Terra Cotta Benefits

Since ancient times, clay has been used for decoration, protection and design. Today, it takes new shapes that add style to architectural designs. Terracotta is a traditional material transformed with cutting-edge production techniques featuring industry leading performance in all requirements: manufacturing consistency, color variations, customization capabilities, ease of installation, versatility, insulation performance and environmental responsiveness.


  • Structures around the world, including the Coliseum in Rome and the Great Wall of China, have used bricks and clay tiles for construction for centuries.
  • Fired clay, terracotta, will remain color permanent, fully functional, and beautiful for more than 100 years.
  • Terreal North America takes the basic principle of firing clay to harden it and applies modern technology and techniques to produce a wide range of terracotta products; bricks, roof tiles, flooring and wall cladding.
  • Terreal North America panels are made from the same raw materials as clay roof tiles → there are buildings in the US that have over 100 year old clay roof tiles that still look and perform like new.
  • First double skin terracotta rainscreen installed more than 30 years ago in France is still performing beautifully today.
  • Sleek terracotta panels offer modern design aesthetic with “peace of mind” of centuries of successful performance from the most natural building product.

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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