7 Benefits of Reclaimed Tile and Terracotta Flooring (Plus Photo Ideas)

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Rustic modern kitchen with terracotta brick flooring.

Reclaimed flooring is the procedure of utilizing materials that have been re-purposed to be used again. For years now, this has been a classic design process and is only becoming more and more popular.


1. It provides timeless design

Whether you’re thinking of using reclaimed wood, brick, terracotta or stone, you not only have a material that has fantastic character but is rich in history. Each aspect of the flooring has a story and when laid looks great in both contemporary and period spaces. Often reclaimed flooring is used in older buildings when restoring the floor, it provides a natural finish which gives the impression the floor has always been there.

These days, it’s very much ‘in vogue’ to match old with new. We have seen several reclaimed floors wonderfully situated in modern setups. This mix of old and new provides much more character and warmth to any space.

2. Lasts a lifetime

These products were not created with costs and profit margins in mind and were made to be strong and withstand a lot. As such reclaimed wood, brick, terracotta or stone last a lifetime. Usually, the materials originate from abandoned or derelict buildings where demolition is the only alternative. The buildings have long since been unoccupied, yet the materials stay as strong as ever. They are normally re-purposed for flooring and once laid and sealed correctly, they last a lifetime.

As soon as you have laid your reclaimed floor, you can be certain that it will last any damage that you place on it. For these reasons, they are ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic like cloakrooms or commercial areas.

3. Environmentally friendly

Reclaimed flooring is environmentally friendly. Producing more is having a greater impact on our environment, there is already perfectly good stone and brick to be used. You probably also realized that over-forestation is a big issue, it’s important to preserve what we have left. Re-using already great products has a positive effect on our environment. If you are somebody who is socially conscious, I would advise looking into reclaimed materials further.

4. Layout adaptability

There are so many different ways to lay reclaimed flooring. Modern engineered products are created without much room for creativity or change. But reclaimed flooring can be cut and changed in a number of different ways including:

  • Herringbone pattern
  • Stretcher bond
  • Basketweave
  • And so much more …

You can also couple brick with wood for a diamond inlay effect. Brick and stone can additionally be cleaned with lime or even painted. The choices are nearly limitless.

5. It’s Unique!

Because these floors have been made when contemporary production methods were not available, you can be certain you are getting a special flooring that is entirely bespoke to you. Brick and terracotta were commonly hand-made, dried out in the sun and heated up in a kiln that did not create an even temperature and so each floor tile or panel is unique in its own way.

If you purchase reclaimed flooring, you can be sure that it is one-of-a-kind. Each tile or panel varies in shape, dimension as well as color. It is not just distinct but this un-uniform appearance can offer personality to your design project.

6. Reclaimed simply looks better

Have you ever heard the saying “aged like a fine wine”? This is the same for reclaimed flooring. As such they only get better with age. Their slight tone and color differences provide a beautiful floor that cannot be reproduced through modern techniques and engineered products.

7. Increase in value

You can increase the value of your home or building. Using reclaimed flooring is often the preferred choice, especially in the country or period homes. Having this can provide even more authenticity to your house. Houses that keep or renovate with reclaimed or salvaged materials tend to sell much quicker. If you are looking to increase or keep the value of your home, reclaimed flooring could be a great option.

Reclaimed Terracotta Tile Floor Ideas

Reclaimed Warm Terracotta Tiles

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Terracotta brick tiles flooring on the home's doorway.

Terracotta tiles flooring on the home’s doorway.

Close up look at this terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Close up look at this terracotta tiles flooring.

Terracotta brick tiles floors on the home's outdoor space.

Terracotta tiles floors on the home’s outdoor space.

A master bathroom featuring reclaimed terracotta tiles flooring.

A master bathroom featuring terracotta tiles flooring.

Terracotta brick tiles flooring in the home's landing area.

Terracotta brick tiles flooring in the home’s landing area.

An outdoor dining and kitchen along with reclaimed terracotta tiles flooring.

Outdoor dining and kitchen along with terracotta tiles flooring.

A terracotta tiles flooring can be a great addition to a rustic-style home.

Terracotta tiles flooring can be a great addition to a rustic-style home.

A reclaimed square terracotta tiles flooring.

