LudoSlate Terracotta Cladding

LudoSlate is a lightweight interlocking terracotta tile featuring the chiseled edges and texture of natural slate. LudoSlate can be installed in straight rows or staggered.



  • Sidelock Weather Channel: Allows the tiles to nest together and acts as a drainage channel for surface moisture
    on the tiles. The sidelock weather channel also allows for attachment of a stainless steel, concealed wind clip for
    added wind resistance and performance
  • Two (2) pre-punched fastener holes for attachment anchors
  • Engineered stiffening ribs on the back of the tile allow an increased tile strength while removing unnecessary

Standard Physical Characteristics

Product Title
Nominal Exposure (IN)
Panel Size (IN)
Terracotta Panel Weight (LBS/SQ FT)
LudoSlate 10-1/8” x 13” x ¾” 10-3/4” x 16” x ¾” 5.98 lbs/sq ft


NeXclad can be installed directly to the wall sheathing or as the finish material in a rainscreen application. Below are photos of typical NeXclad installations.


Below is a typical installation diagram. Corresponding details can be downloaded via the detail references shown.

Colors & Finishes


Terracotta by its very nature is warm, earthy, and inviting. Enhancing the natural qualities of terracotta by applying a glaze mixture prior to firing can create spectacular colors unable to be replicated on other building materials. Creating the color of a terracotta tile is part science and part art. A natural range of tones is a feature within any given color. The range of tones that arise from the manufacturing process is a normal and very desirable feature of natural clay tile—imparting richness, character, and a dimensional appearance to the installed product The high-temperature firing process used at our manufacturing facility produces vibrant colors that do not fade, spall, effloresce, or significantly change over time. Our color glazes are kiln-fired at extreme temperatures during production, fusing the color into the tile, and ensuring that the original tones and hues are retained for generations. This is why include color in our industry-leading 75-year material warranty.
We pride ourselves in our long history of color mastery and being recognized as an industry expert in glazed terracotta tile. With over 50 designer color blends and the ability to custom-match nearly any hue, the color possibilities are endless.

Clay Red

NeXclad glazes come in single and multiple spray options, creating a narrow or wide color range across the visual field. Custom color blends can also be created by request.

Sunset Red (Weathered)
Slate Red
Summer Rose
Santiago Rose
Historic Red
Desert Sand
Barcelona Buff
Empire Green
Bright Green
Vintage Green
Brookville Green (Gloss)
Dark Green
Mediterranean Blue (Gloss)
Royal Persian (Gloss)
Heritage Blue
Briar Brown
Aged Oak
Beach Brown (Weathered)
Brunswick Black
Midnight Black (Gloss)
Lava Black (Weathered)
Slate Gray
Montpelier Green
Ash Gray
Matte White
Adobe Fleck
Process Flash
Sunset Red with Ebony Mist (Weathered)
Ebony Mist
White Cedar
Golden Red Cedar
Aged Cedar
Forest Green
Aged Copper
Earth Gray
Antiqued Montpelier Green
Western Cedar
Vermont Gray Black
Antiqued Brunswick Black
Antiqued Slate Gray
Mottled Green Purple

Our skilled craftsmen can recreate a number of textures that authentically replicate the surface of age-old terracotta tiles. Custom textures can be applied to match historic applications or to meet your specific design aesthetic. Surface textures can create unique effects with colors by varying light reflectances from the tile and reduce glare. Many tile textures are applied by hand which allows each clay tile to have a unique, handmade look. Textures can be combined to create a unique appearance or we can work with you to create a new custom surface texture.

3-Directional Scoring
Battered Butts
Brushed and Battered Butts
Fine Machine Scoring
Medium Machine Scoring
Hand Roughed
Hand Slushed


NeXclad has been tested and received certifications for the following:

  • ASTM C1167 Breaking Load Test – Glazed
  • ASTM C1167 Efflorescence Test – Glazed
  • ASTM C1167 Freeze-Thaw Test – Glazed
  • ASTM C1167 Permeability Test – Glazed
  • ASTM C1167 Thermal Shock Resistance Test – Glazed
  • Wind Load Test over Armoroc
  • Wind Load Test over Plywood

Contact us for certification documentation


Terreal North America’s expert technical team can help you design an innovative NeXclad solution for your building.

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Last Updated: 6/5/2023
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Terreal North America strategic market realignment announcement

Terreal North America, in conjunction with its parent company Ludowici, is implementing a strategic market realignment effective in and throughout 2023.  This market refocus will result in Ludowici providing manufacturer direct sales, marketing, and supply support for the complete line of NeXclad small module terra cotta wall cladding systems.  While NeXclad terra cotta cladding systems will continue to be available from Ludowici, Terreal North America will no longer offer large module terra cotta cladding and sunscreen products that are manufactured overseas.  Please visit Ludowici.com to learn more about our made in the USA NeXclad terra cotta cladding systems.

This market refocus aligns with Ludowici’s mission to manufacture sustainable, environmentally friendly, locally sourced, and locally made terra cotta construction materials.  This market approach also brings all terra cotta construction materials produced in our New Lexington, Ohio facility under a single corporate umbrella — Ludowici. 

Customers and building owners with questions regarding this announcement, please contact Ludowici for assistance at ludowici.com/contact.

Rob A. Wehr
Chief Executive Officer