Antique Handmade Roof Tiles Combined with Decorative Handmade Tiles
This project, located in Pacific Palisades, California, combines the rich authentic texture of real antique handmade clay roof tiles with colorful handmade decorative tiles to create an old world charm available only through the use of the correct materials appropriate to this style of architecture. Of special note is the use of 8" long miniature handmade clay roof tiles for the chimney cap. The use of these small tiles keeps the roof texture of this decorative architectural element in scale with the larger antique tiles covering a broader roof expanse.
The handmade terracotta clay floor tiles used on the walkways, entertainment areas, and patios of this project, accented by handmade decorative tiles, provide the finishing touch to the elegant authenticity emanating from this residence.
Architect: Edward Paul Skibitzke, President, BarroNica Building Products
Antique Clay Roof Tiles Enhance a Tuscan Villa
Richly textured antique handmade clay tile roof tiles provide an authenticating touch to this home in Palos Verdes
Estates, California. The heavily textured variegation found in the antique clay tile roof echoes the rough hewn stone of the
exterior walls in a manner that replicates the feeling of homes in the Tuscan countryside.
The handmade clay tiles of the walkways
and courtyards of this home complement the feeling of the aged handmade building materials found in this residence. The final
product is one of gracious authenticity rarely seen in recently built homes.
Architect: Marsha Scully & Associates
Handmade Custom Terracotta Clay Floor Tile
This original George Washington Smith home, located in the Montecito area of Santa Barbara,
was being remodeled and added to. With a desire to retain the authenticity of the home's original handmade
clay tile floors, the owner approached BarroNica Building Products to reproduce these tiles. The result is
a terracotta clay tile floor that seamlessly flows throughout the home, making it almost impossible to tell
where the original tiles end and where the new BarroNica tiles begin. This blending of tile was greatly
enhanced by a tile-finishing team that is highly skilled in the application of special color waxes which
pick up the patina of the original tiles installed by George Washington Smith one hundred years ago.
Architect: George Washington Smith
Buddhist Temple Roof Tile - Handmade for Buddhist Temple Complex. Custom Made Roof Tiles Provide Traditional Design
Architectural requirements for a Buddhist temple complex in San Jose, California, called for a roof tile configuration that
is of traditional design found in many temples throughout Southeast Asia. Providing the design details for this tile, the architect turned
to BarroNica Building Products, Inc. to produce a tile that met their design requirements as well as having a look of a handmade wood-fired
clay tile that would match the authenticity of the actual tile design.
Because of the complexity of the tile design, constructing a mold that allowed the tile to be made proved to be a challenge.
BarroNica's tile makers came up with a unique solution to this challenge, made a number of sample tiles for the architect's approval to insure
proper firing color and surface texture were achieved, then made the required quantity for the first phase of this project which is the temple
complex entry gate shown above.
Architect: LPMD Architects, San Jose, California