Long Life Cycle
The benefits of using reclaimed terracotta are its long life cycle and low environmental impact. Using reclaimed terracotta is an eco-friendly option as it repurposes existing materials and reduces the demand for new resources, therefore reducing the carbon emissions and contributing to a better ecosystem. In addition, terracotta tiles are highly durable and can withstand moisture and heavy foot traffic. Reclaimed tiles have already stood the test of time, making them an even more reliable choice. As mentioned earlier, terracotta tiles come in various sizes, shapes, and hues, making them a versatile choice for a range of bathroom design styles, from rustic to modern.
Terracotta tiles are low maintenance. To keep the colour light a stone sealer can be used as terracotta is a porous material. Otherwise boiled linseed oil and protective waxes can also be used to protect them from stains and help that patina develop.
The image on the left portrays a brick stacked vertical and herringbone layout with thin coloured rectangles. The floor pattern continues going up mid wall to elongate the visual interest and make more of a statement. A lack of uniformity of colour is another reason why terracotta tiles are so popular.