Varying in shades of reds and browns, terracotta tiles are truly an artisan creation in which no two pieces are exactly alike. They are suitable for interior and exterior wall and floor use.
In Latin, "terra cotta" means "baked earth" or "cooked earth." Produced by firing clay-containing substances, it's a resource that comes straight from the earth. Since ancient times, terracotta has been used widely in both architecture and art. In ancient Anatolia, terracotta was the main construction material for buildings. In China, it was used to form the famous terracotta army consisting of 8000 soldier sculptures.
Terracotta Tile & Flooring Usage
Today, terracotta is generally used in outdoor floor coverings. However, we also recommend it for interior flooring as well. It's hard-wearing and very resilient, making it an excellent choice for kitchen floors, outside areas, bedrooms, and conservatories.
Terracotta has many benefits. It’s non-slippery and ideal for wet floors. Additionally, it’s anti-bacterial and provides heat and sound insulation. When used indoors, terracotta can be applied to heating systems.
Additionally, terracotta is very long-lasting, durable, and tough. These tiles can hold up against abuse without damaging, fading, or breaking. Their durability will save you a lot of money on future replacements and repairs. Furthermore, you can increase their resistance by applying stain-resistance features. You can mount terracotta floor tiles in any space in your home without worrying about them wearing out. Your terracotta kitchen floor or bathroom tile will look new and beautiful for years to come.
Our Reclaimed Terracotta Flooring Collection consists of tiles salvaged from farmhouses and historical buildings. They have been hand-recovered carefully, cleaned, and finished for reuse.
Producing terracotta tiles and flooring is relatively easy, which makes it hard to find high-quality terracotta tiles on the market. Luckily, at Marble Systems, we have top-notch tile professionals who will help you to select the best-in-class premium terracotta tiles. We provide different collections for every different taste.
You must seal terracotta to enhance its lifetime and hygiene. This is especially true for terracotta kitchen floor or bathroom tile use.
If left unsealed, terracotta can be vulnerable to moisture. To avoid microbial development on your floors, you must use well-secured and properly sealed terracotta tiles. When sealed, terracotta tiles and flooring are incredibly easy to clean, as they do not soak up water.
Likewise, properly secured terracotta tiles are resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria, even if they remain uncleaned for a long period of time. As a result, there is no risk of fungi and mold breeding in your home.