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Antique French Terracotta Parefeuille Tiles are a perfect material for exterior steps – treads and risers – These beautiful steps were installed 4 years ago, using poured in place concrete and reclaimed Terracotta tiles.  Although not commonly used for exterior applications, antique Parefeuille tiles will perform fine even in moderate climates that will see some freezing days and nights.  A correct pitch for the treads and a yearly sealing will make these reclaimed tiles and steps last for generations.

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After installation and grouting and several days drying time Vintage Elements used an oil based matte or high gloss concrete sealer that deeply penetrates the tiles and locks together all volatile components.  A second coat will help to create a protective layer to prevent water penetrations in the heavy traffic sections of the stairs or steps.  Warm colors, with hues of pink, salmon, sand and cream, of these French tiles are inviting and create instant Mediterranean or French country charm.

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For cooler climates we recommend either a roof over your steps or harder fired reclaimed terracotta tiles such as our 6″ square reclaimed French terracotta tiles.


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