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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 | 4 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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Rustico Tile and Stone Catalog

By | Blogroll, Cantera Stone, Cement Tile, Installation Guide, Installation Products, Interior Design, Manganese Saltillo Tile, Mexican Tile, Press, Quarry Tile, Rustico's Tile Pick, Saltillo Tile, Sealers, Spanish Tile, Talavera Tile, Terra Cotta Floor tile, Wholesale Distribution | No Comments

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

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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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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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