La Escandella Ceramica – Medio Curva Range of
Terracotta Roof Tiles
A roof tile used through the ages,
reintroduced in colours designed for the new world.
Traditionally, this two piece tile, also
referred to as ‘Mission Barrel’, was the most frequently used roof tile in
Europe and in Spanish colonial buildings in the new world. Today the Medio
Curva tile is used in the construction of new homes, due to the beauty and wide variety of colours available, or on
existing projects to restore historic roofs to their former beauty.
The Medio Curva range offers the
Medio Curva tile is made from kiln fired clay, a natural material that has been
used in roof construction for thousands of years. Medio Curva’s durable clay
material and colourfast finish ensures the tiles will not only look good but
will protect your home for generations to come.
they’re made from clay that has been kiln fired at extreme temperatures, colours
will not change significantly over the life of the product.
to their high mass, Medio Curva tiles are great at insulating buildings from
exterior noise such as heavy rain, hail, traffic and aircraft.
Medio Curva range creates a distinctive European look that suits high end
residential construction. A two piece
tile which is installed with one tile fitted under and the next over, this tile
has been used in building construction since antiquity. The colours and
finishes available allow architects and building designers to create the
appearance of a pre-weathered roof on new projects and achieve a distinctive
for Medio Curva European Terracotta Roof Tiles
Curva tiles can be fitted to roofs that are constructed at 10° pitches because they
are installed on top of a fibre cement sheet corrugated to the shape of the
tile. This effectively makes the tile
itself an aesthetic finish and the fibre cement sheet the roof sealing
most roof tiles, Medio Curva tiles are ideal for domed roofs. Generally the roof itself is sealed with a
concrete dome to which the tiles are attached.
on the application Medio Curva tiles are fixed with a specially made adhesive,
nails/screws, or tile clips.
Roofing recommends that designers using this product make contact with a
Bristile representative in the design phase to ensure we can provide accurate
and comprehensive information about fixing for this range.
Medio Curva Roof Tile Colours and
Curva tiles are produced using fine clays that result in an unmistakable smooth
finish. The Medio Curva European
terracotta roof tile is available in a range of monotone, duotone, blended and aged colour finishes, offering a selection of versatile colours and
finishes for creative home builders.
Monotone tiles have
one consistent colour across the body creating a clean, contemporary finish
that works seamlessly with traditional and modern house designs.
duotone finish is achieved through
use of a colour overspray applied to either a red or white clay tile base.
mixed blended colours create a unique
roof reminiscent of those seen in Tuscany, Italy and other parts of Europe
where these tiles have been popular for centuries. These blends combine three to five different
tiles which are merged beautifully across the roof.
aged finish creates the appearance of
a weathered roof using a new roof tile.
Available on a red or white clay base, these tiles have enjoyed
continued popularity due to the distinctive roof line they create.
the range of colours and finishes available this range is extremely versatile.
see the Bristile Roofing website and brochures for a full list of current Medio
Curva terracotta roof tile colours.
Images of the product in application are available under the Photo
Gallery at the La Escandella Ceramica website.
of Medio Curva European Terracotta Roof Tiles
Medio Curva tile measures 500mm long x 215mm wide.
see the Bristile Roofing website, technical manual, and data sheets for more
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