Vintage Flooring, Tiles and Design Elements
French Terracotta :: Antique, Handmade and Reclaimed ::
A beautiful flooring choice for a warm, rustic Mediterranean look. Walking on these tiles is a pure sensory experience, with each antique tile being different in texture, color and shape. Having endured centuries-long foot traffic, these antique terracotta tiles are well-suited for any room in your house. Encapsulated wood, straw and rock fragments, as well as animal imprints, are proof of the primitive hand-manufactured process of these antique terracotta tiles. Vintage Elements specializes in locating unique antique tiles that are truly individualized. We find these terracotta tiles in old farmhouses, storage cellars, utility rooms and roofs throughout France. Our antique French terracotta tiles are installed using a medium to thick mortar bed to accommodate different thicknesses that can range from 1/2” to 1 1/4”. The finished antique tiles will add up to 15 lbs per sq.ft. of weight to your floor. To protect your antique terracotta floor, Vintage Elements sells custom mixed finishing products that will give you an authentic finish. Our antique terracotta priming oil will lock in volatile components and will prevent surface efflorescence, which is very common in antique terracotta tiles. It also brings out the rich red and cream color tones that are hidden beneath the grouting haze, eliminating the need to acid wash or clean the tiles prior to sealing. Finally, our natural wax emulsion provides a protective hard layer that gives the antique French terracotta tile its rich satin-leathery shine, which requires minimal upkeep and can withstand plenty of foot traffic.
Antique French Terracotta 4″ Square
Very old and extremely rare antique tile perfectly suited for back-splashes, flooring inlays, and small room floors.
Antique French Terracotta Parefeuille
A beautiful antique floor tile that has its background as a sub-roofing tile, our reclaimed Parefeuille tiles were originally used as an underlayment for the Mediterranean-style roofs in France.
Antique Austrian Terracotta
These reclaimed tiles were used as flooring and fire protection in attics in townhouses in Vienna.
Antique French & Spanish Terracotta 13″
Very rare antique tiles that are extremely durable and can be found in larger homes in France and Spain.