Terracotta is one of the few mystical materials that seem to always stay in style. Terracotta tiles, in particular, are back in a big way this autumn. Unlike their 80’s ancestors, the new terracotta styles are more likely to be matte and a little rough around the edges, modelling a more natural and artistic feel.
With upcycling, recycling and repurposing at the forefront of environmentally conscious interior design, terracotta gives warm and depth wherever it is used. Known for its durability and earthy appeal, Terracotta, (literally ‘cooked earth’) is a ceramic that is manufactured by firing refined clay mixtures at high temperatures in kilns.
Terracotta has been in use in a variety of industries for centuries. The biggest advantage of terracotta floors is their toughness. Most terracotta flooring is available in earthy shades of red and brown. This reflects the natural colour of the material, which is well liked for its earthiness and beauty.
Terracotta is one of the few materials that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Its strength and beauty have made it useful in several scenarios and settings in architecture. Terracotta flooring provides a rustic look that is hard to imitate.
It can be used sealed or unsealed, depending on the application and intended look. When sealed, terracotta is improved further in quality and will hold up to stains, moisture and scratches. Terracotta flooring is available in several shapes, sizes and patterns. You can choose from contemporary designs or traditional ones, depending on the setting and the look you want to achieve.
Perfect for the Australian climate, terracotta’s easy clean surface makes it great for busy family homes as well as stylish inner city apartments.
Whether you pop them on the living room or kitchen floor, or use them to tile the bathroom, terracotta tiles are bang-on trend this season.
Until next time,
Happy Styling xxx