Reclaimed Terracotta Tile

Country Floors has always felt, dating back to the ‘Sixties, that the subject of Reclaimed Terracotta Tile is right in our corporate and design wheel-house. Many things have changed in America and the world since the infinitely interesting decade that was the 1960’s. But, one thing that “rocks on” is a desire for authenticity. That said, […]

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Authentically Terracotta

I was first introduced to materials that were Authentically Terracotta during a trip to Florence, Italy. In the early ‘80’s, the Impruneta area offered a wonderful array of classically produced terracotta tiles that still linger in my imagination. Since then, that area continues to serve a solid niche in terms of architectural, natural, Authentically Terracotta […]

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Rustic, Historic And Chic Our Reclaimed Terracotta

To give our new Reclaimed Terracotta Collection the attention it deserves, let’s take a step back and refresh on what Terracotta really is. Terracotta, ( also terra cotta or terra –cotta) with a literal translation of “baked earth” is a clay based, glazed or unglazed ceramic. Each Terracotta tile is formed by hand to it’s […]

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Terracotta Tiles: Part Two…..Antiqued Terracotta

The second part of this post will focus on antiqued terracotta. In Part One we discussed a few of the mysteries that seem to surround terracotta in general. Firstly, some clients think of the word terracotta as being synonymous with a Mexican produced tile or pot that appears to be adobe. Secondly, how is it spelled…one word […]

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Terracotta Tiles: Part One

Terracotta tiles inspire creative thoughts and engender romantic design notions. However, there is often a bit of confusion for the homeowner and even for the professional. Let’s start with the name. Is it terracotta as one word or terra cotta as two words? Is this really another word for Mexican tile that seems be adobe? […]

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