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The ancient terracotta stove: a long history

The masonry stove is recognized for its great thermal inertia and/or for the ability to accumulate heat and give it uniformly to the environment.

It has been re-evaluatedby bioecological architecture for its characteristics, which make it one of the best heating systems from the point of view of healthiness, therefore for co2 savings.

It heats mostly according to the principles of irradiation, giving a pleasant feeling of heat with a low temperature and higher than the walls surrounding the place where the stove is placed.

The stove is preferably placed in the center of the house, traditional between the kitchen and the living area, but in any case in a strategic position to spread the heat everywhere.

In this scenario, one can consider, where its use remained, the real heart of the house.

The roots of anancient history of the stove

It does not seem risky to assume that the stove finds its basis in these ancient artifacts of which traces have been found since the villages with stilts, so let’s talk about the Bronze Age.

These bread ovens consisted of a clay bottom and tree bark on which the stone slabs for heat storage rested.

Modern stoves

Modern stoves are distinguished mainly in 2 types: the full traditional stove and the hot air stove, let’s see them together.

  • The traditional stove full works for heat storage. In combustion, hot gases head to the flue and are first channeled into serpentines and then heated. A full traditional stove can heat a very very large surface.
  • The hot air stove, on the other hand, is the most advanced development of the traditional full stove. It is made from an internal cast iron boiler where there is combustion and an external majolica coating.

The terracotta stove

An earthenware stove in your home allows you to give warmth that spreads in all environments at home, with harmony and in a short time.

The only negative point is the need to install it in a stable way, but well compensated by low Co2 emissions and a reduction in combustion.

The autonomy of a refractory terracotta or /and terracotta stove is very high and allows to heat for about 12h a house of about 100 square meters with only one load.

This is also due to the fact that, even after the stove is turned off, it is possible to take advantage of the heat of the embers that remains inside the stove structure and slowly spreads through the walls: in this way even the hours at night, after switching off they will be heated by the warmth of this fire inside the stove.

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Looking for the right terracotta stove? At RA-MA you will find many terracotta stoves that have different finishes, small works of art created by the hands of Italian artisans with the highest quality materials.

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