Terracotta Floor Tile Designs

Handmade Terracotta Tile

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Take your Spanish style home from boring to tantalizing with terracotta floor tile designs.  In fact, gone on the days of unadorned floors.  Color, shapes, sizes… it all expresses your home style.  Don’t. Be. Boring.

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Riviera Pattern with Cement Tile Backsplash Tile

So, where should you start?  I’ve put together 5 basic steps to follow for picking terracotta floor tile designs that could be perfect for your space.  These guidelines might not be right for everyone but hey… this is kind of our thing.  No, it’s really our thing.  Take whatever useful tips from this that you can use!

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Botella & Coping in Antique Saltillo with Talavera Pool Tile

These preliminaries settled, he did not care to put off any longer the execution of his design, urged on to it by the thought of all the world was losing by his delay, seeing what wrongs he intended to right, grievances to redress, injustices to repair, abuses to remove, and duties to discharge.

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Pick a style for your home

Step 1 – First, determine your style.  I keep mentioning Spanish style homes because those homes naturally call for terracotta floor tile designs.  For example, maybe you’re more Mediterranean-focused?  Is Moroccan your thing?  How about country-living Tuscan style?  Working on a beach-side home? (In which case, my introverted self is jealous of your salty air, ocean breeze, and sounds of thundering waves.)

Ahhhh.

Ok – I’m back.  My point is this. Terracotta floor tile designs add to any style.  But you need to determine what that style actually is so you can focus on filling in the next few steps.  In summary, your home style has a direct influence on tile colors, shapes, and sizes.

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We make 4 Saltillo Tile Colors in pattern, shape, & size.

2.
Pick your terracotta tile color

Next, pick your color.  Did you know that our terracotta floor tile designs come in 4 finishes?  Plus, each terracotta floor designs finish is available sealed or unsealed.  First, I’ll start with what’s most common – Traditional terracotta saltillo.  The traditional finish ranges from deep terracotta hues of orange, red, and golden or cream blends.  Left unsealed, these deep colors become pastel for a lighter look.

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Manganese Riviera Pattern

Next, there’s Manganese terracotta saltillo. I personally love our manganese finish. It boasts light and dark colors of brown.  Merlot shades bleed through from the clay body. And some tiles have a black swirling or marbled effect. Glorious.  Not Boring!

Also, we make our iconic Spanish Mission Red finish. These floor boast dark terracotta colors with only traces of the lighter shades for a monochromatic look.

Lastly, is the Antique finish. This textured terracotta tile is made to look like reclaimed terracotta. It has varying shades of mission red and each tile is hand-textured for an old-world look.

Decide which color is ideal for your style and then focus on picking your shape.

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Pick a terracotta floor tile pattern

Thirdly, there’s a shape for every space! Square, Rectangular, Hexagon, Octagon, Botella, San Felipe, Fleur de Lis.  Want me to keep going?  We have many shapes for creating terracotta floor tile designs.  Not only that but several of our shapes coming in several different sizes as well.

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12×12 Octagon Traditional Saltillo & Talavera Tiles

For example, to keep it classic, consider square or rectangular terracotta tile. Square doesn’t need to be boring.  Remember, that’s what you’re avoiding. You can run a square saltillo tile diagonally through your room.  Or lay it in a running brick pattern. But get creative from room to room to keep it moving.

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16×16 Square & Riviera Pattern – Gloss Topcoat Sealer

If you’re looking for that “oh wow” response from your friends?  As an example, consider the Riviera Saltillo tile pattern.  This is a 2-tile pattern using our San Felipe and Fleur de Lis tiles. There’s no turning back from these types of terracotta floor tile designs.

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Pick a size in terracotta floor tile
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Next, scale your space.  Also, don’t pick a small format tile for a large open space.  It will look busy and choppy.  If you have tall ceilings and large rooms, go with large format terracotta floor tile designs.  For instance, if you’re tiling a mudroom or smaller bedroom, that’s where you can stick the smaller terracotta tiles.

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12×24 Manganese Saltillo Tile

In addition, outdoor spaces are ideal for antique terracotta tiles in large sizes.  The antique finish adds a solid non-slip element to outdoor living.

You’re almost there.  You’ve identified your style, picked a color, shape, and size.

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Accessorize your home around the terracotta floor tile designs

Step 5 – Finally, install it and move on to accessorizing around your terracotta floor tile designs!  Once the foundation of your personal oasis has been set, it’s then much easier to bring all elements of design together for a cohesive look.

In conclusion, terracotta floor tile design decisions can be overwhelming.  Check out our white glazed Mexican floor tiles. 

Also, we’re here to help if you get stuck on Spanish-style home decor. Just give us a call or order some samples!  And most importantly – Make Every Space Count!

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