A square terracotta tiles flooring.

This garden features a flower bed with reclaimed square terracotta tiles on it.

This garden features a flower bed with square terracotta tiles on it.

A nicely set reclaimed terracotta tiles flooring.

A nicely set terracotta tiles flooring.

A reclaimed terracotta tiles flooring topped by a few books.

A terracotta tiles flooring topped by a few books.

A focused shot at this single terracotta tile on a white background.

A focused shot at this single terracotta tile on a white background.

Another look at this single terracotta tile on a white background.

Another look at this single terracotta tile on a white background.

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A close up look at this hexagonal reclaimed terracotta tiles flooring.

A close up look at this hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring.

A focused shot at this yet-to-installed hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring.

A focused shot at this yet-to-installed hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring.

A reddish hexagonal reclaimed terracotta tiles flooring.

A reddish hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring.

A close up look at this light-finished hexagonal terracotta tiles floors.

A close up look at this light-finished hexagonal terracotta tiles floors.

An outdoor hexagonal reclaimed terracotta tiles flooring with different finishes.

A nice closeup shot at this outdoor hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring with different finishes.

An outdoor hexagonal reclaimed terracotta tiles flooring with different finishes.

An outdoor hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring with different finishes.

Hexagonal reclaimed terracotta tiles floors that look great in the kitchen.

Hexagonal terracotta tiles floors that look great in the kitchen.

A hexagonal reclaimed terracotta tiles floors that have different finishes.

A hexagonal terracotta tiles floors that have different finishes.

A clean and nice hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring with a tray on top with a coffee set and a book on it.

A clean and nice hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring with a tray on top with a coffee set and a book on it.

A close up look at this warm hexagonal reclaimed terracotta tile.

A close up look at this warm hexagonal terracotta tile.

Another close up look at this hexagonal reclaimed terracotta tile on a white background.

Another close up look at this hexagonal terracotta tile on a white background.

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A dining area featuring a nice couch and a classy dining table set on top of the reclaimed terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A dining area featuring a nice couch and a classy dining table set on top of the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A rustic dining area with a brick fireplace, rustic table sets and reclaimed brick terracotta tiles floors.

A rustic dining area with a brick fireplace, rustic table sets and brick terracotta tiles floors.

A focused shot at this room's brick fireplace that looks perfect together with the reclaimed terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A focused shot at this room’s brick fireplace that looks perfect together with the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

This kitchen features reclaimed terracotta brick tiles floors.

This kitchen features terracotta brick tiles floors.

A close up look at this terrace’s terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A beautiful small kitchen with stylish terracotta brick tiles floors.

A beautiful small kitchen with stylish terracotta brick tiles floors.

A rectangular dining table set on top of the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A rectangular dining table set on top of the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A focused shot at a wooden chair on top of the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A focused shot at a wooden chair on top of the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Terracotta brick tiles floors taking the bright sunlight.

Terracotta brick tiles floors taking the bright sunlight.

Reddish terracotta tiles floors that look so attractive.

Reddish terracotta tiles floors that look so attractive.

A close up look at this home's terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A close up look at this home’s terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Warm terracotta brick tiles floors in the dining nook area.

Warm terracotta brick tiles floors in the dining nook area.

A kitchen with brick walls and terracotta tiles floors.

A kitchen with brick walls and terracotta tiles floors.

Brick terracotta tiles floors on the hallway.

Brick terracotta tiles floors on the hallway.

Books on top of the brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Books on top of the brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Stack of books on top of the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Stack of books on top of the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

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A kitchen featuring terracotta tiles flooring.

A kitchen featuring terracotta tiles flooring.

Terracotta tiles flooring being enlightened by sunlight.

Terracotta tiles flooring being enlightened by sunlight.

A focused shot at this terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A focused shot at this terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Warm terracotta tiles flooring, close up look.

Warm terracotta tiles flooring, close up look.

Reddish terracotta tiles flooring, close up look.

Reddish terracotta tiles flooring, close up look.

A stylish patterned terracotta tiles flooring.

A stylish patterned terracotta tiles flooring.

Plain shot of the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Plain shot of the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Warm terracotta brick tiles flooring with apples on top near the chair.

