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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

By | Cement Tile, Interior Design, Manganese Saltillo Tile, Mexican Tile, Saltillo Tile, Talavera Tile | No Comments

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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How to Install Saltillo Tile

By | Installation Guide, Installation Products, Manganese Saltillo Tile, Mexican Tile, Saltillo Tile, Sealers, Terra Cotta Floor tile, Uncategorized, Wholesale Distribution | No Comments

Do-It-Yourself Directions on How to Install Saltillo Tile – Every day we receive phone calls with questions about how to lay saltillo tile.  There are many myths about the complexity of installing saltillo tiles and how to seal terra cotta floors.   We hope to help clear the confusion with this easy step-by-step guide on prepping your floor and laying this Mexican tile. The directions below are recommendations.  Many variations to these steps may exist for your specific floor and terra cotta tile.  Please consult with your local contractor or installer for more precise advice relevant to your specific floor and tile purchased.  Rustico Tile and Stone is not responsible for saltillo installations not completed by one of our contracted installers. Two types of terracotta tile installations exist: (1) on wood subfloor or (2) on a slab. (1) Wood Subfloor guide: If you have some type of wood subfloor, basement or 2nd…

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