Why We Love Mexican Tile (And You Should, Too!)

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Mexican Tile – Watch & Learn

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You could say that we’re a ‘little’ passionate about why we LOVE Mexican tile. Okay, maybe we verge on obsessing over it. But hey – We have a good reason for our infatuation. The tile options are endless, prices are low, and Mexican tile is beautiful! Below are a few reasons why you should LOVE Mexican tile too!

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Mexican Tile Has Endless Design Options. We love Mexican tile because the options really never cease.  I’ll start with Saltillo Tile.  This type of terracotta tile is handmade from Saltillo, Coahuila riverbed clay. It comes in dozens of shapes, sizes, and colors.  If you’re looking for floor tile to effectuate Spanish flare, Mediterranean ambiance, or Southwestern flavor in your home, then check out our Saltillo Tile options.

spanish floor tile

Adorning a space with Cement Tile is another reason why we love Mexican tile. As a throwback to older Encaustic tiles, these decorative tiles have come light years in quality, design, and customization capabilities.  Cement tile is an ideal choice for adding color to your project space.  Some popular trends call for cement tiles on kitchen floors and backsplashes, bathrooms, and wall coverings. If you’re looking for specific colors and design styles, check out the myriad of options in our Traditional Collection.  Each of these cement tile designs can be fully customized for your space.  There are quite literally hundreds of options!

cantera stone tile

Cantera Stone tile is another reason why we love Mexican tile.  Cantera stone comes from quarries in Mexico.  Similar to limestone, Cantera stone originates from quarries in Mexico and comes in a variety of colors.  Outdoor spaces like courtyards, patios, and pool decking offer ideal settings for using Cantera stone tile.  When installed properly, Mexican Cantera stone tile will withstand nearly any climate.  Pair your Cantera stone tile with a complimentary pool coping, columns, or an outdoor fireplace for a finished look!

cantera stone tile
Recinto Cantera tile and pool coping with Antique Saltillo

Mexican Tile is Easy to Maintain.  As the industry-leading experts in Mexican tile, we know how to make sure your tile is easy to maintain and headache-free. It starts with the installation.   You may have the best recipe in the world for a double fudge chocolate chip cookie, but if quality ingredients and a proper sequence aren’t followed, your cookies will turn out dry, flat, and tasteless every time.

We sell proper Mexican tile installation materials for all of our product lines. Once we talk through your sub-floor, we can guide you on the proper thinset for your Mexican tile of choice.  We’ll also talk through the ins and outs of using a crack prevention membrane, and whether you need a waterproofing membrane. Our product specialists will point you in the right direction for grout as well.

Lastly, we hone in on topcoat sealer for your Mexican tile. With a quality topcoat sealer, you’ll eliminate a significant amount of ongoing maintenance throughout the years.  An investment in quality sealer can save hundreds of dollars in the long-run.  If you’re buying your Mexican tile from us, then trust us to guide you with the right installation materials.  It’s in our best interest that you love Mexican tile too.

mexican tile stone surround

Mexican Tile Adds Value to Your Home.  If you haven’t already received a price quote for your Saltillo flooring, Cement tile, or Cantera stone, don’t delay.  We are THE low-cost leader for Mexican tile, and we ship worldwide.  

Still not convinced? Get a Quote!  Fill out this short form and we’ll send back a price estimate within 1 business day.  (We take phone calls too, of course (512) 260-9111.)  

By purchasing Mexican tile at our wholesale prices, you leverage the value of handcrafted material and add significant value to your home. Learn why we are featured as the Mexican Tile Experts on World’s Greatest TV Show!

Manganese Mexican Saltillo Tile

Manganese Mexican Saltillo Tile

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Saltillo Riverbed Clay – Before it’s tile!
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Hand-making Mexican Tiles

It’s from Mexico!  Yes, we love Mexican tile because it’s from Mexico.  Forgive me for some lovey-dovey stuff here.  Over the years, we’ve gleaned a wide range of relationships with artisans in Mexico who produce, carve, create, and ship our truckloads of tile.  These are real people. They work hard. They love hard.  They care about what they create.  We LOVE them!  Our small Texas staff represents hundreds of people in Mexico who are devoted to helping you create a beautiful space in your home or business.  Don’t forget about the hands behind the tile. These are talented, wonderful people, and we’re humbled to work with them day in and day out.  (I’m on a roll – who needs a HUG?)

