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The Reclaimed Terracotta Trend

Using Reclaimed Terracotta In The Right Shape

Reclaimed terracotta has an earthy tone to it that looks natural, but still gives homes a timeless, classic look. The orange and neutral tones, which are made from clay, give a rustic feel and can brighten up an otherwise dull space. If you know you want reclaimed terracotta in your home for flooring or in another area, the question now is which colorings? What shape? And so on. Here are some tips to help you get the right use out of reclaimed terracotta.

The Bricks

Reclaimed terracotta brings give your home a historic look with earth colors that range from straw through pale red. They are great for kitchens, living rooms, or even outdoor pathways because they can conceal daily dust and dirt. When they’re cleaned, they’re beautiful once again. The long, narrow, rectangular shape of a brick fits in with many styles and doesn’t clash with other shapes.

Octagon Tiles

Tiles can come in many different shapes and sizes, but when you have octagons or pentagons in reclaimed terracotta, it can look especially classy. These tiles fit in well when they are lying on a kitchen floor, outside on a patio, in an entryway, or anywhere else. Homeowners often choose darker reclaimed terracotta in this shape to get the red and orange tones to stand out further.

True Squares

Flooring often looks nice when it is symmetrical so the tiles and their coloring can stand out or blend in better. Square reclaimed terracotta comes in larger squares or very small so it can look nice on a floor or even as a backsplash.

The Shape Mixture

If you want an especially unique look, you can mix some of the different tile shapes together. Mix different sizes of squares, for example, or rectangles with squares. This creates an intriguing pattern when, with the mixtures in colorings, can really make a home stand out.

Placing The Reclaimed Terracotta

When you decide that you want this material on the flooring or in another location, you will have the opportunity to dictate how tiles are placed. Do you want a pattern so the lighter and darker tiles are mixed together? Should all of the lighter tiles go toward the outside with the darker tiles in the middle? Should they be random or carefully laid out to alternate colors? The end result of the flooring you end up with depends on the color patterns and decisions you make on the reclaimed terracotta.

Getting The Reclaimed Terracotta You Need

When you decide on reclaimed terracotta, you still have a lot of decisions to make. If you are unsure how to go about making those decisions or if you need help organizing the options, contact Impression for help. Our professional craftsman work with reclaimed terracotta all the time. It’s a popular material that gives a timeless appeal to any room—along with a natural pop of color. You can trust our opinion and see the options in person so you can make an informed decision as to what’s best for your house.