Warm terracotta brick tiles flooring with apples on top near the chair.

Terracotta brick tiles flooring with apples on top of it.

Terracotta brick tiles flooring with apples on top of it.

A focused shot of a single brick terracotta tile on a white background.

A focused shot of a single warm brick terracotta tile on a white background.

A single terracotta brick tile shot on a white background.

A single terracotta brick tile shot on a white background.

A ready to install brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A ready to install brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Reclaimed Light Terracotta Tiles

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Pale terracotta brick tiles flooring topped by a tiny stool.

Pale terracotta brick tiles flooring topped by a tiny stool.

Close up look at the pale terracotta tiles floors.

 

Close up look at the pale terracotta tiles floors.
A close up look at this outdoor terracotta tiles flooring.

A close up look at this outdoor terracotta tiles flooring.

Dark terracotta brick tiles floors with a chair on top of it along with a small side table.

Dark terracotta brick tiles floors with a chair on top of it along with a small side table.

Pale terracotta brick tiles floors with a table on top. The table has a single plate and a wine glass.

Pale terracotta brick tiles floors with a table on top. The table has a single plate and a wine glass.

Light terracotta tiles flooring on the home's landing with two chairs and a center table.

Light terracotta tiles flooring on the home’s landing with two chairs and a center table.

Living room with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Living room with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Light terracotta tiles flooring with a chair and a table on top of it.

Light terracotta tiles flooring with a chair and a table on top of it.

Terracotta tiles flooring on a home's living room surrounded by white walls.

Terracotta tiles flooring on a home’s living room surrounded by white walls.

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Square terracotta tiles flooring with a nice-looking rug on top of it.

Square terracotta tiles flooring with a nice-looking rug on top of it.

Square terracotta tiles flooring topped by a classy rug.

Square terracotta tiles flooring topped by a classy rug.

A close up look at this square terracotta tiles flooring.

A close up look at this square terracotta tiles flooring.

Another look at this kitchen with terracotta tiles flooring.

Another look at this kitchen with terracotta tiles flooring.

A kitchen with square terracotta tiles flooring.

A kitchen with square terracotta tiles flooring.

Square terracotta tiles floors with a book on top of it along with a cup of coffee on top of the book.

Square terracotta tiles floors with a book on top of it along with a cup of coffee on top of the book.

A cup of coffee on top of a stack of books placed on the square terracotta tiles floors.

A cup of coffee on top of a stack of books placed on the square terracotta tiles floors.

A close up look at this coffee on top of a saucer placed on the light terracotta tiles floors.

A close up look at this coffee on top of a saucer placed on the light terracotta tiles floors.

Square light terracotta tiles flooring with a teacup and a kettle on top.

Square light terracotta tiles flooring with a teacup and a kettle on top.

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Hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring ready to install.

Hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring ready to install.

Pale hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring in a close up look.

Pale hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring in a close up look.

A focused shot at this light-finished hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring.

A focused shot at this light-finished hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring.

A close up look at this hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring.

A close up look at this hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring.

A close up look at the yet-to-install hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring.

A close up look at the yet-to-install hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring.

Pale hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring, close up look.

Pale hexagonal terracotta tiles flooring, close up look.

A single hexagonal pale terracotta tile on a white background.

A single hexagonal pale terracotta tile on a white background.

A single hexagonal warm terracotta tile on a white background.

A single hexagonal warm terracotta tile on a white background.

 

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White-themed kitchen with stylish light terracotta tiles flooring.

White-themed kitchen with stylish light terracotta tiles flooring.

Pale terracotta tiles flooring with a gray couch on it.

Pale terracotta tiles flooring with a gray couch on it.

Full brick terracotta tiles flooring on a large open-concept home.

Full brick terracotta tiles flooring on a large open-concept home.

Reddish brick terracotta tiles outdoor flooring.

Reddish brick terracotta tiles outdoor flooring.

A focused shot at this light terracotta tiles floors.

A focused shot at this light terracotta tiles floors.

Kitchen with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Kitchen with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Pale brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Pale brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Light terracotta brick tiles floors installed in this home's kitchen area.

Light terracotta brick tiles floors installed in this home’s kitchen area.

