Ever wondered how architecture can resurrect the essence of unique places and moments?

Today, we’ll embark on an exciting journey, exploring our antique terracotta tiles’ extraordinary potential for roofing and flooring. Carefully collected from across France, they are the key to enriching your architectural projects with a touch of history, enduring beauty, classic elegance, and the inviting allure of the Mediterranean.

Why Choose Antique Terracotta?

Choosing antique terracotta as your flooring material offers numerous compelling benefits. These tiles not only display a lively and warm appearance with their unique natural variations but also make an eco-friendly and sustainable choice, catering to those who appreciate both history and the environment.



Antique terracotta goes beyond aesthetics. Its most significant advantage is durability. When properly manufactured and installed, these floors can withstand the test of time. What’s more, they naturally resist mold and bacteria when adequately sealed and maintain their vibrant colors even with prolonged sun exposure and UV rays. 

This adaptability makes them suitable for interior and exterior design projects, providing a more comfortable and welcoming surface to walk on than other ceramics. Antique terracotta embodies timeless charm, making it an excellent and affordable addition to your home.

Ready to explore our exquisite collection? Join us on a visual journey through antique terracotta elegance by Portalais.

Terracotta’s Mediterranean Influence

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Portalais rustic rectangular tiles are reminiscent of the Mediterranean’s architectural legacy. 

With traces of their manual shaping still visible, their light and inviting color tone is emblematic of Mediterranean beauty, making them the perfect choice for creating spaces that transport you to the sun-soaked shores of the Mediterranean. 

The warm terracotta hues evoke the feeling of leisurely strolls through charming coastal villages, where the old-world charm of Europe meets the modern comforts of today. Whether you’re designing a cozy corner in your home or planning a complete Mediterranean-inspired interior, these tiles become a bridge connecting your space to the timeless allure of this iconic design.

Lancon Tiles from the Lancon area of the Ardennes in France

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Measuring 12 x 24 cm with a thickness of 2 to 2.5 cm, these are the perfect choice if you envision a terrace that beckons for al fresco gatherings or an interior space that exudes this charming style.

Antique Red Tiles (Fontainebleau)


Our Antique Red Tiles are a treasure trove of history and warmth. With their origins dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries in the picturesque region of Burgundy, they bring a rich history and enduring beauty to your spaces. Their variegated shades, ranging from pink to red to brown, evoke a sense of timeless charm.


These exceptional tiles come in dimensions ranging between 15 x 15 cm and 17 x 17 cm, with a 2.5 to 3 cm thickness.

Timeless Beauty of Old Lyon Tiles


Let’s delve into the timeless beauty of Antique Tiles from Lyon. Like their counterparts, these tiles hold a captivating charm. Salvaged from houses and farms in the heart of the Lyon region, they are crafted from yellow terracotta with subtle pinkish undertones, reflecting the rich heritage of the 18th and 19th centuries. 


Versatile and equally suitable for interiors and exteriors, these tiles showcase the enduring elegance of recovered terracotta and bring a touch of classic elegance to your living spaces. 

Embrace the Old World Charm with Our Roofing Options

It’s time to explore a glimpse of our antique roof tiles collection. With roots in the South of France and other Mediterranean regions, our roofing tiles seamlessly blend classic aesthetics with practicality. 

As we introduce you to the captivating allure of our Antique Provençal Canal Tiles, you’re invited to unveil the rich heritage and terracotta elegance these tiles bring.

Antique Provençal Canal Tiles: Ancient Roots and Unique Design

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Imported by the Greeks from the East and later embraced by the Romans, these tiles hold a design inspired by their legacy. These exquisite terracotta pieces are known for their delightful color variations, which transition gracefully from one batch to the next, maintaining their soft and soothing pink-beige tones.

Legend has it that, in the past, they were molded directly from the potter’s thigh, resulting in their distinctive narrow shape toward the knee and widening toward the groin. Measuring approximately 47 cm in length and 22 cm in width, they offer versatility in your design endeavors.

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Timeless Elegance and Mediterranean Splendor with Portalais

In the world of architecture and design, history, timeless elegance, and a hint of Mediterranean splendor combine seamlessly with Portalais’ Antique Terracotta Tiles. 

Find out more about our Antique Terracotta Tiles here or visit our showroom for a personalized journey tailored to your unique architectural aspirations.