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The plain tile: the ultimate combination roofing tile

Nobody has ever walked past a beautiful, grand mixed roof without stopping, where the colours highlight the Terracotta material itself.  With old buildings, blending different tiles evokes the passing of time and requires tired sections of roof to be repaired little by little. With more modern roofs, the variety of shapes and colours shows another kind of know-how, provided through experience and exacting requirements.  However, blending Terracotta tiles requires discipline, with the perceived creative freedom bound by little rules. Designs are not left to chance. The roofer selects, organises and coordinates shapes and colours, allowing the creative aspect to blend subtlety into an overall look that leaves its mark on the architectural landscape.The thread that runs through the roof to the paintwork is seamlessly tied. Like a canvas, a blended roof reveals its full beauty when the professional expresses their creativity and sense of aesthetics without ever sacrificing the requirements of the profession. Working on roofs that will make their mark on the landscape, the professionals creating these blends and the time to enhance the building.  They also choose to respect its heritage and recognise the entire construction profession.

Combining beauty and reliability

In the past, storms, frost, climate changes, or the instability of traditional processes, forced owners to regularly replace a few tiles here and there to guarantee that the roof stayed waterproof.  Gradually, these changes resulted in the creation of unique roofs over time, where sizes, thicknesses and the natural colours of the roofing tiles blended to create original and often very pleasing effects. This aesthetic heritage remains an important source of inspiration for all builders committed to tradition and respect for the landscape. Keen to offer quality solutions, these professionals now want to use fully reliable Terracotta roofing tiles to combine aesthetics and technology.

Blending designs

The roofer can vary the thicknesses and shapes to give volume to a roof or break up harsh horizontal lines by creating an old-style random effect. The basic rules of blending and combining are rooted in a few key principles.

  • Choose your roofing tiles based on local traditions and how you want the roof to look.
  • Define the types of roofing tiles to be combined according to their size or thickness. The dominant roofing tile should represent 50% to 80% of the roof. The blending of tiles will be based either on their thickness or on their shape and size.
  • Offer the owner a sample so they can approve the choice.
  • Take the right amount of each roofing tile up to the roof and then lay them at random.
  • Preferably choose fittings to match the dominant shape or size in the mix.

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