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Handmade Mexican Tile | Are You Getting the Most out of it?

By | Blogroll, Cement Tile, Installation Products, Interior Design, Mexican Tile, Quarry Tile, Saltillo Tile, Sealers, Spanish Tile | No Comments

You endured design planning for your home. You suffered through a messy demolition. You spent the money. You subjected yourself to construction delays, mistakes, and disheveled chaos. You achieved greatness. You made your happy place. But are you getting the most out of your handmade Mexican tile? Does it prominently illustrate your sense of style, personality, and artistry? If not, keep reading. If you’ve read anything I’ve written in the past, you know that I’m a big proponent for your home to be a full-on expression of your most authentic self. It’s your space. Your home is where you create memories to last a lifetime. If what you create is aesthetically appealing to others too, then BOOMTOWN! I’ve seen a lot of homes and commercial spaces over the years that perfectly display handmade Mexican tile. The intriguing part Mexican tiles that we sell is that every piece comes with a…

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Cement Tile Floors: The Most Common Mistakes People Make

By | Blogroll, Cement Tile, Installation Guide, Installation Products, Interior Design, Mexican Tile, Sealers | 4 Comments

Some people like to make things more difficult than necessary. I happen to be an expert on this subject. I learn lessons the hard way. Frequently. (Sigh) Installing and maintaining cement tile floors is not something that should cause strife in your life. Avoid these common mistakes that people make with cement tile floors and save your hard lessons for more important things in life! Work with a clean surface. Cement tile that is fresh off the production line has fine pigmented portland cement dust on its surface. Prior to moving full force ahead with installation, your installer needs to wipe the tiles clean with a damp rag to remove this dust.  This prevents any unnecessary pigment stain on the surface of the tile.  I can’t emphasize this point enough if you’re installing cement tile floors with light and dark colors in the design. The dark color dust can bleed into the light…

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