Saltillo Tile: A Guide to Mexican Style Flooring
Experience the rustic charm of Saltillo tile flooring. Transform your space with our handcrafted, Mexican terracotta designs to fit any space and budget. We ship durable clay tile flooring worldwide.
We provide all the information you need to know about Saltillo tile floors from the step-by-step process of getting them installed to all the FAQs you may have about them.
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Browse our exclusive collection of Saltillo tile flooring – the perfect choice for homeowners and designers seeking a touch of rustic elegance. Crafted by skilled artisans using traditional techniques, our Terracotta Saltillo tiles bring the authentic charm of Mexico right into your home.
With their warm hues, unique patterns, and unparalleled durability, these clay tiles are an excellent investment for those shopping for rustic style and functionality. Each handmade 12×12 Mexican Saltillo tile is unique with a blend of rustic characteristics, such as variations in size, texture, and thickness, as well as color variations, bumps, chips, hairline cracks, smudge marks, and even an occassional animal paw print.
So, experience the magic and buy Saltillo floor tiles to transform your space into a captivating masterpiece. Buy Mexican Saltillo tile today and take advantage of our limited-time offers!
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We are the Mexican Saltillo Tile Experts
We’ve manufactured and sold Terracotta Saltillo tile floors for over 18 years. In fact, our craftsmen in Mexico have been creating handmade Saltillo clay tiles for generations.
We see a lot of Saltillo floors – good ones and not-so-good ones. Fortunately, we have learned valuable lessons, rinsed, and repeated, repeated, repeated… for years. Simply put, we know Saltillo flooring. And we know how to help you make the best decision when purchasing Saltillo flooring for your project.
Located just outside Austin, Texas, we are the largest manufacturer of handmade Mexican Saltillo tiles in Mexico. Our factory crafts beautiful, earthy red clay tiles that are perfect for Spanish, Tuscan, and Southwestern style Saltillo tile floors.
Because we are the direct source, our Saltillo tile prices are very affordable since there is no middleman markup. You can enjoy the beauty of authentic Mexican tiles without the hassle of importing, because our inventory ships directly from our warehouse in Texas.
Bring the warmth and old-world charm of genuine Mexican tiles to your home with our selection of Saltillo floor tiles.
Shop our huge selection of Saltillo patterns, shapes, sizes, and colors. Plus, if you need it quickly, we have in-stock options. But also, ask about lead times when you connect to our floor’ists, the Terracotta Saltillo floor tile pros.
Whatever your project and budget, you can buy with confidence because we are the Mexican Saltillo flooring experts.
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What is Mexican Saltillo tile?
Handcrafted Excellence: Each Clay Tile is a Work of Art
Our Saltillo tiles are meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans, ensuring that each piece is a unique work of art. In fact, the labor-intensive process of shaping and firing clay (terracotta) produces tiles with rich, earthy tones and distinctive variations.
The result? No two tiles are exactly alike, giving your space an authentic, one-of-a-kind appeal. With their rustic elegance and classic charm, Saltillo tiles will captivate all who enter your home.
Enduring Durability: Tiles that Withstand the Test of Time
Invest in flooring that lasts a lifetime! Saltillo tiles are renowned for their exceptional durability and resilience, making them ideal for both residential and commercial spaces in warmer climates. For instance, made from high-quality clay, these tiles can withstand heavy foot traffic, making them ideal for both residential and commercial spaces.
So whether it’s your busy kitchen, inviting living room, or cozy patio, our Saltillo tiles will maintain their beauty and strength for years to come. Experience peace of mind knowing that your flooring investment will stand the test of time.
Timeless Style: Aesthetic Versatility for Every Space
Whether you’re aiming for a rustic hacienda, a Mediterranean oasis, or a contemporary farmhouse look, Saltillo tile flooring effortlessly complements any style. Its warm, earthy tones and natural texture create a welcoming atmosphere in any room.
From traditional to modern Saltillo tiles, we provide everything you need to add a touch of elegance and sophistication that enhances the overall aesthetics of your space. So, unleash your creativity and transform your home with this timeless flooring solution. .
Key Facts About Mexican Saltillo Tile
While you’re shopping for Saltillo flooring, it’s essential to understand some key facts about these rustic, handmade adobe tiles.
Saltillo flooring is known as ‘perfectly imperfect. These terracotta floors are made of handcrafted clay tiles that only exist in the Mexican city of Saltillo, Coahuila. In fact, Mexican tile flooring owes its beauty to characteristics like the occasional dog paw print tile, chips, bumps, lime pops, and variations in color, size, and thickness. So, no two handmade tiles are identical.
How is Saltillo Floor Tile Made?
First, Saltillo clay is dug from the earth in its raw form. Then, in man-made pits in the ground, water is added to humidify the clay for the curing process. Once the clay tile has been cured, it is shaped by hand into molds.
