Palm Beach Spanish Villa
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TerracottaBring a rustic and earthy look into your balcony with handmade terracotta tiles.Pros:Terracotta is naturally resistant to mould and mildew, which makes these tiles suitable for the outdoors.Terracotta tiles do not fade from continuous exposure to sunlight or UV light.These tiles are made of naturally available materials, which makes them eco-friendly. Cons:One drawback of using terracotta tiles is that because they are very porous, they attract a lot of dirt. Consider a glazed finish on these tiles (as seen in the example above), as they are comparatively easier to maintain than unglazed tiles. However, opt for a non-slip type of glaze.Additionally, because of their porous nature, terracotta tiles have the tendency to retain water, especially during monsoons, which may result in growth of algae.Terracotta tiles need to be sealed periodically. For routine cleaning, use a gentle floor cleaner and clean up stains with warm soapy water and a soft cloth.