terracotta tile flooring AllenBecause tile and stone floors can be crafted in all sizes, shapes, colors, and textures, it’s no wonder that a majority of Allen homeowners use this versatile type of flooring in at least one of their spaces. And while most people think of tile as an obvious choice for kitchens and bathrooms, the design experts at Floor Coverings International Plano are here to tell you that tile can work in virtually any room.

While slate, travertine, and marble are all great choices, one of our absolute favorite types of tile has got to be terracotta. Read on to learn about what makes terracotta such a great option for Allen homes!

What Is Terracotta?

Terracotta (Latin for “baked earth”) simply refers to any extremely hard, reddish-brown ceramic tile. In case you need a little refresher, ceramics are made of clay that has been fired and hardened by heat in a kiln. Technically, terracotta is a type of ceramic called earthenware, which has been used for thousands of years to make incredible sculptures and pieces of architecture. The fact that we still use it today is a true testament to its strength and beauty!

One important thing to know about terracotta is that it’s somewhat porous. Luckily, the process of glazing terracotta makes it impervious to liquids, which is one of the reasons this type of flooring is so prized for bathrooms and kitchens.

Other Benefits of Terracotta Tile

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Here are a few of the other reasons that people love terracotta:

  • Reddish hue lends natural sense of warmth to any room
  • Variety of textures, sizes, and glazes
  • Can be cut in almost any shape for patterning
  • Resists the growth of mold and bacteria
  • Extremely easy to clean
  • Natural variations and rustic imperfections
  • Neutral earth-tones open up design possibilities

Start Your Next Project Today

Keep in mind that terracotta has a reputation for being difficult to install, so it’s best to leave it to the experts. That’s where we come in! Since we serve the greater Plano, Allen, Lucas, Parker area, we can bring our mobile showroom straight to your home so that you can see for yourself what terracotta looks and feels like. Schedule a free consultation with the Floor Coverings International Plano team today, and bring the luxury and ease of this beautiful tile into your life.

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