In the early 1900’s, the Ludowici Roof Tile Company prospered. Eventually, all Ludowici terra cotta tile making operations were consolidated into a single facility in New Lexington, Ohio. More than a century later, Ludowici continues to produce a limitless array of terra cotta colors and profiles to fit vast architectural styles.
Ludowici’s unique custom capabilities allow architects and designers to create durable, inspiring architecture utilizing a truly unlimited terra cotta palette. With a life span of over 100 years, a Ludowici terra cotta product is not only beautiful but is one of the most sustainable and green construction products available. With over 120 years of experience, Ludowici has grown into the industry leader for clay roof tile, terra cotta wall tiles, quarry tiles and decorative terra cotta finials.
Spanish Tile: The most popular profile in Ludowici’s product line, Spanish roof tile is prized for its simple, one-piece barrel design which provides a pattern of distinctive ripples across the surface of a roof. Often synonymous with clay roof tile, Spanish tile enhances virtually any style of architecture. Ludowici’s Impressionist Series of color blends applied on Spanish tile creates the most authentic look of old European roof tile.
Lexington Slate: Lexington SlateTM is an interlocking terra cotta tile featuring a natural quarried slate texture and is offered in three sizes to create a random width appearance. This slate alternative features all the beauty of natural slate with the enhanced durability and longevity of terra cotta. Lexington Slate is available in stock in our top 5 most popular slate color blends.
Century Shake: Century Shake® is a thick profile interlocking terra cotta tile with rugged texture and uneven surface. It’s pressed grooves, scratching and rugged butt mirror the appearance of wood shake without all the maintenance! Three different tile sizes create a random width appearance for an even more authentic shake roof look. Available in our 5 most popular shake colors: Aged Cedar, Earth Gray, Ebony Mist, Sienna and Western Cedar.
Colonial Tile: Long irregular lengths and a rich grooved texture give Ludowici’s Colonial shingle tile the look and feel of hand split wood shake used on Early American and Colonial buildings. However, they can be customized with a number of different custom texture options to create your desired effect. Colonial shingles are available in all standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici. For a deeper, more pronounced hand split wood shake texture, consider Rustic Colonial tile.
Flat Interlocking: Ludowici flat interlocking terra cotta roof tile makes an impressive statement on virtually any architectural style. Each tile features a distinct surface texture with side interlocks. The graceful proportions and classic aesthetics make them a favorite of architects. The simple design and larger scale provide the benefits of efficient and virtually problem free installation. Fewer pieces per square also means a more economical installation.
French Tile: One of the most sculptured and dimensional products in Ludowici’s Legacy Collection, and a favorite of discriminating architects, are profile interlocking tiles. Large and durable, French tiles have deep locks on all four sides, plus two prominent flutes on the surface for a dramatic appearance as well as fast drainage.