Few rooms can be trickier to remodel than the kitchen. From seating arrangements to appliance types, there’s so much to consider, and it can be hard to maintain a consistent theme. One of the most important decisions you’ll make during any kitchen remodel is what kind of flooring to use.
There are plenty of popular options, from an economical choice like vinyl to a more modern material like granite. However, there are plenty of choices beyond the obvious, and terracotta is arguably one of the best.
Here are just a few reasons why.
Kitchen tiles need to be extremely durable because they will get subjected to more foot traffic than most rooms and be at risk of damage from dropped pots, pans, and glasses. Terracotta tiles might not sound too strong, but they are actually prized for their durability and toughness. You can expect yours to stay looking their best for years to come. And terracotta tiles aren’t just strong – they’re also highly resistant to moisture. This is great in rooms where moisture can be expected, namely the kitchen.
One problem people often face with kitchen floors is the difficulty that comes with trying to find a material that is both durable and appealing. As covered above, terracotta floor tiles are certainly sturdy enough, and they’re also very welcoming. Unlike granite, which often feels quite clinical, the reddish brown of terracotta feels warm and inviting. It’s perfect if you want a more rustic appearance since it coordinates well with creams, browns, beiges, and other earth tones.
Easy to Maintain
Last but not least, terracotta floor tiles are surprisingly easy to maintain. Sealing them prevents any water from penetrating, and you don’t need to use any special cleaning agent through fear of damaging the surface. All it takes is a mop and some soapy water. Even better, sealed terracotta tiles don’t allow bacteria and other pathogens to penetrate, so the risk of fungus or mould breeding in your kitchen is minimal.