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!
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…
For your convenience, you can view or download our Rustico Tile and Stone company catalog. To learn more about any of our Mexican tile and stone product lines, contact a product specialist today or call us at (512) 260-9111. We offer wholesale prices, trade discounts, and shipping worldwide! Click to Download Catalog for printing. Make Every Space Count by Rustico Tile and Stone
Allow me the space to squelch some confusion about what characteristics you can expect with handmade Mexican saltillo tile. In our web-based world, there are plenty of misleading ideas about what’s normal and what’s not. At Rustico Tile and Stone, we know handmade Mexican saltillo tile well. Very well. At Rustico, we tell you exactly what saltillo tile is. We offer no embellishment to the nature of these beautiful floors – you either like saltillo flooring or you don’t. If you’re expecting “perfect” saltillo tiles, I bid you to look elsewhere. But before you go, just hear me out about why you don’t want “perfect” tiles. Perfect handmade Mexican saltillo tiles don’t exist. If they did, we’d sell them. We are the largest manufacturer for real saltillo tile in Mexico. If any seller tells you that their saltillo tile is without blemish or rustic traits, then they’re not selling real saltillo tile….