Clay roofing tile is an art as ancient as the Mediterranean itself. The ancient Roman construction patterns have produced colorful terracotta barrel tiles that are strong and durable. Although many reclaimed tiles are more than 100 years old, they all through thorough inspections before becoming the clay roofing of your home. Although reclaimed tiles are antiques, they are strong enough to walk on! Spanish, Italian, and French antique villages relied on local specialists to create clay roofing by hand for their houses. Because of differences in clay color, each region produced slightly different colors, and styles. Most common are the barrel pieces for both Cap and Pan. Roman Flat Pan roofing is most common in Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria.
Spanish and Italian terra-cotta roof tiles are characterized by the barrel roof shape by which some French designs are characterized, and they also have a deeper red terra-cotta. Spanish reclaimed Spanish tile tends to be lighter in color. Our Innova Tile experts are more than happy to shed further light on the differences in regional coloring and styles.
We have pieces of various reclaimed barrel styles represented in our showroom.When planning a custom Clay Roof, the experts at Innova Tile are available to consult you on which terracotta color blends and tile shapes might best suit your custom home and whether reclaimed or new clay tiles would be best.
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