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Spanish Style Home

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Built in 2011, this Spanish style home is full of delight for those inspired by architecture in this genre.  Typical features of a Spanish style home include a Hacienda decor, rustic tile and stone, expansive outdoor living spaces, and mixed metals throughout for a modern touch. It’s not a Spanish style home without a classic hacienda feel.  Step into this entry trimmed in Cantera stone (tobacco brown color).  The home boasts decorative features in Cantera – a hand carved stone as seen here.  You’ll also notice matching stone columns in the cigar shape style.  Copper sconces on either side of the entry add a touch of class and craftsmanship. The owners of this home, just outside of Austin, Texas have several places to enjoy outdoor living.  They watch kids play in the front courtyard which is laden with brick pavers, stone columns and a fire-fountain.  Get this look by considering…

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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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5 Rustico Tiles that Make a Statement

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Are you tired of boring floors?  Did you know that a designer’s secret weapon is blending architectural elements with a homeowner’s style?  Check out some of our favorite budget-friendly, hand-crafted tiles!  This is where form meets function! 1.  Talavera Painted Tile.  It’s impossible to narrow it to just one painted design!  Go big and bright or subdued and sophisticated.  Talavera is a painted tile that originates in Mexico.  Beautiful designs can add punch to a variety of home styles including: Mediterranean, Hacienda, Victorian, Tuscan and even casual beach homes.  We recommend starting your talavera selection with a decorative design – then work in the solid color accents and trims.  To complete the look, coordinate complimentary elements such as Cantera stone, as seen in this photo on the kitchen counter and hood trim. 2.  Manganese Hexagon Saltillo Tile.  We sure do love this beauty!  Manganese Saltillo, in general, is super versatile….

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