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5 Things You Should Not To Do With Saltillo Tile Floors

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You’ve probably heard the rumors about Saltillo floors.  Soak it, Strip it, Spacers, Seal it…  I could go on and on with the old wives tales and myths.  The truth is that all things change with the passing of time. NOW, Saltillo tile floors are created to be more durable, longer-lasting, less maintenance… and GORGEOUS!  Though Mexican Saltillo tile floors offer a timeless look,  installation techniques have improved over the years. As the largest producer and distributor for handmade Saltillo flooring, we are the experts.   Did you know that we ship our Mexican tiles worldwide too? Need a price estimate for your floor?  Contact us today! Here are 5 things you should no longer do with saltillo tile…. because, well, you don’t have to! 1.  Do not buy unsealed tile because presealed tiles will save you $$! If you’re trying to save a buck, then let me offer a pro tip.  Buying unsealed…

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Unsealed Saltillo Tile Dilemma

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We say it several times a day – buy presealed instead of unsealed Saltillo tile to save money and avoid headaches.  If you want to stain saltillo tile a different color, buy unsealed tile.  If you have an old saltillo floor that needs some matching tiles, buy unsealed saltillo tile.  Otherwise… just buy presealed tile. Let me tell you about a phone call we received yesterday about unsealed saltillo tile. A customer purchased 200 square feet of unsealed 8×8 saltillo tile last fall.  She’s remodeling her kitchen in the northeastern part of the U.S.  Her installer soaked the unsealed tiles in water prior to installing the tile — which was the advised method 20 years ago before presealed saltillo tile was on the scene.  Not advised anymore! Fast forward a couple of weeks.  It’s time to grout the saltillo floor.  White haze has appeared on the surface of these saltillo tiles.  They’ve…

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