L'Atelier de Saint Cannat : antique building materials

Where to find us :

Aix en Provence

5130 Route d Avignon
RN7 La petite Calade

13540 Puyricard

Tel : 04.42.23.47.29
Fax : 04.42.23.47.97
Opening hours :
Mon-Fri 7.30am - 12. / 1.30pm-6pm

Monday 25 March 2019 | 17h57

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Parefeuille

Your are looking for Parefeuilles ? This is rectangular terracotta tiles that usually measures 21 x 36cm

It usually was used for a rond tile roofing. It was placed on 8 to 10 cm pine beams, and were used as platformperdu to built over and under rond tiles. Today they are used as floor tiles with no particular precautions to assembled it.

These special tiles are found in old houses in demolition, they are then cleaned and calibrated

Different colors are available: Terracota, grey, mixed, orange and red. This different colors exist because of the different technics of cooking the tile. Plus it was made in a few villages and dirt does not always have the some color.