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how to choose mexican tile grout color

How to Choose the Best Mexican Tile Grout Color

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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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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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Handmade Mexican Tile | Are You Getting the Most out of it?

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You endured design planning for your home. You suffered through a messy demolition. You spent the money. You subjected yourself to construction delays, mistakes, and disheveled chaos. You achieved greatness. You made your happy place. But are you getting the most out of your handmade Mexican tile? Does it prominently illustrate your sense of style, personality, and artistry? If not, keep reading. If you’ve read anything I’ve written in the past, you know that I’m a big proponent for your home to be a full-on expression of your most authentic self. It’s your space. Your home is where you create memories to last a lifetime. If what you create is aesthetically appealing to others too, then BOOMTOWN! I’ve seen a lot of homes and commercial spaces over the years that perfectly display handmade Mexican tile. The intriguing part Mexican tiles that we sell is that every piece comes with a…

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Cement Tile Floors: The Most Common Mistakes People Make

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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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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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