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Are Terracotta Floor Tiles Right for My Home


Terracotta tiles have always been around, not only infusing an old-world charm, but also imparting a rustic look that is difficult to match. These tiles are compressed into desired tile shapes from locally available red or brown clay; they are then dried and fired in the kiln at high temperatures. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Are Terracotta Floor Tiles Right for My Home

A Guide To Using Terracotta Tiles For The Home
  • Know the facts about the traditional terracotta
    tiles for floors before you install them in your

How and where to use terracotta tiles
  • Terracotta tiles are popular in living rooms as
    well as enclosed porches. They are also perfect
    for hearth-and-home or earth-tone decor.
    Terracotta tiles can be used in outdoor
    applications as well but should be restricted to
    climates that are not freezing. In colder
    climates, water absorbed into the tiles can
    freeze and crack them.

Types of Terracotta Tiles
  • Unglazed terracotta tiles are porous and do not
    have a protective coating, which makes them
    highly vulnerable to stains and signs of wear and
  • Glazed terracotta tiles are protected and
    hardened with a layer of shiny vitreous glaze.
    The glaze makes these tiles resistant to water,
    impervious to stains and highly suitable for
    application in moisture-laden areas like
    bathrooms and kitchens.

Pros of Using Terracotta Tiles
  • Highly durable - Terracotta tiles are highly
    durable, scratch-resistant and can last a
    lifetime (if properly maintained).
  • Suitable for indoors and outdoors - Terracotta is
    naturally resistant to mould and bacteria, when
    sealed properly, which makes the tiles suitable
    for the outdoors and indoors.
  • Available in multiple patterns - These tiles are
    manufactured as hand-made and machine-cut square,
    rectangular or interlocking tiles and are
    available in multiple designs and patterns.
  • Eco-friendly - Since terracotta is made out of
    naturally available materials, the tiles are an
    eco-friendly and sustainable flooring option.

Cons of Using Terracotta Tiles
  • Porous in nature - Terracotta is very porous in
    its natural state and can easily absorb water and
    other liquids down to its core. If it is not
    sealed, and water penetrates its pores, then
    eventually there can be algae growth over time,
    causing damage.
  • Requires maintenance - Another drawback of
    installing terracotta flooring is that it has
    pores which act as dirt magnets the tiles need
    to be periodically sealed to block the pores.
  • For routine cleaning, use a gentle floor cleaner.
    Clean up any spills with warm soapy water and a
    soft cloth.

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