Ecological, Mud & Terracotta Tiles

BIO-CONSTRUCTION

The living beings emanate energy in constant motion and objects around us have an energy field. If humans and objects around us vibrate at the same frequency, we enjoy greater harmony and wellbeing.

 

The purpose of sustainable architecture is to optimize the components that surround us at home and achieve a green building.

THE TICSA TERRACOTTA TILES are hygroscopic building materials that help to improve the physical condition of people, and optimize sustainable architecture and environmental architecture.

This scientific view the current sustainable construction coincides with the experience of the history of civilizations.

Mankind vibrates positively with the energy field of mud and terracotta.

 

 

Apart from the Biblical word "God made man out of clay",

this good vibration and proximity can be checked by many different facts:

 

· In the pots and pottery that accompanied on the journey to eternity the dead of the most diverse civilizations ·

 

· In the therapeutic mud baths and application in cosmetics ·

 

· In the pitchers which gave us cold water before refrigerators ·

 

· In the great works made with bricks, from the tower of Babylon to the Roman Coliseum ·

 

· In the important collection of Chinese soldiers, a set of more than 8,000 terracotta figures of warriors and horses in real size (second century BC) ·

 

 

Terracotta is also as an expression of different cultures, and now as a sustainable building material offers underfloor heating at home, and greater harmony and well-being due to its good vibration with human beings. This good vibration provided by the Ticsa tiles are complemented by the comfort and beauty offered by hygroscopic materials, indispensable when one aims for

 

OPTIMAL QUALITY OF LIFE

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE & TERRACOTTA TILES

 

Until the nineteenth century handmade tiles were the most popular pavements in public and private architecture.

Their qualities - handcrafted style and transpiration with human life - could not withstand the demands of the twentieth century standards, due to their deficiencies: high moisture, efflorescence and stains.

 

 

THE TICSA TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION

 

 

To solve these problems, TICSA developed a full range of factory applied treatments so that terracotta tiles become a new and exclusive product, since they avoid the problems of moisture, stains and efflorescence, and the problems of on site treatments as well.

They are hygroscopic materials for sustainable construction, environmental architecture and very suitable for underfloor heating.

 

 

 

TECHNICAL DATA

 

 

Water absorption between 1.7% and 2.2%. Technically qualified as Stoneware.

 

Supports the sodium sulfate test, which  normally does not stand any handmade terracotta.

 

Increased bending resistance. Improved.

Water steam absortion over 11%. It remains a terracotta because it keeps transpiration with nature and human life.

 

Firing less than 950°C. They are hygrometric.

 

 

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

 

 The formidable final look of our floor and wall tiles which rise craftsmanship to work of art.

 

 

CONCLUSIONS

 

The TICSA tiles are fully protected through a comprehensive water insulation. They are also protected against stains and remain being hygroscopic and low environmental impact materials.

 

 

APPLICATIONS

 

With these features and qualities, the TICSA terracotta handmade tiles for floors and wall coverings:

 

Can be considered as materials for a sustainable architecture, integrated in the natural environment and respectful to all living things.

 

Also suitable for a green architecture and a conscious environmental architecture.

 

For their healthful hygroscopic qualities, because they transpire with nature and human life, and thus help to improve the physical condition of people.

 

They are among the few sustainable construction materials used as flooring or cladding, which DO NOT PREVENT the flow of relationship between man and earth (other materials do).

 

The handmade floor and wall terracotta tiles add to housing the highest quality of life and environmental architecture.

 

The TICSA handmade tiles are considered to have LOW ECOLOGICAL IMPACT.

 

The rustic and artistic TICSA tiles give infinite solutions to the decoration and interior design.

 

The TICSA floor and wall tiles are NOT STANDARD because they reflect the difference of each OWN PERSONAL STYLE.

 

 

SUMMARY

 

The experience of over 25 years shows that the factory applied TICSA solutions solved in the past  and continue solving today the demands of a sustainable architecture, as they are very suitable materials for a sustainable building and bio-environmental construction, because they respect the environmental architecture and for being low ecological impact products.

 

 

BIO-CONSTRUCTION & THE TICSA TILES

 

 

Bioconstruction, or green building, looks for the best value of proximity and coexistence with the 4 elements of nature:

 

EARTH, WATER, AIR and FIRE, and HUMAN LIFE.

 

REQUIREMENTS OF BIO-CONSTRUCTION

FOR A HEALTHY HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

 

 

HOUSING MUST BREATHE

 

MATERIALS HAVE TO BE HYGROSCOPIC to facilitate the exchange of moisture between the housing and the atmosphere.

 

The walls of fired clay bricks, with large thermal mass, surround the building and have the ability to keep the warm daytime temperature overnight. They act as a natural heat storage system and are an essential part of the sustainable architecture.

 

Eco-architecture rewards low energy materials, or those with low environmental impact, and not the ones with high energy content.

 

 

IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY MATERIALS

 

Psychologically any external stimulation affects and changes the interior of our body.

 

Before a concrete or asphalt floor, the body don’t relax but it does in the presence of water or land.

 

A patient staying in a hospital room with "views to nature" is discharged three days before that another patient staying in a room without such views.

 

 

THE TICSA TILES ARE FOR SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY CONSTRUCTION

 

Due to their transpiration with human life, they help to improve the quality of life which influences so much the physical condition of people. They are a part of the environmental architecture.

 

They do not prevent the normal flow of man's connection with earth. (Other materials do). They are sustainable building materials.

 

They keep a high hygrometric quality enabling the moisture exchange between the housing and the atmosphere and are part of the environmental architecture.

 

They are an essential contribution to a healthy atmosphere in the rooms, also for the climate balance of housing and become an ideal surface for underfloor heating systems, as they are a good thermal conductor.

 

After their laying and finishing a formidable final look is obtained, which uplifts the handmade craft to a work of art, within the ecological construction.

 

Based on the TICSA tiles, as a new and exclusive product, decoration reaches new levels of expression and artistic quality.

 

Say goodbye to fashion. We create UNIQUE and PERSONALIZED DESIGNS, aware that beauty and comfort are inseparable when one aspires to the highest quality of life in the eco-architecture.

 

 

 

The TICSA tiles are a NEW, EXCLUSIVE and PERSONALIZED product that keeps all the beauty and character of the handmade tiles, WHILE THE TECHNOLOGY WHICH SOLVES ALL THEIR DEFICIENCIES, SILENTLY HIDES BEHIND THEIR NATURAL APPEARANCE.

 

 

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