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French antique terra cotta tiles. For many who have traveled to France, these are the floors that take one's breathe away. And thanks to the artisans who fabricated these tiles over 100 years ago, we can salvage them from the French farmhouses and Chateaux and reinstall them in our homes stateside. This is a test to European hand made terra cotta tile. Still made the same way today, taking clay from natural deposits, talented artisans hand mold each tile and fire them in wood-burning kilns to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit over a 3-day period. Manning the flames to achieve this constant hot temperature is the secret to durable terra cotta tile flooring. A wood-fire is also the secret to their color variation and position in the kilns. However, antique terra cotta tile is just that - antique and thus, limited. At times, lots must be mixed to achieve the square footage one wants, adding only to the nuance of the floor. At Pavé Tile, the French antique parefeuille has been the foundation for our company. Working with some of the best salvagers of reclaimed material in France, we are vigilant for quality control and cleanliness. Trusting the source for this material is key in receiving the French reclaimed terra cotta tile floor you cherished in France.
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Why this Floor: Authentic French Decor. For those who want antique French terra cotta tile flooring for extreme color variation and texture.
Sizes and Thickness: In-stock: Chateau French Reclaimed Parfeuille 8" x 14", French Reclaimed Aude 6" x 6", French Reclaimed Beaulieu 8" x 8", French Reclaimed Mirambeau 8" x 14", French Reclaimed Tomette 6" hexagon, Spanish Reclaimed Marbella 5" x 10". Thickness varies from 7/8" to 1 1/4" within each lot.
Color and Texture: Colors and textures are highly varied. Please refer to the photos above for each tiles color and texture descriptions.
Product Usage: Indoor and outdoor application in non-freeze/thaw climates. Installations from kitchen, dining room, great room, wine cellars to pool, terrace and commercial use such as restaurants, lobbies etc.
Installation and Maintenance: Thin-set installation. Installation instructions are provided with purchase of the tile. Wash with warm water and mild soap.
Special Features: Tiles salvaged or reclaimed from French farmhouses and chateaux are over 100-200 years old. They are becoming more rare and lots need to be mixed at times to achieve coverage for larger square footage. Pavé Tile stocks French reclaimed terra cotta tile flooring in their Massachusetts warehouse location.
Coordinates with: Vintage decor mixes beautifully with modern elements. Warming up modern lines with the softness of French terra cotta tile makes a room fresh and updated.