting into flames expand the furnace.  The baking chamber placed upstairs on the first floor containing tiles, vases, and other objects is connected downstairs with the combustion chamber through some slits which enable flames to reach the right temperature and bake  the terracotta manufactures. The door is walled up, thus causing a temperature increase. The various clay objects are left inside for four days. The first day temperature remains constant then it starts to decrease.  The whole baking process lasts 10 days.

Even if this process is still long and we consider this wood baking technique still important. For this reasons we have our experts in order to produce handmade terracotta items according to this ancient traditions, thus creating a selection of unique pieces whose sizes and shades can change.

Your handmade terracotta floor tiles will become a unique pattern  recalling the flavour of ancient times.

Do our handcrafted terracotta tiles resist even to very low temperatures? 

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

  

Some Interesting Facts

Our Numbers
2568
Floors Transformed
32,568
m2 Supplied
8954
Samples Delivered
3756
Patios Covered