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Overview: Terracotta (“baked earth”) is basically a hard, fired unglazed clay. Its distinctive feature is its reddish-brown color.
Associated with: Rustic, Southwest, Mediterranean, Old-World styles
Pros: Made of natural materials that are very durable; a variety of finish styles available (none to high gloss); warm and earthy feel; suitable for indoor and outdoor uses; resistant to mold and bacterial growth.
Cons: Very porous, absorbs moisture quickly. Especially susceptible to citric acids, alcohols, oils, and vinegar, which can leave spots. Must be sealed annually to prevent staining, discoloration, and cracking.
Installation: Tedious and a bit complex, according to various sources. Professional installation highly recommended.
Cleaning: Use mild dish washing liquid, warm water, and a soft cloth to clean up spills. Damp mop, dry immediately. Grout is prone to staining, so also needs to be scrubbed periodically.