Whether burnt orange or pale, pinkish taupe, terracotta and terracotta effect tiles will bring warmth and old-world charm to any space. A timeless choice for good reason, terracotta floor tiles provide instant homeliness and are ideal for introducing a subtle hit of muted colour into an otherwise neutral palette. Taking its name from an Italian word that translates as ‘baked earth’, terracotta varies widely in shade depending on the origin of the clay.
For an authentic Spanish tile, opt for our Alicante collection, which comprises handmade terracotta tiles in hexagonal, rectangular or square formats. The brick design is particularly effective when laid in a herringbone pattern, and we love to see the hexagonal style applied as terracotta bathroom tiles or in kitchens and utility spaces, too. As terracotta is a naturally porous material, all tiles should be sealed to protect against moisture; their rustic appearance will wear beautifully over time, gaining even more character with age.
When choosing terracotta effect outdoor tiles, it’s wise to prioritise durability and an all-weather finish. Our Cotto porcelain collection has been developed specifically with these important factors in mind. Inspired by traditional mortar tiles, these hardwearing tiles are available in two earthy shades, and feature subtle motifs inspired by patterned flooring from North Africa and the Middle East. Ideal for adding softness to a garden or courtyard, these terracotta effect outdoor tiles will work beautifully with a wide range of planting schemes and hard landscaping materials.