Spring Home & Garden 2017
omeowners looking for a rustic or weathered look for their
flooring often rely on terracotta tile, a durable and versatile
material that many feel gives a home a warm and earthy feel.
Terracotta tile comes in various finishes and has proven resistant
to the growth of mold and bacteria. However, because it is very
porous, terracotta tile absorbs moisture quickly, which means it must
be sealed somewhat regularly to prevent cracking, discoloration
and staining. It also must be sealed especially well when installed
in a kitchen, as terracotta floor tiles are susceptible to damage from
acids, alcohol, oils, and vinegar. Installation of terracotta flooring is
labor intensive and is therefore best left to professionals.
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