What is the life span of clay tiles?

Clay has been used for thousands of years as a building material, pottery and stoneware to name a few. In fact there is a home called the Little Castle House in Indiana, built in 1929, which has clay tiles around the fire place and it is now part of a historical walk tour. An even older case is the Antique reclaimed French terracotta tiles that have been sourced from farmhouses, manor homes and villas throughout France dated back to the 18th century and range in age from approximately 150 to 200 years.

The Shibam district, Yemen, boasts 437 tall clay towers, of which 400 are still habitable which has survived for hundreds of years. The clay has an incredible life span due to their durable and strong nature. Maintenance is crucial and the application of a sealant is highly recommended.

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