Spanish Quarry Floor Tile – Hot Trends in Interior Design

Terracotta Quarry Tile

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Spanish Quarry Floor Tile is one of the hottest trends in interior design.  We spend huge chunks of our days speaking with designers who find us online while searching for Spanish quarry floor tile.  And being the good stewards of flooring that we are… we’re happy to take those calls!

6x12 spanish mission red
6×12 Spanish Mission Red Saltillo

Did you know that Saltillo tile and Terra Cotta tile are in the quarry family? That’s right – by definition, Spanish quarry floor tile is made from clay or shale, and it’s fired at high temperatures.  Look no further if you’re in the market for this “quarry” tile.  Check out any of our Saltillo terra cotta flooring options.

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12×12 Antique Saltillo

As you can see, Spanish quarry floor tile is great for indoor and outdoor applications when properly installed.  Who doesn’t want to hang out on this hill country patio constructed with San Felipe Antique or Octagon Saltillo flooring? This arabesque-shaped tile isn’t just beautiful.  It’s functional too by adding a nonslip surface for the tenants of this Bed and Breakfast.

red quarry floor tile
Photo Credit: Wickes UK

Another significant aspect of Spanish quarry floor tile is that it comes in many different colors.  It can also be stained or painted!  Here you see a standard 12×12 red quarry tile.  It is stained a deep mission red color, creating a consistent backdrop for this home.  That’s the cool thing about staining quarry tile – you dream it up.  Those dreams become a reality with quarry floor tile.  (Note:  If you plan on painting or staining your tile, purchase it unsealed.  The clay will absorb nearly any type of color in stain or paint.  It’s worthwhile to keep your chemicals compatible as you seal the tile after painting or staining it.)

octagon terracotta tile
Octagon Manganese Saltillo Tile with Cement Tiles

We’re partial to our Spanish quarry floor tile – saltillo.  Available in 4 finishes, there’s a color for any style.  Consider Traditional Saltillo for terra cotta shades ranging from mission red, orange, and golden colors.

Or opt for something more neutral with Manganese Saltillo.  Personally, my favorite!  Manganese floors produce a brown-toned floor with deep terracotta shades playing peek-a-boo in the mix.  Top it off with an occasional black swirling in some tiles for a marbled look. Yep, I love manganese saltillo, especially as shown here in the Riviera Pattern.

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Picket Pattern Antique Saltillo Tile

I mentioned it earlier in this post. Our Antique Saltillo is the latest finish offered by Rustico Tile and Stone.  Not only does the antique finish provide a nonslip surface, but this Saltillo tile is an old-world look reminiscent of reclaimed terra cotta tiles.  Interior Designers love using Antique Saltillo in a modern-vintage schematic.  And it works!

Saltillo tile in Texas is very popular.

Spanish quarry floor tile comes in many shapes and sizes.  There is something for everyone looking for a functional, low-maintenance, and low-cost flooring option.

Not sure what’s best for you?  Give us a call or send an email – we’re here to help!  Make Every Space Count!

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