Terra Cotta Floor Tile

Terra Cotta Floor Tile

How is Saltillo Tile Made? Saltillo clay is dug from the earth in its raw form. In man-made pits in the ground, water is added to humidify the clay for the curing process. Once the clay has been cured, it is then shaped by hand into molds. As these Mexican tiles dry in the sun, an occasional coyote, chicken, or dog may pass by and leave their foot prints on a few. This is a mark that you are getting authentic Saltillo tile. You can watch the entire process from start to finish in our video, featuring our partners in Mexico. Manganese Saltillo tile is manufactured in the same process and of the same clay as normal Saltillo tile. When the clay is in its wet form, Manganese is added to the clay, and this changes the tile into a beautiful brown tile that has varying shades. Because the process is more involved, Manganese tile is slightly more expensive than normal Saltillo Mexican tile. Color/texture varies in Manganese tile, just as it does in traditional Saltillo tile. With manganese tile, the clay will also have swirling dark marks of manganese powder that is mixed into the clay, and colors of terra cotta will bleed through. These tile pavers will also have chips, cracks, and bumps. These are not defects; they are part of the rustic characteristics of this Mexican paver that people have enjoyed for centuries. No two Mexican tiles are the same. Each is unique and different. Antique Saltillo is a hybrid of Traditional and Manganese finishes. Antique Saltillo tile has texture on the surface and is rubbed/sealed with manganese dioxide to give it an old world look. Terra cotta shades are also prominent, and every tile is different. See our installation gallery for photos, or contact us to request photos and samples. (Note: Extra amounts of the manganese dioxide powder can be added to the finish of these tiles to produce darker colors of what looks like reclaimed terra cotta tiles.
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Terra Cotta Floor Tile

Pros & Cons of Terra Cotta Tile Terra cotta is often used, glazed or unglazed, to create a rustic, weathered look. While high-quality terra cotta will last forever, it’s difficult to assess the quality, even for pros. Buy only from a seller whose reputation you trust, though even then you may encounter problems.
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Terra Cotta Floor Tile

Pick Your Finish Discover three unique, beautiful, and authentic Saltillo Tile finishes, sure to suit any space or style. Find a Shape and Size Find the perfect shape and size of Saltillo Tile for your space from dozens of options. Get a Quote or Samples Did you know we ship worldwide? Check out our Lowest Price Guarantee! Contact us, and we’ll help you get started. Saltillo Tile in Your Kitchen Kitchens are great spaces for Saltillo tile. Saltillo floors are extremely durable, easy to clean and easy to maintain. Our sealed Saltillo tile surfaces are not easily stained with spills, so you can cook and entertain with ease. Choose our authentic Saltillo tile flooring to make any kitchen, remodeled or new, feel luxurious and inviting. Saltillo Tile in Your Living Room Your living room is the heartbeat of your home. Give it more life with Saltillo tile flooring. The natural warmth of Saltillo tile makes a cozy space to relax, watch football, host family gatherings or get lost in conversation with friends. Bring the unique charm and durability of Saltillo tile flooring to the space in your home where life happens. Saltillo Tile on Your Patio Saltillo tile flooring is perfect for blending nature with home living in outdoor living spaces. Whether you place Saltillo tile flooring on your patio, pool deck or courtyard, its extremely durable surface makes it easy to maintain and easy to clean by sweeping or hosing off. Plus, Saltillo tile ages with more character over time. Choose Saltillo tile to bring your outdoor living theme to life. Saltillo Tile in Your Bedroom and Bath Your bedroom and bathroom are your personal sanctuary. Make your bedroom your own personal getaway to dreamland with Saltillo tile flooring at your feet. Give yourself a low maintenance bathroom with durable, easy to clean surfaces of Sealed Saltillo tile flooring in your bathroom. Light a candle and relax soaking in your bathtub that is nestled on top of beautiful Saltillo tile flooring.
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Terra Cotta Floor Tile

Manganese Saltillo tile is manufactured in the same process and of the same clay as normal Saltillo tile. When the clay is in its wet form, Manganese is added to the clay, and this changes the tile into a beautiful brown tile that has varying shades. Because the process is more involved, Manganese tile is slightly more expensive than normal Saltillo Mexican tile. Color/texture varies in Manganese tile, just as it does in traditional Saltillo tile. With manganese tile, the clay will also have swirling dark marks of manganese powder that is mixed into the clay, and colors of terra cotta will bleed through. These tile pavers will also have chips, cracks, and bumps. These are not defects; they are part of the rustic characteristics of this Mexican paver that people have enjoyed for centuries. No two Mexican tiles are the same. Each is unique and different.
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Terra Cotta Floor Tile

Antique Saltillo is a hybrid of Traditional and Manganese finishes. Antique Saltillo tile has texture on the surface and is rubbed/sealed with manganese dioxide to give it an old world look. Terra cotta shades are also prominent, and every tile is different. See our installation gallery for photos, or contact us to request photos and samples. (Note: Extra amounts of the manganese dioxide powder can be added to the finish of these tiles to produce darker colors of what looks like reclaimed terra cotta tiles.
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Terra Cotta Floor Tile

For thousands of years since early civilizations terra cotta tiles have been used by mankind as floors and wall coverings. Nowadays, despite the huge technological advances in ceramics Mexican hand-made terra cotta floor tiles are still some of the most favorable building materials among architects, builders, designers and consumers.
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Terra Cotta Floor Tile

Terra cotta is often used, glazed or unglazed, to create a rustic, weathered look. While high-quality terra cotta will last forever, it’s difficult to assess the quality, even for pros. Buy only from a seller whose reputation you trust, though even then you may encounter problems.
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Terra Cotta Floor Tile

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Landscape Design Supplies and Materials How to choose the best landscape design supplies and materials for your next residential landscaping project The Pros and Cons of Marble Tile Best for floors, this colorful stone gives rooms a luxe look. The Pros and Cons of Porcelain Tile This all-purpose tile is durable, reasonably priced and comes in a wide array of colors and textures. The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Tile Thanks to new embossing techniques, this affordable, durable flooring classic can masquerade as tile and hardwood. The Pros and Cons of Terrazzo Tile Terrazzo tile is long-lasting and comes in fun colors—just don’t slip. The Pros and Cons of Granite Tile Learn more about this perennial favorite for countertops and backsplashes. The Pros and Cons of Ceramic Tile Respected for its durability, ceramic tile comes in a variety of colors and is available at a reasonable price. The Pros and Cons of Glass Tile This popular tile can be picky about where it’s installed, but in the right location it’s a real show stopper. Patio Materials and Surfaces Learn about the different options for patio materials and surfaces. Wainscoting and Tiling a Half Bath A small half bath gets overhauled with new walls and a floor. If you’ve never installed drywall, wainscoting or tile, a half bath is a good place to start.