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Rustico Tile’s Mexican Tiles of 2016

By | Blogroll, Cantera Stone, Cement Tile, Interior Design, Manganese Saltillo Tile, Mexican Tile, Rustico's Tile Pick, Saltillo Tile, Terra Cotta Floor tile | No Comments

To closeout what’s been an extremely busy 2016, I’m turning the spotlight onto Rustico Tile’s Mexican Tiles of the Year!  Spanning many areas of the globe, Mexican tiles beautifully adorn simple and often overlooked spaces. Up first is a strong winner year after year – Manganese Riviera Saltillo.  This 2-tile design is made up of our San Felipe and Fleur de Lis shapes.  Riviera Mexican tiles bring a level of sophistication to an otherwise rustic-style floor.  Our Manganese finish boasts of colors in neutral tones – light and dark brown, gray, and terracotta shades. Another popular Manganese choice in our Mexican tiles lineup this year is Hexagon saltillo.  Our customers love that the Hexagon saltillo shape tile is a great value for a decorative design.  And since it’s a 1-tile pattern, installers love it for an easy installation process.  Hexagon Mexican tiles come in standard sizes of 8×8 and 12×12,…

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Terra Cotta Flooring Options

By | Blogroll, Mexican Tile, Quarry Tile, Rustico's Tile Pick, Saltillo Tile, Terra Cotta Floor tile | No Comments

Did you know that we offer Terra Cotta flooring options?  That’s true!  Over the years, we’ve learned that not everyone is as enthusiastic about handmade Saltillo flooring as we are.  And that’s ok – we’ll play nice anyway! Many moons ago, we started developing a machine-made lookalike saltillo tile. Meet our Terra Cotta Tile product line.  It looks a bit like Mexican saltillo but there are major differences between this and our handmade tiles. Terra Cotta flooring is machine-made clay tile.  Because of this, the tiles are far more consistent in shape and size compared to it’s rustic counterpart, saltillo tile. It’s thinner than real saltillo tile. Some people want the look of authentic saltillo floors but need a thinner profile tile due to construction constraints.  This tile fills that requirement with being only 1/2″ thick vs. the average thickness of 5/8″ in saltillo flooring. It’s more consistent in color.  With handmade saltillo…

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RTS17 Sofia Cement Tile

Meet Our Newest In Stock Cement Tile Designs

By | Blogroll, Cement Tile, Interior Design, Mexican Tile, Rustico's Tile Pick, Wholesale Distribution | No Comments

Are you part of the craze?  The Cement Tile craze?  Have you seen our new in stock cement tile designs yet?  If you’re reading this, you must be part of the “cool kids” because cement tile is exploding in popularity in the design world.  Yay You for being cool! Does that make me cool for writing this? Cement tiles are a throwback to older style Encaustic tiles commonly found throughout Europe in castles and cathedrals.  Today we all get to enjoy a better quality version of encaustic tiles – made from concrete and mineral-pigmented cement.  Why is this a big deal?  Durability and lasting beauty.  The clay of encaustic tiles wore down over time while current-day cement tiles maintain their luxurious look even in the highest foot traffic areas. I’m introducing you to our newest in stock cement tile designs.  These beauties round-out our MeaLu Collection of concrete tiles.  Please…

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Manganese Mexican Saltillo Tile

Manganese Riviera Saltillo Tile

By | Blogroll, Interior Design, Manganese Saltillo Tile, Mexican Tile, Quarry Tile, Rustico's Tile Pick, Saltillo Tile | No Comments

I’m starting a series here at Rustico Tile – our Weekly Tile Pick!  You’ll gain insight into which tiles and patterns are buzzing around our office.  This week’s pick is by our beloved, Shelley.  She’s chosen Manganese Riviera Saltillo Tile.  You’ll love her logic on this pick! Manganese Riviera Saltillo is a 2-tile pattern made up of our San Felipe (aka Arabesque) and Fleur de Lis shaped tiles.  The two shapes form an interlocking pattern that we refer to as Riviera.  While this comes in all 3 of our saltillo tile finishes, Shelley has picked this one in our Manganese finish. Manganese Saltillo finish is a really gorgeous blend of neutral tones including light and dark brown, cream, and some terracotta shades that bleed through to the surface.  In the process of creating Manganese saltillo tiles, we add an ingredient to the clay.  This results in a dynamic and versatile…

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