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Everything One Should Know About Terracotta Tiles

by Tile Power Floor & Wall Tiles Company
Details of renovating a kitchen can be quite overwhelming for anyone. Terracotta tiles for kitchen floors can be a good option to consider when choosing a material to cover your floor. Terracotta is a type of ceramic that is made from special brown and red clays. The material is shaped into preferred tile designs and then allowed to dry. Further, the tile is fired, either in a combustible pit or in a kiln. This process makes the clay hard and durable which allows it to serve as flooring. At this point, it can be left untreated in its natural state, sealed in order to protect it from damage, or glazed to make it resistant to stains.

Overview of Terracotta Floor Tiles

Terracotta, also known as baked earth is basically the hard, fired clay with the distinctive feature of reddish-brown colour. It is mainly associated with rustic, Mediterranean, southwest, and old-world styles. It is made of a natural and durable material that makes it suitable for indoor and outdoor uses. Available in a variety of finishes and styles, the material also gives a warm and earthy feel. The best feature of the terracotta tiles can be their resistance to mould and bacterial growth. As the installation of these tiles can be a little complex, one should opt for professional installation to achieve perfect results. One can easily clean up the spills by using a soft cloth dipped in mild dishwashing liquid and warm water.

Types of Terracotta Tiles

Natural Terracotta Tiles: Terracotta tiles are a lovely combination of reddish-brown earthen hues in their natural state. This is mainly due to the iron deposits contained within the clay used during its manufacture. Most people consider the material as a flooring option, as they are attracted to its rustic beauty. Since terracotta is porous in its natural state, it should be treated with a sealant periodically to protect it against possible hazards.

Glazed Terracotta Tiles: Most people consider terracotta tiles for kitchen floor due to the beauty and colours of red and earthen hues of the material. As a glaze is poured over these tiles, there is a layer that makes them resistance to stains, but also removes the rustic grace. In some cases, hand painted glazed terracotta flooring can give both these characteristics.

Machine Cut Terracotta Tiles: These tiles are manufactured in a factory based process that includes fire, cuts, and offload of tiles into accurate, computer-guided geometric forms. These tiles are considered the best, as they don’t lose their natural beauty, but are more consistently shaped that also makes it easier to install them.

Whether you chooses any type of terracotta tile, you should consider a reputed manufacturer and supplier that offer the best product at reasonable prices. Since terracotta can give a unique finishing to any kitchen and living space, you should definitely give it a try.

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