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What is Terracotta Clay Tiles?

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 standard 2cm thickness tiles baking process lasts 20 days and the thin terracotta 1cm baking process is 40+ 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.

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