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Authentic Mexican Saltillo Tile

I hope you have a better understanding of why we love Mexican tile. It’s in our blood, sweat, tears, and homes.  If you’re looking for Mexican tile floor and decor to love, contact us today.

Until then… Make Every Space Count!

Saltillo Tile Patterns – Watch & Learn

patterns, colors, shapes, & sizes

When you buy saltillo tile produced by Rustico Tile and Stone, we promise a few things. Ours is the best quality and has best value. And you’ll get the best service from us.  We know that not every person is a customer for our business.  But if you’re in the market to buy saltillo tile, you definitely want to give us a try.  Call us. Get a Quote from us.  Hear us out.  And if we still don’t win you over, it wasn’t meant to be.  But I’m willing to bet my first-born’s lovely blanket… you might like what we have to offer!

coping saltillo tile

Saltillo Tile produced by Rustico Tile and Stone is derived from 4 main points.

First, it’s authentic and handmade. The real deal.  We are the largest producer for authentic saltillo tile in Mexico.  People in our industry know that saltillo tile produced by Rustico Tile comes with the promise of authenticity.

Why is that important?  I’m so glad you ask.  If you’re going to invest in saltillo tile flooring for your home, then make certain your flooring is genuine saltillo. The clay of real saltillo tile is dug from riverbeds in Saltillo, Mexico.   The origin of clay means less maintenance, a longer lifespan, and it holds up to the wear of everyday life.  This is important for you.  Don’t settle for knock-off or lookalike saltillo tile that’s created from alternative materials.  Get your saltillo tile produced by Rustico Tile.

12x12 saltillo tile
12×12 Traditional Saltillo tile with 4×4 Copper insert tiles. Topcoat sealer used is TerraNano Gloss finish.

Next, my second major point about this topic involves color.  Saltillo tile produced by Rustico Tile is available in 3 different colors:  Traditional, Manganese, and Antique.  Traditional Saltillo is just that – traditional.  It’s what you’ve seen at your favorite taco restaurant.  This Mexican tile ranges in shades from terracotta red, orange to golden and cream colors.

saltillo tile produced by rustico tile
Manganese Saltillo Tile

A common statement that we hear from our customers is, “I want saltillo tile but I don’t want it to look too Mexican. I don’t have a Mexican style home.”  Great!  We have a solution – it’s called Manganese Saltillo.  Here you get the same quality factors as typical Traditional Saltillo but the colors are more neutral.  Enjoy light and dark shades of brown with some terracotta colors that come through the clay.

hexagon Antique Saltillo Tile

And if old-world is your style – check out Antique Saltillo tile.  Each piece is hand-textured and created to look like reclaimed terracotta tile.  This is a great solution for outdoor or areas where a nonslip surface is desired.

octagon mexican saltillo tile

Third, Saltillo Tile produced by Rustico Tile comes in many different shapes and sizes.  There’s really something for everyone with our deep pockets of size and shape options.  If you don’t find what you need in 1 pocket, we’ll search another pocket for you.  Check out some hexagon, octagon, and riviera patterns for extra flare!  Need a custom size? We do that too!

Every one of our shapes and sizes comes in any of the 3 color finishes.  Options are endless!

Lastly, did you know that we ship worldwide?  That’s right.  Actually 95% of the saltillo tile that we sell from our Austin, Texas facility gets shipped out to places that span the globe.  We’re not a typical brick and mortar tile shop. Our business is online serving customers just like you.  You’ve probably been on vacation in Mexico and have been inspired by the architecture and decor, right?  Well, we’re here to help you bring that bit of culture back to your home project space.

