“Terracotta, terra-cotta, terra cotta pronounced as a Italian “tɛrraˈkɔtta” form soil mud baked is a clay-based unglazed or glazed ceramic, where the fired body of clay mud.
Terracotta is an Italian word, which means ceramic made of baked clay. The word terracotta is famous for making baked pottery, roofing clay tiles, clay bricks, and clay sculptures. These Clay made items are used in the construction of houses and buildings and for the decoration and beautification of surfaces.
Purpose of structural clay terracotta floor tile use:
The purpose of laying structural clay floor tiles is to beautify the interior and exterior design after construction of floors, walls and ceilings of houses and buildings.
The terracotta tiles have become famous all around the world for being roof tiles, hollow floor brick tiles, hollow block, structural tiles, and terracotta floor tiles, Handmade Terracotta Bricks, Floor Pavers Tiles, Bathroom floor tile, khaprail roof tiles, terrace floor tiles, Balcony tiles, terracotta floor tiles, outdoor floor tiles which play an important role in home decoration.
History of structural clay terracotta floor tiles:
In American cities’ structural clay tiles were used in the last of 90s and beginning 20s to make the buildings look classic and beautiful. Clay tiles used for flooring and clay tiles for beautifying the roof became very popular in western areas in the 19th century. Since then, exterior surfaces of buildings in East Asia have been used for beautification.
After that architecture came up with an idea of using glazed tiles to lighten up the houses and buildings which made American and Asian classic architecture and historic temples and other buildings look more beautiful.
Then in the 20s, to make this classic style new and modern, the Advanced and Commercial Architects introduced the people by making this clay tile with glass layer and making it beautiful and shine finest quality. Remember that this layer of glass is called glaze, which refers to the glazed version of tiles.
And these tiles came to be called Glazed floor tiles or seamless ceramic floor tiles. And these glazed tiles greatly enhanced the beauty of the houses, Modern Villa and buildings. Due to which this tile is now widely used in houses and buildings because it is glazed so it is very easy to clean. The new glazed floor tiles versions of handmade clay tiles enhance the classical architecture, historical place of Europe, America and Asia, as well as the fine and beautiful appearance of ancient Middle Eastern temples and other buildings.
Now in the 21st century, handmade clay floor tiles and ceramic floor tiles have gained a peak popularity all over the world and there is a demand for flooring tiles in almost every country. At present, Chinese factories are accelerating the production of handmade clay floor tiles, ceramic glazed tiles and roof tiles and supplying them all over the world, including Pakistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman, Singapore, Australia, Germany are prominent countries.
The Handmade clay tile and ceramic glazed tiles is also used as a wall face brick to build fireproof building walls and offices partitions in various European. In the last few decades, these tiles were made by hand in different shapes and now use advanced machinery is used to make clay floor tiles and roof tiles and it is baking with fire at very high natural gas pressure. Due to this modern machining, a large number of tiles are produced in a short period of time and their finishing is also very high and these tiles can withstand a lot of weight.
Ittefaq Tiles has provided clay roof tiles for large scale government institutions, historic buildings, residential houses, commercial buildings all over Pakistan. Ittefaq Tiles has install these floor tiles on many houses, institutions and historical places, such as The Shalimar Gardens Punjabi (Shalimar Bagh), The Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila), Bahria Town Lahore, Islamabad Bahria Town, Bahria Town Karachi, Izmir Town, Valencia Town, Sukh Chayn Gardens, Garden Town, DHA Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Murree, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, Skardu, Mardan, Multan, Gwadar, Quetta and many other cities in Pakistan.