Terracotta Tiles

Terracotta Tiles

Terracotta tile flooring might have been replaced by other floor styles for a while, but it has undoubtedly made its comeback. It is a well-known fact that a floor makes a huge difference to the home interior, and terracotta tiles aren’t an exception. They bring warmth to make your home feel even more welcoming than ever before.  A terracotta tile floor traditionally has an earthy reddish colour, but we also supply tiles, ranging from creams, pinks to ochres adding a warm and pleasant tone to your house. A strong and sturdy flooring option that only gets better with age. Whether you choose reclaimed or handmade, we can supply you with a unique one-of-a-kind floor. 

Characteristics of a Terracotta Tile Floor

Terracotta tiles are a type of clay ceramic tile that are the oldest among their subcategories. They are shaped from reddish or earth-hued clay. The tiles are then left to dry; our handmade tiles are then fired at temperatures of around 1050 degrees Celsius, whilst reclaimed tiles were fired at 1300+ Celsius. As a result of these high temperatures, the tiles have a very natural earth-like colour and become strong and durable.

High-Density And Low-Density Terracotta Tiles 

When searching for a terracotta tile, you will notice there are high and low-density material types. It is essential to learn the difference between them as to where you place each of them, which can be a turning point. It might not be a surprise to you that high-density tiles are in favour compared to low-density ones.  High-density terracotta tiles are suitable for rooms with heavy foot traffic and are less prone to cracking. They are solid, durable, and will last longer than other types of material.  In contrast, low-density terracotta tiles are relatively weak and can crack under heavy foot traffic or when placed in the bathroom. Although cheaper, it is not ideal for wet or often visited rooms like a bathroom or kitchen.   Therefore, Lubelska ensures to provide you with high-quality and durable terracotta tiles that can last a long time, provided they are well-maintained. 

Machine-Cut vs Handmade Terracotta Tiles 

Another difference that you will notice when purchasing terracotta tiles is that they can be machine-cut or handmade. Among the similarities are the rich reddish/brown colour and its quality. However, there are quite a few differences:
  • Price: Machine-cut tiles are manufactured according to the predetermined process in bulks, making them a cheaper option. On the other hand, each handmade terracotta tile is unique as it is handmade with great precision. Although the process is similar, it is the work of art you would be paying for. 
  • Shape: Terracotta tiles cut by  machine are absolutely identical. Buy them, and you won’t encounter any problems during installation. Handmade tiles can be made of irregular shapes that are much more appealing but, unfortunately, can be more problematic to install.  
  • Tone: Even though all products have beautiful colours, handmade tiles undoubtedly have enriched tones. 

Colour Variations 

At Lubelska, our terracotta tiles come in different shades from reds, pinks, creams and everything in between. This all depends on the clay source and the temperature it is fired at. However, all our tiles are beautiful and eye-catching, ready to enrich your space.  Reclaimed Terracotta Tiles feature 9 different products both warm and light and in varying different sizes. These tiles are rustic in nature but are also unique and one of a kind.  Handmade terracotta tiles differ significantly. They are much smoother and uniform in size and colour but offer rich tones and colour to nay space. They are predominatly pink with hues of ochre and cream. 

How to Keep Terracotta Flooring in Good Condition 

All our terracotta tiles must be sealed. We recommend using our own natural sealer for these which not only keeps a matte look but won’t noticeably change the look or feel of the tile. Alternatively, you can use boiled linseed oil or wax, however, please consult us before using any other sealer. Both these methods will ensure any spillage can be wiped up easily and no damage or markings will occur to the tiles. 

Shop for Your Terracotta Tile Floor at Lubelska

As a family business, we give our best to supply you with the best terracotta tiles with distinctive colours and exceptional quality. We want you to have a floor that will remain in good condition for many years to come. Hence, we offer an extensive range of tiles that come in light and warm colours, and that can enrich your interior or exterior decor. On our site, you can also find a sealant that, when applied, will keep your floor and its tone protected.  Contact us and place an order for your one-of-a-kind terracotta floor.