Terracotta is a ceramic material that has been used for building construction and decorative arts since ancient times in different cultures around the world. Terracotta, which literally means “baked earth” (originally baked in the sun) is made from natural clay, which gives it a characteristic reddish-brown colour varying slightly depending on the clay used. Terracotta tiles provide an “old world” style, often referred to as south-western, Mediterranean or rustic.
Terracotta is one of the few materials that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use with durability and beauty making it useful in several scenarios and settings in architecture. Terracotta flooring provide a look that is hard to imitate, and when sealed is improved further in quality, holding up to stains, moisture and scratches. Compared with other ceramic materials, terracotta floors aren't as cold, making them much more inviting and comfortable to walk on.