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Tierra Floor Tile

Item# 30010
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You may order samples online. Sample must be purchased and shipping charges apply. Please keep in mind sample tiles may vary in color from future orders due to the handmade process.

The Making of Tierra - Mexican Pavers

Tierra handmade and high fired terra-cotta floor tiles are of unparallel quality. The durability and strength of our Tierra terracotta tiles greatly depends on high quality raw materials and its firing processes. We have a very strict quality control in the selection and formulation of the clay that embodies these tiles, along with high firing.


Our Tierra Terracotta tiles are fired at temperatures ranging from 1180 to 1200 degrees centigrade, approximately 2100 degrees Fahrenheit. Only high quality raw materials, and careful formulation can withstand such temperatures without cracking or breaking apart in the kiln.


In comparison to Saltillo tiles and mission red tiles, Tierra floor tiles are of superior quality and durability; that is why they are the preferred terra cotta floor tiles by architects, professional builders, and designers. Tierra floor tiles are 100% handcrafted and deliver a stunning and authentic old-world charm with 21st century high quality standards; additionally, they require very little maintenance.


Tierra floor tiles must be sealed in order to preserve their beauty. We recommend the usage of a high quality penetrating sealer such as 511 Impregnator or 511 Porous Plus from Miracle Sealants Company.


511 Porous Plus is a penetrating sealer designed for the protection of the most porous surfaces. 511 Porous Plus forms an invisible barrier that is resistant to moisture and stains while allowing vapor to escape. 511 Porous Plus is not a surface coating and will not alter the natural look. All surfaces are harder and less slippery. Therefore, 511 Porous Plus is highly recommended for all our Mexican terra-cotta floor tiles.


NOTE: Although Tierra y Fuego maintains high standards of quality control, lot variation in size and color may be present from shipment to shipment. There is no guarantee that tiles ordered as add-ons will match those from original orders. This is an intrinsic characteristic in all handcrafted tile

The making of High Fired Tierra floor tile: y is extracted from mines and consolidated to be transported
The of Saltillotile: clay soaks in water
The clay is extracted from mines and consolidated to be transported to the factory.
Once at the factory, the clay is processed in a grinder.
The making of Saltillo tile: clay is carried to work area And an artisan spreads the Tierra clay with his hands.
The clay is worked into a mass. And an artisan spreads the Tierra clay with his hands.
The making of Saltillo tile: clay is checked for thickeness evenness Handmade Saltillo floor tile
To make Tierra floor tiles the clay is placed in individual wooden molds and pressed.
The Tierra floor tiles are laid in rows ready to be left to dry.
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Artisans add the bullnose edge when needed to the Tierra floor tile.
Once dried, the tiles are put in shelves to be ready to be put into the kiln.
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Tierra High Fired floor tiles are cleaned after they are fired, before they are packed to be shipped.
The Tierra tiles are high fired at temperatures ranging from 1180 to 1200 degrees centigrade, approximately 2100 degrees Fahrenheit.
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The tiles are tightly packed and ready to be shipped out.
Tierra Floor tiles arrive safely in our San Diego, California distribution center.

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Specifications Description

Recommended Use


• Residential and medium use industrial flooring. 

All interiors of residential and commercial wall applications. 

Wet areas such as showers, pools or fountains. 

Frost resistant. Suitable for exterior environments with temperatures below 0º C. 

• Tiles and grout must be sealed with a penetrating sealer that will form an invisible barrier resistant to moisture and stains.

Recommended Rooms


• Outdoor use is subject to climate conditions and method of installation.


Texture: Coarse
Finish: Unsealed natural clay
Body: Red Bisque
Thickness: 1/2 in.
Variation: V3 - Moderate Variation
Grout: Sanded grout if joint is greater than 1/4 in.
Sealer: Use 511 Impregnator


• For a comparison of variation degrees refer to Variation Details.

• Tierra tiles are fired at temperatures ranging from 1180 to 1200 degrees centigrade. Highly resistant due to its dense body and are almost non-absorbent.  Moisture Absorption ≤ 5.3%

• Samples of unglazed Tierra tiles were submitted to ASTM C1026 Testing, consisting on freezing the tiles in water to 27°F and then thawing the tiles in water to 40°F. No damage was shown after 300 freeze-thaw cycles.

• Static Coefficient of Friction is greater than .90 (SCOF ≥ .90)

• Breaking Strength ≥ 365 lbf

Tiles per Square Foot

4x8 4.5 tiles
6x13 1.85 tiles

Industry standard recommends adding on 5-10% additional tile to account for waste, special cuts, or other unforeseen problems. It is recommended to revise measurements and tile quantities with an expert installer.

Care and Considerations• For routine maintenance immediately clean any spills. Damp mop floor tile with a neutral pH cleanser and water.

• Do not use abrasive cleaners, acids or bleaches.
Installation• For Installation Recommendations refer to our Installation Guide.

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