Terracotta is Italian for cooked earth. Real terracotta tiles have been used as a beautiful yet durable building material since antiquity. Unglazed and made from raw clay, their natural earth tone permeates the entire body of each tile. Created from a unique extrusion process and fired to exacting specifications, TerraTile is a highly dense, durable tile with an even color throughout. You can spill water on these tiles, subject them to heavy traffic, and even use cleansers without causing any damage.