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Saltillo Tile Colors

We offer 5 colors of authentic Mexican clay tile with each producing its own natural color palette. Need custom colorful glazed Saltillo tiles? We do that too!

Saltillo Tile Colors

Handmade clay tile colors bring every space to life in a unique way. You can give a living room the “Old-World” feel of a textured antique tile finish. Or, mix your existing modern kitchen design scheme with the stark color contrasts of Manganese Saltillo for a dramatic flair. Create a new hacienda-inspired patio with Traditional Saltillo. Each of our Saltillo colors offers endless ways to design your home style. Can’t settle on just one color? We understand. Try mixing different Saltillo colors into your floor. This look combines modern and rustic styles.

All Saltillo tile shapes and sizes are available in any of the colors we produce. We have a huge variety of beautiful patterns, shapes, and sizes!

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Depending on where a kiln-fired tile is placed among other tiles when it is fired, Saltillo colors can be light to dark shades. Smaller Saltillo tile sizes will typically be darker in color than larger tiles. Some tiles will have a striped pattern when they are stacked and kiln-fired. Also, Sealed Saltillo tiles are darker in color than Unsealed Saltillo tiles. If left unsealed, all of our Saltillo tile colors are lighter, and more pastel.

Traditional Saltillo Tile

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traditional saltillo tile

Also known as Terra Cotta,  Traditional Saltillo is our least expensive color palette. Traditional Saltillo tiles come in a wide range of terracotta colors. Shades range from red and orange to yellow and gold. This finish integrates beautifully with many styles and colors used in home decorating. It is impossible to show the full range of color in just the four tile samples above.

Traditional Saltillo works well in commercial and residential spaces. With proper installation, it can be used indoors and as outdoor patio tile. The style is ideal in spaces with design themes such as southwestern, western, hacienda, beach, and rustic.

Invite an element of sophistication and luxury to your dining room with Traditional Saltillo tile in our Riviera pattern. Or, go bold – blend vibrant colors of Cement tiles or colorful Glazed tiles in a kitchen backsplash with large, square Saltillo tiles. 

Manganese Saltillo Tile

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manganese saltillo tile

Manganese Saltillo floor tiles come in many shades of terracotta. The manganese color ranges from light to dark brown  tiles with undertones of terracotta shades. Additionally, Manganese Mexican tiles can display black swirling that mixes with the Terra Cotta colors. This creates a marbled look occasionally. The four tiles pictured here are just a sampling of our brown Saltillo flooring.

This finish is excellent for both rustic and modern spaces. Pair with light cabinets or walls for a light/dark contrast often seen in contemporary spaces. Select hexagon Saltillo tiles in Manganese finish for a natural contrast of light and dark shades. This will bring a modern/vintage look to your new kitchen.

Our Manganese Saltillo finish works well in both commercial and residential spaces. With proper sub-floor preparation and maintenance, this tile is great for indoor and outdoor applications.

Antique Saltillo Tile

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antique saltillo tile

Antique Saltillo flooring has the appearance of an old-world tile. These nonslip tile floors are textured and have earthen colors. Antique style floors reveal the rust and copper-toned color palette. The four tiles in the photo are just a sampling of our Antique colored tiles. In fact, we manufacture these to look like reclaimed Italian terracotta tile. They are designed in the style of historic Mexican pavers.

This finish works very well in rustic, old-world-style homes. It’s also similar to reclaimed French terracotta – at a fraction of the cost. Some homeowners install Antique Saltillo flooring with dark grout. They may purposefully leave grout behind on the textured surface to create an even older look.

Each tile is hand-textured, making it ideal as a nonslip tile for areas like patios and around pool decks. This finish also works well in commercial and residential spaces. It is great for indoor and outdoor spaces, with proper installation. Add some rustic charm to any space in your home with beautiful Antique floor tiles.

Spanish Mission Red Tile & Antique Mission Red Tile

Primarily Dark Terracotta Colors of Saltillo

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Spanish Mission Red tile is very popular in our collection of Saltillo colors.  The Mission Red tiles are similar to Traditional Saltillo, but this palette has minimal light or yellow shades of color due to the effect of our Mission Red dye added to the penetrating sealer. The photo of the four tiles does not show the full range of color.  There is some variation of color within a single tile and between individual tiles. No two tiles are identical.

Overall, the Spanish Mission Red tile color is ideal for spaces calling for true Spanish-style décor and more consistency in shading compared to our other color choices.

We also offer our Antique Saltillo tiles in Spanish Mission Red (Antique Mission Red), which results in a beautifully rustic brick-like tile.

⇒ Pro Tip: Handmade Saltillo tile colors vary (sometimes drastically, sometimes minimally) from one manufacturing lot to the next. We do not guarantee color matching because kiln-firing and weather elements dramatically affect the finished color of the tile. We highly recommend ordering enough tiles for your project once to ensure a consistent design.

Custom Glazed Saltillo Tile Colors

The Options are Endless

Explore the vibrant world of our colorful glazed terracotta tiles for floors and walls! Our process is as simple as it is exciting.

1. Pick your preferred color.
2. Pick your tile shape and size. Choose from ANY Saltillo tile pattern and size. You’re not limited to just what you see displayed here!
3. Our beautifully crafted glazed terracotta tiles bring your vision to life. Yes, we can produce custom colors specific to your project. Ask us how! 

Whether you’re looking to add a pop of color to your kitchen backsplash or create a stunning focal point in your bathroom, our colorful tiles offer endless possibilities. Let your creativity run wild as you design your perfect tile masterpiece with our glazed terracotta collection!

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