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how to choose mexican tile grout color

How to Choose the Best Mexican Tile Grout Color

By | Blogroll, Installation Guide, Installation Products, Interior Design, Manganese Saltillo Tile, Mexican Tile, Saltillo Tile, Spanish Tile, Terra Cotta Floor tile | No Comments

If you’re like most DIY’ers, you’re growing weary of making any more decisions related to your construction project. You’ve spent months selecting paint colors, hardware, light fixtures, cabinet styles, and trim options. You’ve agonized over the type of tile, size of a tile, and shape of the tile. And now it’s time to select your Mexican tile grout color. The upside is that you’re in the homestretch of decision making for your project! To most people, grout color is a footnote. It’s just not something that considered to be significant. Does that little line of paste between your tiles matter to the overall look of your space? Let’s evaluate a few things about Mexican tile grout color and its maintenance. From a functional perspective, you need grout. Mexican tile grout is not just an “upsell” that you’re persuaded to buy. It serves a real purpose. Grout cements your tiles to…

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Why Should You Buy Sealed Saltillo Tile Instead of Unsealed Saltillo?

By | Blogroll, Installation Guide, Mexican Tile, Rustico's Tile Pick, Saltillo Tile, Spanish Tile | No Comments

This is one of my favorite questions to answer. Truly. I know what you need to know about why buying Sealed Saltillo Tile is better than buying Unsealed Saltillo Tile. Let’s find out what’s best for your project. Here’s a little backstory. At Rustico Tile and Stone, we used to actively promote unsealed Saltillo tile. Why? We wanted to maintain a strategic competitive edge in pricing for this handmade Mexican tile. Unsealed Saltillo tile is a bit less expensive than Sealed Saltillo tile. So we wanted our lowest price ‘out there.’ We sold a lot of it. A whole lot. And then the headaches, complaints, and maintenance issues flooded our phone lines and email.s. Our customers had terrible experiences trying to deal with unsealed tile. So we took notes and made some changes. Now we lead the market in low cost and quality for Sealed Saltillo tiles. We changed the…

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how to install cement tile

Cement Tile Manufacturer Installation Tips

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Check out this short video for tips and guidelines to properly install Cement Tile. The professionals at Rustico Tile and Stone take you through a step-by-step video tutorial for the basics of cement tile installation.  As with any of our recommendations, consult with your local contractor who can assess your specific space.  Make Every Space Count!

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Cement Tile Floors: The Most Common Mistakes People Make

By | Blogroll, Cement Tile, Installation Guide, Installation Products, Interior Design, Mexican Tile, Sealers | No Comments

Some people like to make things more difficult than necessary. I happen to be an expert on this subject. I learn lessons the hard way. Frequently. (Sigh) Installing and maintaining cement tile floors is not something that should cause strife in your life. Avoid these common mistakes that people make with cement tile floors and save your hard lessons for more important things in life! Work with a clean surface. Cement tile that is fresh off the production line has fine pigmented portland cement dust on its surface. Prior to moving full force ahead with installation, your installer needs to wipe the tiles clean with a damp rag to remove this dust.  This prevents any unnecessary pigment stain on the surface of the tile.  I can’t emphasize this point enough if you’re installing cement tile floors with light and dark colors in the design. The dark color dust can bleed into the light…

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