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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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Good Tile Installer

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5 Ways to Know you have a Good Floor Installer! We’ve all heard it before – the horror stories of a floor tile project mid-stream coming to an abrupt halt – left sadly unfinished – because the tile installer hired to do the work has disappeared – with money in hand!  So, your budget has been spent and the floor is a wreck!  Believe it or not, it’s stories like these that prevent people from undergoing home renovations… they fear the horror stories of renovations gone wrong.  We can give you 5 solid tips for knowing if you’re hiring a good flooring tile installer (or just a good contractor in general).  With the right people doing the job, any renovation should be a smooth process that produces beautiful results! Tip #1: References!  Does the person that you’re considering hiring have references?  This is really important because in many scenarios, the…

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Rustico Tile and Stone Wins Award

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RUSTICO TILE AND STONE Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award   Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals for Rustico Tile and Stone   Leander Texas, February 4, 2014 – Rustico Tile and Stone of Austin, Texas has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The wholesale tile and stone company continues to surpass customer expectations in quality, pricing, and global shipping practices. For example, Rustico’s products of Saltillo terra cotta tile, decorative cement tiles and custom cantera stone was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.  The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award…

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Renovation Ripoffs – 5 Things to Avoid

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The time is approaching to Avoid a Renovation Ripoff!   Springtime is around the corner and those warmer temps bring out new energy and dreams of luxury style at home!  So, you’ve decided that it’s time to take on a home renovation – new cement tile flooring, painting your home, building an outdoor kitchen… just to name a few ideas.  This should be a fun and exciting adventure but unfortunately, so many people just like you have had bad experiences that result in BIG BUCKS!  You’re a homeowner, not a construction professional, afterall right?  How are you to know if you’re being told the truth?  If a price estimate is fair?  Will the work actually get done?  Will you be happy when it’s complete?  How can you avoid a renovation ripoff? Here are five tips to consider for your upcoming project: #1) Be wary of the word “FREE” or of…

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