Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a break from ordinary life during the holidays. At Rustico Tile and Stone, we are fortunate to take a long holiday break from all things Mexican tile designs, and now we’re back at the grind… joyfully! I don’t know about you, but I can only take so much family fun before realizing that my job is a nice reprieve from the holiday happenings and noise. And I did my happy dance when my kids returned to school today.
So here I find new energy for 2018. After much consideration, I’d like to share with you the 5 Mexican tile designs I picked for our showcase for 2018.
#1 – RTS2.1 Avallon Cement Tile. Because you LOVE our RTS18 Philadelphia Mexican tile design so much, I created Avallon with the same bold colors found in Philadelphia. And let me tell you, this glorious cement tile does not disappoint. Just look at the exquisite shades of turquoise, blue, navy, red and white. Contrast this design in a kitchen or bathroom with white subway tiles, and you’ll be the talk of the neighborhood! This pattern has just been added to our In-Stock selection of MeaLu Collection Mexican tile designs. I’m excited to see the spaces that it will bring to life in 2018.
#2 – Similar to other Mexican cement tile designs, I know RTS9.1 Estrella will be another big hit for 2018. This is also a new addition to our MeaLu Collection of In-Stock cement tiles. I think this Estrella color scheme makes it a happy tile. Can’t you just see it add joy to the mundane tasks happening in laundry rooms worldwide? And as we embrace the warmer months ahead, how about sipping on a tall glass of sweet tea on a patio with this fresh tile pattern underfoot? It was hard to pick between all of our Mexican tile designs of cement tiles, but this blue, gold, and white Estrella is set to decorate some fabulous spaces. Before we move on to Saltillo options, feel free to check out our Cement Shapes and Sizes page.
#3 – It’s tried and true but never overdone… Riviera Manganese Saltillo is a fav in our office among Mexican tile designs. This pattern carries all of the benefits of handmade Saltillo tile. It’s durable, affordable, and easy to install. But it’s uniquely different from the ordinary Traditional Saltillo tile you can find worldwide. The brown and neutral colors of our Manganese finish add a layer of sophistication that enhances many styles of homes, both traditional and modern. The Riviera pattern comprises our San Felipe and Fleur de Lis tiles. WOW, your friends with a Riviera Manganese Saltillo floor! It’s been a tremendous hit among our Mexican tile designs for years, and it’s not slowing down for 2018.
#4 – A 12×12 Square Saltillo tile is a classic choice for our Mexican tile design selections. But I’m adding some spice to this standard tile. The Antique Finish. Did you know that we created our Antique finish several years ago to accomplish two things?
1) Provide a handmade Mexican Saltillo tile with a non-slip surface.
2) Create the look of reclaimed terracotta at a fraction of the price.
The Antique Saltillo tile finish has been a favorite choice since its creation. I picked this 12” square because it’s our best-value tile among the Antique finish category. I’m also confident that as winter weather fades away, you will see the benefits and beauty of adding this floor tile to your outdoor patio, balcony, or around a pool. It’s among the most perfect Mexican tile designs for outdoor spaces.
#5 – I’m cheating on this selection a bit. It’s not technically a tile but it comes from our tile family. Cantera Stone columns are a growing trend, yet, they have been a timeless architectural element to Hacienda and Mediterranean-style homes. I couldn’t narrow this pick for 2018 to just one type of column, so I’m lumping in the whole category. (It’s my blog, and I can do what I want. Just deal.) There are many different colors of Cantera Stone. The artisans in Mexico hand-carve every piece of Cantera that we offer – columns, fireplaces, hoods, tile, and more. So if you’re remodeling columns or drawing up new architectural plans, toss around the idea of Cantera stone columns for a value-added and beautiful element that will set your home apart from the rest.
It’s fun to think about a new year with hope and optimism. As you’re considering remodeling, new construction, or other DIY projects for 2018, I hope you’ll flirt with our full range of Mexican tile designs online. We love our Handmade Saltillo Tile and hope you do too! If you’re unsure what is best for your space, give us a call at (512) 260-9111 or send an email! We’re here to educate and consult with you about whether our products are right for your home. Combine that with extremely low prices and worldwide shipping for an enjoyable Rustico experience.
And from our families to yours, we pray you will be bountifully blessed in 2018.
Make Every Space Count!