New Zealand Hand Made Terracotta

Natural unglazed fired clay tiles are often called Terracotta tiles, which literally means, "cooked earth”. Because this type of tile was so popular, any brownish-orange colour has also been called Terracotta which are durable paving and wall tiles. 

 

At Middle Earth we use basic materials of natural clay and fire to make pure Natural Terracotta tiles, we mould clay into shapes which are then fired at over 1200c in a kiln, with nothing added but water.

 

The different colours and tones of the Middle Earth Terracotta range come naturally from the colours of the clay as well as firing techniques and temperature. These are natural terracotta tiles with colour and are found all through the tile.

With softened, irregular edges, a pleasing surface texture and the flamed colour tones, Natural Terracotta Tiles bring back the welcoming atmosphere of country floors. With wear the tiles, achieve a style, which improves their overall appearance.

 

What are the benefits of Natural Terracotta Tiles?

 

With softened, irregular edges, a pleasing surface texture and the flamed colour tones, Natural Terracotta Tiles bring back the welcoming atmosphere of country floors. With wear the tiles, achieve a style, which improves their overall appearance. Important features of Middle Earth natural terracotta tiles are:

• Colourfast - will not fade with age (unlike concrete)

• Non-slip - the perfect tile for outdoor paving

• Do not Reflect Sunlight - will not dazzle in bright sunlight

• Long lasting - easy to maintain, no glaze to wear out

• Perfect as a heat soak - retaining heat remarkably well

• Factory Treated - to protect the tiles from water absorption and frost protection

Standard Sizes and Shapes

 

Cobble Sizes and Shapes

 

Terracotta

Terracotta tiles have been used and adored for centuries. Today they remain a popular tiling staple.

Colour Variation: Mild Variation
Sealing Required: Presealed for grouting but finishing oil/sealer required after grouting

Sizes Available:

Body Tile

150x150
200x200
250x250
200x200 Handcrafted
250x250 Handcrafted
300x100
310x150
ROK 250x200
ROK 300x200

Edging Tile

Bullnose 200
Bullnose 250
Bullnose 300
Sill 230x150x20
Sill/Pool 200x200x40
Round Edge 200x200
Round Edge 250x250
StepTread 200x100
StepTread 300x100

NOTE: Colour and shade variation are inherent qualities in all fired ceramic products. With all hand made products there will be slight variation in the actual tile size, any tile size should be treated as an indication only.

 

Sunset Red

Sunset Red/ Fireburst tiles are fired at extremely high temperatures. The resulting dark red tones will bring a deep warmth to your space.

Colour Variation:  Mild Variation
Sealing Required: Presealed for grouting and we recommend you use a finishing oil/sealer after grouting.

Sizes Available:

Body Tile

150x150
200x200
250x250
250x250 Handcrafted
300x100
310x150
ROK 250x200
ROK 300x200

Edging Tile

Bullnose 200

Bullnose 250

Bullnose 300

Sill 230x150x20

Sill/Pool 200x200x40

StepTread 200x100

StepTread 300x100

StepTread 300x200

NOTE: Colour and shade variation are inherent qualities in all fired ceramic products. With all hand made products there will be slight variation in the actual tile size, any tile size should be treated as an indication only.

 

Sunburst

Sunburst tiles are a warm, welcoming option for your space. The strong colour variation within this range brings all the colours of a warm sunny day into your home.

Colour Variation: Strong Variation
Sealing Required: Presealed for grouting but finishing oil/sealer required after grouting

Sizes Available:

Body Tile

250x250

250x250 Handcrafted

300x100

310x150

250x200ROK

300x200

Edging Tile

Bullnose 250

Bullnose 300

Sill 230x150x20

NOTE: Colour and shade variation are inherent qualities in all fired ceramic products. With all hand made products there will be slight variation in the actual tile size, any tile size should be treated as an indication only.

 

Sahara

Sahara tiles bring lightness into dark areas with their soft, sandy tones.

Colour Variation: Mild Variation
Sealing Required: Presealed for grouting but finishing oil/sealer required after grouting

Sizes Available:

Body Tile

250x250
250x250 Handcrafted
310x150
ROK 250x200
ROK 300x200

Edging Tile

Bullnose 250

Bullnose 300

Sill 230x150x20

Sill/Pool 200x200x40

NOTE: Colour and shade variation are inherent qualities in all fired ceramic products. With all hand made products there will be slight variation in the actual tile size, any tile size should be treated as an indication only.

 

Rustic

Rustic tiles are full of character. There is strong colour variation within this range which adds dimension and depth to your space.

Colour Variation: Strong Variation
Sealing Required: Presealed for grouting but finishing oil/sealer required after grouting

Sizes Available:

Body Tile

250x250

250x250 Handcrafted

300x100

310x150

250x200ROK

300x200

Edging Tile

Bullnose 250

Bullnose 300

Round Edge 250x250

NOTE: Colour and shade variation are inherent qualities in all fired ceramic products. With all hand made products there will be slight variation in the actual tile size, any tile size should be treated as an indication only.