Fully installed light-finished terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Fully installed light-finished terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A focused shot at this pale terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A focused shot at this pale terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Reclaimed Brick Tile Floor Ideas

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This home offers brick terracotta tiles flooring spreading throughout the house.

This home offers brick terracotta tiles flooring spreading throughout the house.

This kitchen features brick terracotta tiles flooring.

This kitchen features brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A dining room with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A dining room with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Small dining table set on top of the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Small dining table set on top of the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Rustic modern kitchen with reclaimed brick tile flooring.

Rustic modern kitchen with reclaimed brick tile flooring.

This house offers full brick terracotta tiles flooring.

This house offers full brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Spacious dine-in kitchen with terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Spacious dine-in kitchen with terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A dine-in kitchen featuring full brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A dine-in kitchen featuring full brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A close up look at this master bathroom's freestanding tub set on the room's terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A close up look at this master bathroom’s freestanding tub set on the room’s terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A bathroom with a double sink and a freestanding tub along with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A bathroom with a double sink and a freestanding tub along with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

This narrow kitchen features a long center island set on the brick terracotta tiles flooring.

This narrow kitchen features a long center island set on the brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A mudroom featuring full brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A mudroom featuring full brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Single-wall kitchen with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Single-wall kitchen with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Full brick terracotta tiles ground on this home's backyard area.

Full brick terracotta tiles ground on this home’s backyard area.

A close up look at this pale terracotta brick tiles floors.

A close up look at this pale terracotta brick tiles floors.

A master bedroom with its own bathroom featuring terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A master bedroom with its own bathroom featuring terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A spacious dine-in kitchen featuring a nice-looking counter and a dine-in table set on the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A spacious dine-in kitchen featuring a nice-looking counter and a dine-in table set on the terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A narrow dine-in kitchen with brick terracotta tiles floors and wall.

A narrow dine-in kitchen with brick terracotta tiles floors and wall.

A kitchen with a breakfast bar center island and a rectangular dining table set on top of the terracotta tiles flooring.

A kitchen with a breakfast bar center island and a rectangular dining table set on top of the terracotta tiles flooring.

View of the kitchen with terracotta brick tiles floors from the outdoor area, which also boasts the same flooring style.

View of the kitchen with terracotta brick tiles floors from the outdoor area, which also boasts the same flooring style.

Another look of this kitchen with terracotta brick tiles floors from the living room.

Another look of this kitchen with terracotta brick tiles floors from the living room.

The terracotta brick tiles flooring of this kitchen extends up to the straight staircase leading to the home's living room.

The terracotta brick tiles flooring of this kitchen extends up to the straight staircase leading to the home’s living room.

A dine-in kitchen with huge built-in shelving along with terracotta brick tiles floors and wall.

A dine-in kitchen with huge built-in shelving along with terracotta brick tiles floors and wall.

Another view of this kitchen area with terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Another view of this kitchen area with terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A spacious wine cellar room with terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A spacious wine cellar room with terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A close up look at this home's kitchen and sink counters along with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A close up look at this home’s kitchen and sink counters along with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

The brick terracotta tiles flooring of this home extends from the kitchen to the outdoor area.

The brick terracotta tiles flooring of this home extends from the kitchen to the outdoor area.

A nice kitchen setup with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A nice kitchen setup with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

An old man reading a magazine in the kitchen featuring terracotta brick tiles flooring.

An old man reading a magazine in the kitchen featuring terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Another view of this home with terracotta brick tiles flooring from the outside.

Another view of this home with terracotta brick tiles flooring from the outside.

Small and large pitcher on the light terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Small and large pitcher on the light terracotta brick tiles flooring.

A much paler version of this single brick terracotta tile on a white background.

A much paler version of this single brick terracotta tile on a white background.

A single brick terracotta tile on a white background.

A much closer look at a brick terracotta tile on a white background.

A much closer look at a brick terracotta tile on a white background.

Mudroom entry with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Mudroom entry with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Small kitchen area with stylish kitchen counters and brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Small kitchen area with stylish kitchen counters and brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A small laundry and kitchen area with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A small laundry and kitchen area with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

An empty room featuring white walls and terracotta brick tiles flooring.

