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6 Rustic Characteristics of Handmade Mexican Saltillo Tile

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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….

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Rustico Tile featured on Houzz

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

It’s such an honor to be featured in any publication.  We’ve been fortunate to be featured on Houzz multiple times.  Sometimes I post these features, and sometimes I don’t.  Today the wind is blowing me in the direction to share this feature with you! Whether you’re installing our Cement Tile or Saltillo Tile in your bathroom, these tips are helpful!  Check it out! What You Need to Know Before Tiling Your Bathroom If you haven’t already selected tile for your bathroom space, let us help you.  Cement tile is wildly popular these days.  There are tons of designs, an endless array of colors and patterns to suite any interior design style (literally!). Or you can consider saltillo flooring for your bathroom.  Saltillo comes in 3 different finishes (Traditional, Manganese or Antique), a variety of shapes and sizes, and accent tiles can be thrown in for more color. Both types of…

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Sealed Saltillo Tile – Why Seal Again?

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If it’s already sealed saltillo tile, why do I need to seal it again? This is our question of the week.  And it’s a GREAT question! 99% of the time, we recommend that our customers buy sealed saltillo tile (also known as presealed saltillo).  In a nutshell, it’s the best value in the long run, requires the least amount of maintenance, and your installer will love you. Sealed saltillo tile from Rustico Tile and Stone has already been coated with 5+ layers of penetrating sealer.  This penetrating sealer for saltillo tile has a few benefits that are critical to enjoy a low-maintenance terracotta floor for many years.  With several coats of sealer added to the clay, the tile is naturally strengthened.  Saltillo clay is known for its durability, but when the clay absorbs multiple coats of sealer, it is fortified.  In short, a sealed saltillo tile is stronger than an unsealed saltillo…

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How to Install Saltillo Tile

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Do you have questions about how to install Saltillo Tile?  Our professional installers have been hard at work in West Texas working on a rustic-style Hacienda Home.  We’ve documented it step-by-step so you can see the process that our installers use turn boring slabs into works of art installing Saltillo Tile. In the following photo gallery, feast your eyes on Traditional Saltillo tile installed on an outdoor patios, breezeways and porches.  Cantera stone 4×4 tiles are inserted in this spanish tile floor to create a beautiful outdoor living space – which is also complimented by Cantera columns and stone surrounds.  The interior of this hacienda features our Manganese Saltillo tile which evokes a warm and cozy setting for this rustic-style home. With close to 11,000 square feet of space to cover, watch how this West Texas hacienda home comes to life.  Each photo is documented with an explanation so if you get…

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