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Terracotta Tile

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Terracotta is a type of earthenware, is a clay-based unglazed or glazed ceramic, where the fired body is porous. (Italian: "baked earth", literally "cooked earth", from the Latin terra cocta). Terracotta is made from fairly coarse, porous clay that when fired assumes a colour ranging from dull ochre to red and usually is left unglazed.

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What is the difference between terracotta and clay?

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The difference between clay and terra-cotta is that clay is the raw material, while terra-cotta is clay that is already modeled and fired. Typically, terra-cotta objects may be made of any types of organic clay, but earthenware clay has the brown-orange color that is also known as terra-cotta.

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How much does terracotta floor cost?

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Terracotta is an unglazed tile and is one of the least-durable flooring tiles but needs periodic sealing to prevent stains. An average price is $1 to $6 per square foot. Be sure to buy terracotta tile rated for use on floors.

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Is terracotta tile good for flooring?

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Terracotta has a rustic old-world charm when it is used as a flooring material. It is also a good material when certain regional home styles are desired—terracotta is perfect match for Mexican, Mediterranean, or Southwest decors.

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Is Saltillo and Terracotta the same?

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All Saltillo tile is made of terracotta, a naturally occurring red clay. You'll see the terms Saltillo, terracotta, and Mexican all used together - but It's important to note that while all Saltillo tiles are made from terracotta clay, not all terracotta tiles are Saltillo tiles!

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Is Saltillo tile expensive?

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Depending on the tile contractor you partner up with, Saltillo tile can cost anywhere from $4 to $6 per square foot. Compared to other tile flooring options, Saltillo is one of the most cost-effective. However, keep in mind that the Saltillo tile will require more resealing than other materials. According to Remodeling Expense, the average cost of professionally installed Saltillo tile is $6.30 per square foot, while the overall cost range is $4.72 to $8.05 per square foot.

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How to clean terracotta tile floor?

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Use a solution of 25 per cent stone floor cleaner in a bucket of warm water. Apply lightly with a mop or sponge. Leave to work for 15 minutes or so, then give the floor a good scrub. On stubborn stains apply the product neat.

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