Saltillo and Mexican Tile: Protecting These Works of Art

When it comes to remodeling or updating the look of a home or business, there are so many options to choose from. Paint, lighting, furniture, flooring…the list goes on. Dependent on the color scheme and overall look you are trying to achieve, there are a wealth of selections available.

Personally, one design we always enjoy working with is Saltillo and Mexican tiles. Their depth of color and beautiful artistry are unmatched. The applications are far reaching, from flooring, walls, fireplaces, fountains, residential as well as commercial. These works of art enhance the beauty of any space.

“With this staircase, Saltillo tile is used as stair treads while the risers are custom painted Talavera tiles. Resting at the top of the staircase is a custom, hand-carved stone fountain created from Cantera. Sitting in the middle of Pancho’s main dining room, this staircase is the focal point for the restaurant.”  Read more about this at SALTILLO RESTAURANT TILE – PANCHO’S VEGAS

What a statement piece! Imagine dining in this restaurant and marveling its beauty. Saltillo tile, when sealed properly, requires minimal maintenance due to its warm blend of colors which conceal the appearance of dirt well.

“A good quality sealer can give you a very low maintenance floor for many years. Choosing a poor quality sealer will create many headaches and ongoing maintenance. If you are planning to seal an existing floor with a new sealer, it’s imperative that you apply sealer that is chemically compatible with the existing sealer on the floor. When in doubt, test an inconspicuous area first. If you plan on sealing a raw clay tile, save yourself time, money and headaches and purchase quality sealer. Qualities you should find in good sealer include: abrasion-resistance, non-yellowing, long life-span of at least 5-15 years, UV protection, multiple gloss finish options, and anti-skid alternatives. ” Find more cleaning and maintenance tips here

Although you can purchase and apply sealers yourself, you want to ensure the sealant is done correctly. If your Saltillo tile is not pre sealed, or if you are unsure, we recommend contacting a local Saltillo tile restoration company that can inspect your tile and see what type of sealant is already applied, if any. You do not want to mix different types of sealants. Since a professional Saltillo tile cleaning and restoration company is equipped with the proper tools, supplies and training, you will be guaranteed the best results possible for your stone.

If you would like to learn more about Saltillo and Mexican tile or to request a free quote, feel free to contact Orlando Stone Works at (407) 258-1190

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