Why choose terracotta tiles?
Instantly recognisable, terracotta has been used in architecture all over Europe and Asia for thousands of years. Meaning "cooked earth" in Italian, terracotta is made from baked clay and comes in a range of warm, rich browns that vary from red to yellow toned. It is extremely durable and adorns much of the warmer parts of Europe, giving it a strong association with hot, sunny days by the Mediterranean Sea.
Terrcotta tiles are a fantastic choice for homes as the clay is extremely flexible to work with so you can easily customise it to your needs. It is also naturally very strong and can be sealed to make it water-resistant, therefore, perfect for roofs, wall tiles, and floor tiles. Long-lasting and naturally pigmented, terracotta tiles are one of the best options for busy areas of the house as they will keep their integrity and require little maintenance.
Learn everything you need to know about terracotta tiles with our expert guide.