An empty room featuring white walls and terracotta brick tiles flooring.

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A close up look at this terracotta brick tiles flooring on the outdoor area.

A close up look at this terracotta brick tiles flooring on the outdoor area.

A mudroom with stylish cabinetry and shelving style along with brick terracotta tiles flooring.

An empty hallway featuring brick terracotta tiles flooring.

An empty hallway featuring brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Mudroom with a regular ceiling and reddish brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Mudroom with a regular ceiling and reddish brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A dining room with full terracotta brick tiles floors and walls.

A dining room with full terracotta brick tiles floors and walls.

An empty room with warm brick terracotta tiles flooring.

An empty room with warm brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Shiny and reddish terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Shiny and reddish terracotta brick tiles flooring.

Close up look at this warm terracotta brick tiles flooring with a wood plank on top.

Close up look at this warm terracotta brick tiles flooring with a wood plank on top.

Warm terracotta brick tiles flooring fully installed in this home.

Warm terracotta brick tiles flooring fully installed in this home.

Pale brick terracotta tiles flooring in the living room.

Pale brick terracotta tiles flooring in the living room.

Pale terracotta tiles flooring in the home's interior.

Pale terracotta tiles flooring in the home’s interior.

Full terracotta tiles flooring in the home's interior.

Full terracotta tiles flooring in the home’s interior.

Reddish terracotta tiles flooring in the home's hallway.

Reddish terracotta tiles flooring in the home’s hallway.

A close up look at a warm terracotta tile on a white background.

A close up look at a warm terracotta tile on a white background.

A warm terracotta tile on a white background.

A warm terracotta tile on a white background.

A much warmer terracotta tile on a white background.

A much warmer terracotta tile on a white background.

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A close up look at this stylish brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Three warm brick terracotta tiles, close up look on the ground.

Three warm brick terracotta tiles, close up look on the ground.

Warm terracotta brick flooring under the shade, still unassembled.

Warm terracotta brick flooring under the shade, still unassembled.

Warm terracotta brick flooring, still unassembled. 

Warm terracotta brick flooring, still unassembled.

Warm terracotta brick flooring, still unassembled, focused shot.

Warm terracotta brick flooring, still unassembled, focused shot.

Three warm terracotta tiles, set vertically.

Three warm terracotta tiles, set vertically.

Three warm terracotta tiles, set horizontally.

Three warm terracotta tiles, set horizontally.

Three pale terracotta tiles, set horizontally.

Three pale terracotta tiles, set horizontally.

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A classy dining area featuring brick terracotta tiles flooring.

A classy dining area featuring brick terracotta tiles flooring.

Multiple table sets are prepared in this huge dining room with terracotta tiles flooring.

Multiple table sets are prepared in this huge dining room with terracotta tiles flooring.

A huge dining room boasting terracotta tiles flooring.

A huge dining room boasting terracotta tiles flooring.

Three pieces of warm terracotta tiles, vertically set.

Three pieces of warm terracotta tiles, vertically set.

A close look at this warm terracotta tiles flooring, still unassembled and has a mortar and pestle on top.

A close look at this warm terracotta tiles flooring, still unassembled and has a mortar and pestle on top.

Warm terracotta tiles flooring, still unassembled and has a mortar and pestle on top.

Warm terracotta tiles flooring, still unassembled and has a mortar and pestle on top.

Warm terracotta tiles flooring spread over on the ground.

Warm terracotta tiles flooring spread over on the ground.

A cup of tea and teaspoon on a saucer placed on reclaimed tile flooring.A cup of tea and teaspoon on a saucer placed on reclaimed tile flooring.

A cup of coffee beside a teaspoon and reading glasses on a stack of books lying on a reclaimed brick tile flooring.

A cup of coffee beside a teaspoon and reading glasses on a stack of books lying on a reclaimed brick tile flooring.

Reclaimed wood floor examples

Close up of reclaimed wood flooring.

Close up of reclaimed wood flooring.

Closer look of a chair on reclaimed wood flooring.

Closer look of a chair on reclaimed wood flooring.

 

Edward Howey from Lubelska – a reclaimed flooring company – runs through 7 benefits of using reclaimed flooring in your renovation or designs.




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