Are you considering terracotta tiles in your next home project? Do you want to know which terracotta patterns will give your home a beautiful and sophisticated look?
In this article, let’s explore 5 of the most beautiful terracotta tile patterns you can use to add a touch of elegance to your home.
But first, why should you consider terracotta patterns for flooring? Glazed terracotta patterned flooring is timeless. These floors have been around for generations and are still trending in popularity today.
Fortunately for homeowners (that’s you!), the material’s natural clay composition improves with age by adding texture, color variations, and rustic characteristics that develop over time.
Now, let’s dive into those popular terracotta patterns.
5 Most Popular Terracotta Patterns to Style a House
Here are the top 5 most beautiful terracotta tile patterns for your home. They include:
- Hexagon Terracotta Tile Patterns
- Octagon Tile Pattern
- Arabesque (San Felipe) Pattern
- Riviera Pattern
- Glazed Square Terracotta Tiles
Hexagonal Terracotta Tile Patterns
Hexagonal terracotta tiles feature a repeating hexagon pattern that creates a stunning visual effect in any space. The most popular sizes include 6×6, 8×8, and 12×12 inches, though small and large format sizes exist.
Used indoors and outdoors, they are highly durable and can withstand exposure to the elements, making them an excellent choice for outdoor patios, walkways, and even pool decks. (Of course, that’s assuming they are correctly installed! Check out our Terracotta Outdoor & Patio article for more details.)
Are you working on a home or business space? The hexagon terracotta tile pattern is a versatile option used in both settings. Equally important, find them in classic terracotta colors, like Traditional Saltillo tiles… which brings up an important question!
What colors look good with traditional hexagon terracotta tiles? Warm tones like orange, red, blue, green, and gold pair well with terracotta tiles, creating a vibrant color scheme. But we also love seeing light color contrasts like white and pastels, adding to a more modern, fresh vibe.
You do you!
Octagon Tile Pattern
Wildly popular, this terracotta pattern is characterized by octagon-shaped tiles arranged in a repetitive, alternating pattern with square accent tiles.
(If you’re like me, the dreaded geometry class was many years ago! Refresher – the Octagon tile has 8 sides. Don’t confuse it with the 6-sided hexagon tile. You’re welcome.)
The octagon terracotta pattern is a 2-tile pattern. One octagon tile and one square accent tile create the pattern as it repeats. Additionally, the most popular sizes for this pattern are 8×8 inches with 3×3 inch accents and 12×12 inches with 4×4 inch accents.
One of the benefits of the octagon terracotta pattern is that the accent tile can be made of different materials, allowing for a range of design possibilities. For example, while the accent tile is typically made of terracotta to match the rest of the pattern, spice up your space with decorative cement tiles or painted Talavera tile accents adding pops of color to the flooring.
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Arabesque Patterned Floor Tiles
Arabesque Patterned Floor tiles are an attractive option for adding visual interest and texture to any space. We ship tons of this pattern worldwide! Literally tons.
These floors feature a distinctive shape known as the arabesque, characterized by a flowing, curved design reminiscent of historical art and architecture.
Another name for the arabesque tile is San Felipe pattern in Saltillo tile. Saltillo flooring is a popular (and most durable) terracotta floor originating from Mexico. In fact, an added benefit to Saltillo flooring is its variety of color options. Explore so many terracotta colors like Mission Red, Manganese, Antique with an old-world texture, and Traditional. So, with its abundance of colors, Saltillo terracotta flooring fits many architectural styles.
For example, arabesque tile floors are prevalent in Southwestern and Spanish-style homes, adding a touch of traditional elegance to homes and businesses. However, they can easily transcend into modern and rustic farmhouse designs.
Next, the Riviera terracotta pattern is also handmade Mexican Saltillo tile. Its 2-tile design features the San Felipe (arabesque) and Fleur de Lis tiles, arranged in a repeating pattern to create a stunning visual effect.
Like the arabesque pattern, these terracotta patterned floor tiles are available in various colors, ranging from earthy terracotta tones to light, dark brown, and copper colors. The wide range of color options makes it easy to find a tile that will complement any decor style.
One standout feature of the Riviera terracotta pattern is its ability to make a stunning decor statement. In fact, everything about this pattern makes it a focal point in a room’s overall design.
Square Glazed Terracotta Tiles
Square glazed terracotta tiles are a popular choice for interior and exterior design. These tiles feature a classic shape used in architecture for centuries. Found in styles from modern to rustic, square terracotta tiles are deep-rooted in history yet remain trendy.
Some pattern ideas for squares include straight, diagonal, alternating, and running brick designs. In addition, interior designers create unique and exciting looks tailored to the specific needs of a project with square terracotta floor patterns.
As an added bonus, square tiles are usually the most budget-friendly terracotta pattern.
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Tile Your Way to Timeless Beauty with Terracotta Patterns
As you’ve probably caught on, terracotta tiles are a beautiful and timeless choice for any home. With various patterns available, there is sure to be a design that fits your personal style.
Pro Tip: When choosing a terracotta tile, it is essential to source high-quality tiles to ensure durability and longevity. Replacing a floor while living in a home is rough stuff. So, choose high-quality terracotta flooring from the onset to last your lifetime.
For example, Saltillo tiles are one of the most durable terracotta flooring options. This variety is handmade from natural clay found in specific riverbeds in Mexico. Additionally, it has a unique texture and color variation that adds charm to the decor in a budget-friendly way.
Resistant to scratches and stains, these floors are easy to clean and maintain, too! As a result, Saltillo tile is an excellent choice for high-traffic areas as it can withstand wear and tear without losing its beauty. In fact, these floors are known to take on allure and refinement as they age.
Styling a house with terracotta tiles is a classic choice that always stays in style. So, if you are considering adding terracotta tile to your home, look no further than Rustico Tile & Stone. We offer a wide range of high-quality tiles in various patterns and finishes.
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