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Secrets Unveiled! Timeless Home Decor Trends Begin with Decorative Floor Tile

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Ssshhh! I’m revealing secrets – but only to YOU. Ok, maybe these are not huge secrets, but if you’re reading this blog, there’s a solid chance that you may be in the middle of a home remodel or in the planning stages for building a new home. Either way, the secret to creating timeless home décor starts with decorative floor tile. Settle in for a few unveiled secrets.

Red and White Checkerboard Concrete Tile
Solid Color Concrete Tile – Durable and Affordable

Concrete tile is the rave. I do not over-exaggerate this point. People, designers, architects. Everyone is going crazy over this extremely durable and exquisite decorative floor tile option. Concrete tile dates back to the days of clay encaustic tile. If you’ve ever strolled through historical European places, your feet have graced 200+-year-old decorative floor tile. Can you believe it’s still there as the foundation of these timeless looks?

solid kitchen cement tile
Check out how great solid color cement tile looks for flooring in this restaurant!

Today, these tiles have been made more durable by swapping clay for concrete. Decorative concrete tiles land in homes, restaurants, coffee shops, and other commercial spaces worldwide. This type of decorative floor tile offers the perfect marriage between a timeless home décor trend and quality. I envy anyone who has this look of solid-colored concrete tiles as flooring. Solid color concrete tile is so simple, and yet it’s authentically unique.

mexican saltillo tile and stone
Manganese Saltillo Flooring with Cement Wall Tiles

Alternatively, you can get busy with patterns in spaces that command attention. As someone who sells decorative floor tile, I enjoy seeing what our customers create. They chose from many designs in our Traditional Collection, pick out colors distinct to the project, and we make it. Every tile shipment that arrives at our warehouse from the factory is like a little piece of Christmas morning for me personally. Thank you, dear customers, with ambitions of tile design!

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Mexican Saltillo Floor Tile
16-inch Saltillo Tile was color-sorted to reduce golden shades in this Hacienda style home

Mexican Saltillo floor tile also lends itself to timeless home décor trends. I recently enjoyed a visit from a Dallas, Texas, couple who purchased a 1930’s hacienda-style home. The flooring has original 12×12 Mexican Saltillo tile. OMG. It blew me away to see how the floor had patinaed with age to something of historical beauty. It’s fun to ponder the life that this decorative floor tile has seen in over nearly 100 years. You just can’t beat the quality or timeless look of handmade Mexican Saltillo floor tile.

Obviously, this type of decorative floor tile bodes well in the hacienda and Spanish-style homes. But I love to see it in many other architectural styles as well! Beach homes are a fitting place for Saltillo flooring. The floor holds up well to salty air, and wet feet with a quality topcoat sealer applied for protection. Farm and ranch styles homeowners also appreciate handmade Saltillo for its durability and rustic characteristics. And if you’re working on a Modern-Vintage style home, check out our Manganese Saltillo finish. It has neutral tones of color that pair well to offer a dark contrast against light home décor colors.

Learn more about this Mexican tile flooring in our Ultimate Guide to Saltillo Tile Flooring.

terracotta flooring in bathroom
The Riviera pattern is our most popular Saltillo tile pattern

And shapes? Yes, shapes galore! Decorative floor tile selected to create timeless home décor must be considered in various forms. Don’t be fearful of mixing shapes and patterns in your home to create added visual interest.

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The last secret I have to offer includes using accent tiles and accessories. Again, concrete tile in colorful patterns is an excellent option for accents. Of course, painted Talavera tiles are tried and true. These Mexican accent tiles complement painted sinks, cabinet hardware, and colorful artwork. Throw in beautiful pottery or Cantera stone accents, and you’ve created timeless home décor to last a lifetime. It all started with your decorative tile flooring choices.

brown terracotta floor tile
San Felipe Pattern in Manganese Saltillo

Rustico Tile and Stone offers LOW wholesale-direct prices and worldwide shipping for Mexican tile and stone, including Concrete tile, Saltillo tile, Cantera Stone, and solid color Talavera tilesTalk to one of our product specialists today for design tips and ideas. We’re here to help you create your dream home.

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