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Timeless terracotta has a unique charm that no other tiles can replicate. Terracotta literally means ‘baked earth’ in Italian and it is the earthy tones of this type of tile that makes them so attractive. Originally, terracotta tiles were mainly used for roofing, and the glorious rooftop views of a sea of terracotta tiles can still be seen in many towns today. However, the beauty of terracotta meant that these tiles soon found their way into homes and public buildings. Terracotta tiles have been widely used, from patios and pathways to kitchens and halls, so why has it been so popular over the centuries, all over the world? Here are just 4 reasons why terracotta tiles are a great choice…
They are easy to clean
Cleaning floors is a not a task anyone wants to spend more time on than they need to, so by choosing terracotta tiles, you are opting for low maintenance flooring.
They are very hard wearing
Perfect for a busy household, or areas of the home that have heavy footfall, terracotta tiles are very tough and durable. They are unlikely to chip and they will not fade in a sunny spot. Your terracotta floor will look like new for many years to come.
They have a uniquely beautiful look and feel
The earthy tones of terracotta bring a warm feel to your home, and as each tile is unique, you can create a style that is truly your own, a real rustic feel that will never go out of fashion. They are available in different sizes so you can really make a statement and create a work of art with your flooring.
You can use them anywhere
Terracotta tiles are versatile. They will work as well in your kitchen as they will on your garden pathways. You really can use them anywhere without worrying that they will be too fragile for a busy area of your home or become damaged due to adverse weather conditions outside.
Looking for the perfect terracotta tiles?
EKA Group offers a stunning selection of beautiful terracotta tiles of the very highest quality to complement your home, by Manetti Gusmano & Figli. Click here to find out more.