Since 1906, after a lot of social, political and economic changes, Teracota Medias produces the same hand pressed and painted tiles, using old ovens, the original receipe of clay mixtures, the same number of workers and the same glazing and manual painting technology.
- Models: >300
- Material: terracotta
- Surface: glazed
The mixture of soils used follows the original recipe of easily fusible clays – cauline clay from Medgidia, white cauline clay from Vascau, caulin plk from Ukraine and refractory clays from Suncuius – Bihor. The resulting mixture is mixed with quartz sand and burned at temperatures of 950-1000 degrees C.
The three main functional benefits due to this clay mixture are: high thermal conductivity, the ability to quickly accumulate heat and retain it for several hours after extinguishing the fire and resistance to thermal shock due to burning tiles at vitrification temperature. The stove or fireplace thus withstands repeated heating cycles for at least 50 years.
- Tile size: 22 x 24 cm;
- Thickness: 3 cm;
- Weight: 2-3 kg;
- Painting: manualy.
- Tile claddinng
The terracotta factory in Medias currently produces over 300 models of tiles for terracotta stoves, which can be simple or ornamental with geometric and decorative patterns, multicolored glazed and hand-painted before or after firing with heat-resistant glazes.
All Teracota Medias tiles have a surface covered with glazes without heavy metals, manualy applied resistant to chemical agents.
The glazing of the tiles can be done in several colors – ocher, brown, white, green, blue, cobalt, cherry, polychrome beige and red – but the ones that best represent the tradition of the factory are the white glazed pieces and painted with blue.
The use of terracotta tiles for decorative purposes brings an immediate effect of warmth, familiarity, relaxation. The process of firing in the oven at vitrification temperatures gives the tiles a high mechanical resistance to chemicals with which it can come into contact. Each tile we make is hand-made and hand-painted by authentic Transylvanian craftsmen who, through the sweat of their foreheads, carry on an almost forgotten profession.