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Embracing The Earthiness of Terracotta Tiled Floors

Your floors suffer from more wear and tear than any other area in your home. It’s therefore key to invest in something stylish that you know will last! While wood and modern carpets remain popular options in contemporary spaces, there is another timeless classic that evokes the feeling of being on holiday in a relaxing Mediterranean retreat or within a warm and inviting Spanish interior – the terracotta tile.

Terracotta which is Italian for ‘baked earth’ has been around for decades and refers to a type of earthenware that boasts a clay-based finished and can be left unglazed or glazed as a ceramic flooring solution. Besides adding a warm, rich colour to your home, terracotta is also very durable and ideal for floors.

Used indoors to bring rustic charm to your interiors, or outdoors to create a homely, cottage feel that most love, Terracotta works in many design styles. We particularly love its reemergence in modern interiors, adding elegance to contemporary designs.

From a cottage styled kitchen to a Mediterranean bedroom, we love the earthiness and rustic character that terracotta tiles have to offer. The kitchen is an obvious choice for the terracotta tile, and if you have a Mediterranean, rustic, farmhouse or even eclectic style going on in your kitchen, then this is indeed a playful alternative.

As a versatile flooring solution, terracotta also works wonderfully on a patio or open stoep area. The tiles are hard-wearing and withstand the elements with ease.

For a modern take on a classic tile, Shaw Tec produces gorgeous quarry tiles that provide an extremely cost-effective floor of quality and charm. All tiles are manufactured with a high-quality finish, with no sharp edges or corners. Bullnose tiles are available for copings, stairs and pool surrounds. The product is also suitable for indoor and outdoor use and is extremely durable and fade resistant.

Shop the look in an array of styles and colours to suit your space. Let’s take a closer look at what Shaw Tec has on offer:

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