Plain concrete tiles have become the dominant choice of material in the modern roof tile market. Their adaptability and lower costs tick two crucial boxes for developers and property owners alike.
The mixture of cement, sand and water, along with a number of smaller aggregates added by manufacturers, gives the material a great advantage in terms of its adaptable nature. Concrete roof tiles can be moulded to match almost any design style and the range of colours available is almost unlimited.
With three profile tile appearances to choose from – flat, low or high profile – concrete tiles can be installed across every type of roof pitch. In addition, the texture can either be rough or smooth depending on the requirements of the architectural design they are being used for.
Benefits of plain concrete tiles:
Strong thermal properties
Safe for water tanks
Are plain concrete and cement tiles the same? No, cement tiles can only be used indoors as they are generally made with sand and cement. Concrete tiles are made with sand, cement and larger aggregates like gravel and so they are much stronger. They can therefore be used outdoors.
When to use plain clay tiles Plain concrete tiles can be used on pitched roofing. Pitched roofs range from 5° to 90° angles. Anything below 12° is considered low pitch. Pitched roofs appear on housing and building structures, as well as garages and garden structures or sheds.
What is the difference between interlocking and plain tiles? Interlocking tiles fit securely together and only a single lap is needed. Plain tiles must be double-lapped to ensure they stay weather resistant.
Can I use plain concrete tiles on a flat roof? Yes, you can use concrete tiles on a flat roof but you must check how much weight your structure can withstand as concrete tiles are heavier than slate.
What are the main products of plain concrete roofing tiles? Our range of concrete roofing tiles includes top manufacturers such as Sandtoft, Forticrete and Redland. For helpful guidance on choosing the right tile for your project, contact our expert team today.