Middle daughter just finished her front hall floor. Looks like terra cotta tile, but it’s just painted! Scroll down. . .
First she put a coat of grey paint on the plywood. Then taped off the squares. Then painted with a terra cotta coloured paint. She used a sponge to get the shading effect on the squares. Pulled off the tape and voila, a terra cotta floor. I think it looks awesome. Just baseboards to add it it’s a job well done.