- Posted by Matt Clark
–When your house is due for a remodeling job, there are many things to take into consideration. What color scheme are you going to be going with? What kind of textures are you looking for? What kind of style are you going for? How durable are the materials your using? The list goes on and on, but generally, a popular choice when remodeling a house or room is to replace the flooring.
There are many types of floors that you can pick from, but it all depends on what you’re going for. It can be a tough decision to make.
A popular choice amongst homeowners is to use Santa Barbara Terracotta Flooring in their home.
Terracotta or “Cooked Earth” is a durable ceramic material that is made by firing refined clay mixtures at high temperatures in kilns. For many centuries terracotta has been used in a variety of industries.
Here are the main benefits of installing terracotta flooring:
1) Terracotta has incredible durability
The biggest advantage of Santa Barbara terracotta flooring is its high durability. After manufacture and installation, these floors can last for ages all while maintaining their quality.
A testament to the durability and long lasting quality of the terracotta material are several ancient structures and sculptures, such as the Terracotta Army in China, which can be dated back to the late third century.
Most terracotta flooring is available in earthy shades such as red or brown, reflecting the natural color of the material, which is well liked for its earthiness and beauty. Terracotta flooring brings an old-worldly feel and ambiance to any home.
2) Terracotta is an incredibly versatile material
Terracotta is one of the few materials that is well-suited for both indoor and outdoor use. Its trademark strength and beauty have proven it to be useful in several settings and scenarios in architecture, as well as providing a rustic look that is hard to imitate.
It can be used both sealed and unsealed depending on the look and intended application. When sealed, terracotta has a higher quality and will fare well against stains, moisture, and scratches. It is also available in several shapes, patterns, and sizes; contemporary or traditional, the design is entirely your choice depending on the setting and look you are trying to achieve.
When it’s time to remodel, give Matt Clark Tile and Stone a call for the best quality tile in the Central Coast at (805) 543-7600.