I'm intending laying quarry tile on my kitchen/dining room and hallway
floor. I've seen them in Homebase,B&Q, etc. The box says they are
British quarry tile - they're a deep, earthy red colour, and about 6
inches square. I presumed that they would be reasonably straight
forward to lay, in the same way ceramic floor tiles are. However, in
trailing through the postings there's a lot of talk of the
difficulties in laying/maintaining 'terracotta' tile i.e. soaking
first, sealing before laying, grouting with special mix, sealing
again, periodic waxing, etc.
My question is, what is the difference between 'terracotta' tiles and
these 'quarry' tiles I have? Should I be sealing them, etc.? Or are
they laid as normal ceramic floor tiles?
Thanks in advance