Tile Myths: The Facts
Let’s bust a few myths surrounding concrete and terracotta tiles.
CONCRETE TILES GET STRONGER WITH AGE.
WHEN CONCRETE TILES ABSORB WATER, THE INCREASED WEIGHT CAN CAUSE STRAIN ON THE ROOF STRUCTURE.
MOSS AND LICHENS EAT INTO THE TILES OVER TIME.
CONCRETE TILES FADE.
TERRACOTTA COMES IN ONE COLOUR: ORANGE.
False. Maybe orange was the only colour available 100 years ago, but that’s not the case today.
Terracotta is made from all types of igneous rock which are pulverised into a powder and then hydrated into a putty. These rocks can be anything from chalk white to sun yellow to fire red and charcoal black meaning that Monier offers a comprehensive range of colours that will help you achieve the look you want
Here is just a sample of the colour range available.
TERRACOTTA TILES HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY CONCRETE TILES AS A SUPERIOR MATERIAL