SF Good Questions: Terra Cotta Tiles in Santa Cruz?

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Hi! This weekend I was told that installing terra cotta tiles in our Santa Cruz kitchen was a bad idea. The tile salesperson said that because of the nature of the terra cotta tiles (too porous) and moisture & cold weather in Santa Cruz, that the porous tiles would absorb too much moisture and then come cold season, they would freeze and crack. Is this valid?......I really like the look and feel of terra-cotta, especially as kitchen floor. However, she was trying to talk me into the more expensive porcelain tiles instead. What do you think? Thanks a bunch!

-Daisy

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