I’m so proud of our staff – we’re friendly and knowledgeable.  We work tirelessly to take clay formed by the hands of the beautiful people of Mexico to your home. We know more about this stuff than anyone.  I’d bet my second-born’s lovey blanket on it.   We know how to get it to you affordably and successfully.  Contact us today to learn more about whether Saltillo Tile produced by Rustico Tile is the right flooring decision for you.

Saltillo Tile Patterns – Watch & Learn

patterns, colors, shapes, & sizes

When you buy saltillo tile produced by Rustico Tile and Stone, we promise a few things. Ours is the best quality and has best value. And you’ll get the best service from us.  We know that not every person is a customer for our business.  But if you’re in the market to buy saltillo tile, you definitely want to give us a try.  Call us. Get a Quote from us.  Hear us out.  And if we still don’t win you over, it wasn’t meant to be.  But I’m willing to bet my first-born’s lovely blanket… you might like what we have to offer!

coping saltillo tile

Saltillo Tile produced by Rustico Tile and Stone is derived from 4 main points.

First, it’s authentic and handmade. The real deal.  We are the largest producer for authentic saltillo tile in Mexico.  People in our industry know that saltillo tile produced by Rustico Tile comes with the promise of authenticity.

Why is that important?  I’m so glad you ask.  If you’re going to invest in saltillo tile flooring for your home, then make certain your flooring is genuine saltillo. The clay of real saltillo tile is dug from riverbeds in Saltillo, Mexico.   The origin of clay means less maintenance, a longer lifespan, and it holds up to the wear of everyday life.  This is important for you.  Don’t settle for knock-off or lookalike saltillo tile that’s created from alternative materials.  Get your saltillo tile produced by Rustico Tile.

12x12 saltillo tile
12×12 Traditional Saltillo tile with 4×4 Copper insert tiles. Topcoat sealer used is TerraNano Gloss finish.

Next, my second major point about this topic involves color.  Saltillo tile produced by Rustico Tile is available in 3 different colors:  Traditional, Manganese, and Antique.  Traditional Saltillo is just that – traditional.  It’s what you’ve seen at your favorite taco restaurant.  This Mexican tile ranges in shades from terracotta red, orange to golden and cream colors.

saltillo tile produced by rustico tile
Manganese Saltillo Tile

A common statement that we hear from our customers is, “I want saltillo tile but I don’t want it to look too Mexican. I don’t have a Mexican style home.”  Great!  We have a solution – it’s called Manganese Saltillo.  Here you get the same quality factors as typical Traditional Saltillo but the colors are more neutral.  Enjoy light and dark shades of brown with some terracotta colors that come through the clay.

hexagon Antique Saltillo Tile

And if old-world is your style – check out Antique Saltillo tile.  Each piece is hand-textured and created to look like reclaimed terracotta tile.  This is a great solution for outdoor or areas where a nonslip surface is desired.

octagon mexican saltillo tile

Third, Saltillo Tile produced by Rustico Tile comes in many different shapes and sizes.  There’s really something for everyone with our deep pockets of size and shape options.  If you don’t find what you need in 1 pocket, we’ll search another pocket for you.  Check out some hexagon, octagon, and riviera patterns for extra flare!  Need a custom size? We do that too!

Every one of our shapes and sizes comes in any of the 3 color finishes.  Options are endless!

Lastly, did you know that we ship worldwide?  That’s right.  Actually 95% of the saltillo tile that we sell from our Austin, Texas facility gets shipped out to places that span the globe.  We’re not a typical brick and mortar tile shop. Our business is online serving customers just like you.  You’ve probably been on vacation in Mexico and have been inspired by the architecture and decor, right?  Well, we’re here to help you bring that bit of culture back to your home project space.

I’m so proud of our staff – we’re friendly and knowledgeable.  We work tirelessly to take clay formed by the hands of the beautiful people of Mexico to your home. We know more about this stuff than anyone.  I’d bet my second-born’s lovey blanket on it.   We know how to get it to you affordably and successfully.  Contact us today to learn more about whether Saltillo Tile produced by Rustico Tile is the right flooring decision for you.

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