Terra-Cotta Tile

Terra-Cotta

These low-density natural clay tiles are fired at a low temperature and are typically made in Mexico or Europe.

  • Handmade or machine-formed
  • Old World, handcrafted look; rustic character
  • Require more maintenance than higher density, less porous tiles

Common Uses - Can be used outdoors, but only in nonfreezing climates
Durability - One of the least durable tiles
Water Absorption - Low-density and high porosity produce high water absorption rates. Not generally suitable for rooms with a lot of moisture, such as bathrooms.
Maintenance - Must seal often
Cost - Low cost compared to other tiles

 
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