terracotta is the most popular type of ceramic tile. It’s been around for a long time, but it still has its fans.
The coloration ranges from burnt orange to brown – depending on how hot your stove gets when cooking with clay, pots over an open flame during production process? But don’t forget about all those other great reasons, why you should consider installing some into YOUR home: they’re easy-to maintain and lightweight; their durability means no more worrying about nail heads popping up through vinyl floors at random intervals (or ever), meaning less frequent repairs or replacements need…
Reasons to use terracotta
You’ll want to consider your reasoning for wanting terracotta. Terracotta is durable and versatile, allowing it to be used in a variety of ways throughout your home. Many homeowners choose terracotta floor tiles because of the wide variety of earth-tones they come in, as well as how many different styles of tile are available.
Something important to remember about terracotta is that it is porous; it will absorb water and other liquids, which damages floor tiles. Homeowners that are considering terracotta floors will want to make sure that they’re prepared to have the floors sealed.
Warm-up your kitchen
A popular way to integrate terracotta flooring into a home is in a kitchen. Terracotta flooring in a kitchen creates warm, rustic vibes. When paired with wooden features, terracotta flooring creates a homey atmosphere. This is a classic way to use terracotta in a kitchen.
Those that are looking to use terracotta flooring to create a more modern atmosphere might put the floor tiles in a completely white kitchen. The warm tones of the tiles will contrast nicely with the white. It still creates a warm atmosphere, but the white helps to create modern vibes.
Create durable foyers and mudrooms
High-quality terracotta is extremely durable, which makes it a popular choice for foyers and mudrooms. It isn’t likely to crack or break. Plus, it is easier to wipe dirt, mud, and other debris from terracotta tiles than, it is to clean dirt from a carpet.
If using terracotta in an area that receives a lot of foot traffic, you’re going to want a high-grade floor tile. These are typically more expensive, but they are worth it. Some homeowners make the mistake of using a cheaper, low-grade floor tile and it ends up cracking or chipping.
A variety of styles
Depending on the materials they’re paired with and what rooms they’re used in, terracotta floor tiles can be incorporated into a variety of home decors. In addition to some of the ways already mentioned, some homeowners choose to incorporate terracotta floor tiles around a fireplace to create a cozy atmosphere.
A more modern way to incorporate terracotta floor tiles into a home is pairing it with sleek, horizontal wooden panels on the wall. This look creates a completely different vibe than using traditional vertical wooden panels paired with terracotta (which creates more of a classic, rustic look).
Mediterranean vibes by the pool
Terracotta floor tiles used to create a border or a patio around a pool creates a Mediterranean vibe. They can create a very warm atmosphere that is perfect for throwing summer parties. Terracotta floor tiles by a pool aren’t recommended for homeowners that do not live in a warm climate.
Terracotta tiles are the oldest type of ceramic flooring, but they remain a popular choice for homeowners who want to install some old-fashioned charm into their homes. These beautiful reddish brown circular patterns will add character and warmth wherever you place them – inside or out.
The only caution I would offer about these wonderful surfaces is that if your climate isn’t warm enough (or too cold), then be aware terracottaless floors may crack over time due simply because it gets colder than average weather here where.
Maintaining your terracotta
If you want your terracotta floor to last as long and look good, it needs some special care. The first step in caring for these floors is by sealing them with a finish that will protect the surface from dirt or liquid stains so they don’t become ingrained over time; this also prevents unwanted staining caused by spills on dry earth surfaces like those found outdoors near windowsills where there’s often rainwater runs down through grooves into layers beneath our feet before pooling at ground level – sorry if we’re getting too technical here! Once everything has dried properly after applying finishes (you’ll know when), sweep up any remaining debris then mop regularly- mopping twice daily should suffice most of us.