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Terracotta Floor Tile Designs

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Remember those ethereal red terracotta floor tile designs in your grandma’s home? With a warm tone, rustic aura, and unique texture, terracotta floor tiles are making a comeback with their timeless charm. And soon, you’ll find yourself walking on them very often. So, jump on the bandwagon and get some know-how about terracotta floor tile designs in this guide.

Are you wondering where to put this rustic splendor? The best thing about real terracotta tiles is their versatility. They are like the chameleons of the design world, effortlessly blending into any setting, whether it’s a quaint cottage or a sleek modern loft. 

These versatile tiles are not limited to only indoor spaces; they also thrive in the great outdoors. With their rich, earthy hues, they have a knack for complementing various interior styles, from the laid-back vibes of a Mediterranean villa to the quirky charm of a bohemian retreat.

Fortunately, the quality of terracotta tile flooring in recent years has improved tremendously. Even though many of the generations-old processes laced with Mexican heritage remain, more attention is given to the sealing process during manufacturing. By improving the quality of sealer and generous application of sealer, Mexican terracotta floors are one of the most durable and well-protected terracotta types available.

So, the end result is an authentic handmade floor tile that is better protected against stains, dirt, and wear and tear. In fact, there’s no reason why a properly installed sealed terracotta tile shouldn’t outlast a lifetime! The clay is just that good!

Terracotta is a natural material that boasts a stunning array of colors, influenced by the specific clay deposits it originates from. From sunny yellows to deep browns, with myriad reddish tones in between, the palette is as rich as the earth itself. Among the beloved varieties is Saltillo terracotta, crafted from the clay unearthed in the Mexican regions of Saltillo, Coahuila.

One of the enchanting qualities of terracotta tiles is their slightly weathered and rustic appearance. No two tiles are alike due to the handmade nature of production. This inherent diversity in color and texture imparts a relaxed, informal vibe, infusing spaces with a sense of authenticity and character.

The blend of these rustic characteristics is especially sought after in 2-tile patterns like Riviera (San Felipe & Fleur de Lis tile combo), Octagon (beautifully paired with our colorful glazed terracotta tiles), and the Picket pattern (a timeless classic).

Did I mention our terracotta floor tile designs come in 5 warm color palettes… and glazed clay tiles?

Explore our terracotta colors, including

  • Traditional
  • Manganese
  • Spanish Mission Red
  • Antique Mission Red
  • Colorful Glazed Tiles
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Terracotta Colors

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Terracotta Patterns

The pattern and shape of terracotta floor tiles can change a space’s vibe and make it a primary part of a home’s decor. Whether rectangles, squares, or hexagons, each shape brings its personality. Here are a few ideas to consider – and also check our 5 beautiful terracotta tile patterns for your home post!.

  • Try herringbone patterns with 4×8 or 6×12 rectangular tiles or a classic tile pattern like terracotta hexagon floor tile. These decorative tile patterns are perfect for spicing up a hallway or corridor, giving off a modern, traditional, or rustic vibe. 
  • Why not try a star and cross pattern in antique terracotta style? Every step will boast the resonance of centuries-old craftsmanship.
  • And what about brick layouts? The formula of thin brick tiles versus big square terracotta floor tiles can definitely balance out a space. 
  • Explore our Instagram feed for our most recent inspiration photos from customers all around the world.

Explore dozens of shapes and sizes – available in any of our color palettes or color glazes. If you want to do something different, there is a whole world of possibilities.

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There are also many size options. But for an open or enclosed space with a high roof, consider a large-format terracotta floor tile, such as our 16×16 Mexican Saltillo Tile. However, you can do the vice versa for smaller bedrooms or mudrooms.

A designer’s rule of thumb states that large format tiles help to make a space look most expansive. But of course, other elements to consider are ceiling heights, minimal vs. robust furniture, natural lighting, and tile pattern.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match different sizes, patterns, and colors of terracotta floor tiles to create a truly unique and personalized space. Experiment with contrasting hues or combine different patterns to add visual interest and dimension to your floors. Just be sure to maintain a sense of cohesion and balance within your design scheme.

Walking on terracotta floor tiles feels like walking through history. You can transform any room into a captivating sanctuary of warmth and beauty with the right size, pattern, and color choices.Want to know more? Contact us today!

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