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…
Did you know that we regularly produce 3 different styles of Saltillo Mexican tiles? That’s right! The three styles are: (1) Traditional Saltillo tile (2) Manganese Saltillo tiles and (3) Antique Saltillo tiles. The differences between these 3 variations are discussed in detail below.