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Terracotta tiles offer a traditional, rich and earthy aesthetic in the home that is full of texture and charm. These classic and timeless tiles are often used as an outdoor tile solution in covered areas such as the patio or verandah, creating a welcoming vibe in the home’s entryways. Terracotta outdoor tiles are available in both rustic and contemporary tile design options that will offer a wonderfully tactile finish that perfectly complements the natural environment of a home’s garden and landscaping. These earthy, elegant tiles are also a popular feature for indoor spaces making for a popular interior floor tile or as a decorative wall tile in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room and more.
Offering a durable, hard wearing and classic designer solution, terracotta tiles make for a stunning addition to your home’s kitchen design where they can be incorporated as a stylish choice of kitchen flooring or as a kitchen splashback tile, adding a charming fishing touch to your design scheme. Terracotta bathroom tiles for example are the perfect choice for creating a warm and tranquil atmosphere in the bathroom, offering a rich and earthy look that pairs well with a range of timeless materials such as textured timbers, smooth concrete finishes, marble tiles, handmade tiles and more. Traditional terracotta tiles are created using a combination of iron rich natural clays.
Each tile is formed either by hand or through mechanical means and is then fired in a kiln to harden. The high iron content of these types of tiles reacts with the heat of the kiln, giving these tiles their classic rusty red tone that has become synonymous with traditional terracotta products. If you are searching for terracotta tiles for sale, our Melbourne tiles store houses an impressive array of luxurious designer tile options to suit every style and budget. Whether you are shopping for terracotta tiles in Melbourne or looking to receive your order interstate, Perini Tiles ships nation-wide in Australia.
Terracotta Tiles FAQs
Terracotta tiles offer a rustic, charming quality to any design scheme. These traditional tiles are usually handmade and as a result of this process will feature irregularities between one tile to the next, adding a unique sense of texture and character to a space. These unique imperfections in the tiles are exactly what makes terracotta tiles so desirable as they add an elegant charm to any style of design.
What are Terracotta Tiles?
Terracotta tiles are made of iron rich natural clays that are fired at a low temperature. The iron compounds of the tile’s ingredients give the tile its iconic warm, rusty tone while the firing process itself creates variations between one tile to the next in their depth of colour and tone. This process results in a warm, earthy and rich tiling solution that is suitable for use as both a floor and wall tile (dependant on the individual collection’s finishes and characteristics).
What Tile Shapes and Sizes are Available in Terracotta Tiles?
Being a softer tiling solution, terracotta tiles will often be in a smaller sized format in comparison to large format tiles such as porcelain tiles for example. Hexagon tiles and subway tiles are both popular options in these collections as are classic square tiles.
Do Terracotta Tiles Need to be sealed?
Terracotta tiles are available in glazed and un-glazed options. If your selected terracotta tile option is not glazed then yes, these tiles will require sealing. Being a natural clay material that has been through the firing process, the minerals contained in the product’s ingredients are partially melted which in turn create a hardened yet porous material. These tiles should be sealed prior to installation as tile grouts and adhesives may discolour them if not properly treated. Once completely dried out, the tiles can then be laid and sealed once again following the grouting process. Terracotta tiles should be sealed every couple of years throughout their lifespan in order to ensure their longevity. Tiles that are glazed however will not require sealing as the baked-on glaze will act as a protective barrier across the surface of the tile.
Can I use Terracotta Tiles Outdoors?
Terracotta tiles can be used in covered outdoor areas making them a popular choice for use as a patio tile or alfresco tile solution.
Can Terracotta Tiles be used as a Floor Tile?
Yes, most collections of terracotta tiles can be used as a floor tile option in your home’s interior spaces being popular for use as a kitchen tile or living room tile option.
What Type of Tile Grout can I use with Terracotta Tiles?
A traditional cement based grout is usually recommended for use with terracotta tiles. We recommend using Mapei cement grouts with these products.
How to Clean Terracotta Tiles
Daily cleaning of terracotta tiles should require nothing more than a wipe down with warm, soapy water. Harsh and abrasive materials should not be used on these tiles as they can damage the tile’s surface and sealant. You may also consider incorporating cleaning products (such as our Lithofin cleaning solutions for example) into your regular cleaning routine as they have been specifically designed for use with these types of tiles, ensuring a thorough clean of your terracotta surfaces.
Are Terracotta Tiles Slippery?
Depending on the specific finish or glaze applied to your selected terracotta tiles, their slip resistance will vary between one collection to the next. In general however, raw, unglazed terracotta tiles will provide a naturally non-slip texture and surface finish that is ideal for use inside the home as well as in covered outdoor areas.
Are Terracotta Tiles Timeless?
Most definitely! The warm, rustic tones of an authentic terracotta tile will create a strong sense of warmth and character in any interior design scheme. These luxurious tiles will create an especially timeless style in your home when paired with other natural textures such as timber or natural stones.