Since the first century AD when terracotta tiling became widespread in Imperial Rome people have used terracotta tiles as a means to accentuate their homes. The advent of uniform tile sizes resulted in the use of highly distinctive and elaborate geometric floor patterns which utilised order and simplicity in their regular design.
European churches, nobility and the very wealthy saw tiling geometric patterns with terracotta tiles as a way to exhibit their wealth, status, and enlightenment. With time commoners began replicating the tile textures they saw in the palaces and churches in their own homes which coined the phrase "noble yet plebeian".
At Middle Earth Tiles we are proud of what we make - we make beautiful tiles. And we are emotionally involved in how people use our tiles. For this reason we have created this page to help our customers think ‘outside the square’ when it comes to laying our tiles. Why? Because our terracotta tiles when laid properly should last hundreds if not thousands of years, and when you're installing such a durable product we think it is important that people think ahead 10-20 and realise that if they lay their tiles in an unimaginative way now, they will be stuck with it for years.