Next, as these Mexican tiles dry in the sun, an occasional coyote, chicken, or dog may pass by and leave their footprints on a few. (There are some fun facts about Saltillo paw print tiles.) This is a sign that you are buying an authentic Saltillo floor tile.
We’re not shy – you can watch the entire Saltillo floor manufacturing process from start to finish in our video featuring our partners in Mexico. Also, check out our Ultimate Guide to Saltillo Tile Flooring.
What Colors Do Saltillo Tiles Come In?
Handmade Saltillo tiles come in warm, earthy tones. In fact, there are five standard color palettes – each with its own unique blend of colors and patterns adding to the charm and character of Saltillo flooring.
It’s important to note that the color of these Adobe-style tiles will vary from batch to batch and even within the same batch due to their handmade nature. As a result, this adds to its rustic appeal and ensures that each installation is truly one-of-a-kind.
The 5 Color Palettes include:
- Traditional Saltillo tile
- Manganese Saltillo
- Antique Saltillo
- Spanish Mission Red Saltillo
- Antique Spanish Mission Red Saltillo
Famously, Traditional Saltillo tile is a go-to choice for the most authentic-looking Mexican tile floors. With colors ranging from terracotta and cream to an array of golden tones, this iconic tile is perfect if you buy Spanish-style and Southwestern-style homes, haciendas, beach houses, and more.
Manganese Saltillo tile is made from the same clay and manufactured in the same way as traditional Saltillo flooring. But, Manganese is added when the clay is wet, transforming the clay tile into a beautiful brown color that manifests in varying shades.
So, you’ll also see swirling dark manganese powder marks and some warm terra cotta colors showing through. Because the process is more involved, it is slightly more expensive than traditional Saltillo Mexican tile. Color and texture vary in Manganese tile, as in traditional Saltillo.
Naturally occurring chips, cracks, and bumps are sought-after characteristics of this rustic Mexican paver that people have enjoyed for centuries. Like all handmade terracotta tiles, no two Manganese tiles are identical. And that’s what makes them unique.
Antique Saltillo is a hybrid of Traditional and Manganese finishes. However, the Antique sealed Saltillo tiles have a textured surface rubbed with manganese dioxide, giving them an old-world look in terracotta colors. Also, Antique Saltillo tile can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors.
We love the added benefit of texture because it’s perfect if you’re shopping for a natural, non-slip tile for outdoor pool decks and patios. (Note: Your installer can leave grout on the tile’s surface to produce darker colors reminiscent of reclaimed terra cotta tiles.)
Spanish Mission Red Saltillo tile is a popular choice for Spanish-style floors, dominant in terracotta colors with only traces of golden and yellow tones. Plus, color variation still exists within the terracotta tile colors, but the overall look is a more consistently colored floor.
We implement a custom burning process during kiln firing to produce our Spanish Mission Red tiles because the heat impacts the finished color.
Antique Mission Red is the marriage between our Spanish Mission Red and Antique tiles. With this beauty, you get the deep terracotta & consistent colors found in Spanish Mission Red with an added textured surface.
Pro Tip: Saltillo colors will vary (sometimes drastically, sometimes minimally) from one manufacturing lot to the next. We do not guarantee color-matching clay tiles because kiln-firing elements and weather elements dramatically affect the tile’s finished color. We always suggest ordering enough tiles for your project once to ensure a consistent color theme.
The Best Colors That Go With Saltillo Tile
If you’re truly considering going with Saltillo tile, here are some of the best color schemes you can go with:
Neutrals – Saltillo tiles have beautiful natural reddish-orange hues, so neutrals like off-whites, tans, and light grays make an elegant backdrop. Neutrals enhance the color variations in the tiles.
Terracotta – Matching terracotta colored walls or accents will seamlessly blend with the orange tones of the tiles. Terracotta provides a monochromatic, earthy look.
Blues – From soft sky blue to bright cobalt, blue hues contrast beautifully with the warmth of the tiles. Blue paint, pillows, and decor create a soothing southwestern vibe.
Greens – Earthy sage and olive greens pair nicely with the red-orange tiles, giving a natural, organic feel. Greens also bring out the tile’s reddish tones.
Yellows – From sunny lemon and mustard to deep ochre, yellow injects cheer and complements the warm coloration. Add yellow walls, artwork, or furnishings.
Buy Saltillo Tile and Get it Shipped Worldwide
That’s right – we ship this stuff worldwide! Our ordering process is easy, and we’re here to help you at each step. Our floor’ists will talk, email, or chat with you about your project goals.
We’ll help you shop for a Mexican Saltillo tile pattern that fits your budget and timeline. Just browse our extensive collection to find what’s perfect for your space. Order samples to see it in person and try our online Room Visualizer tool!
And when you’re ready, place an order and discuss convenient payment options with one of our floor’ists. Order today and enjoy exclusive pricing on qualifying orders. Then, transform your home with Saltillo tile flooring and let its allure transport you to the enchanting world of Mexican craftsmanship.
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