Saltillo Tile Will Stay Beautiful
Mexican tile floors have become quite the trend in the last few years. Often the characteristic look and feel lend themselves to just the right touch for your southwestern themed home. Clay Floors thinks when installed properly, these striking decorative tiles are known to provide your home with many years of satisfaction. Due in a large part to how gracefully Mexican tile ages; the Saltillo Tile lifespan can be tens of years if cared for properly. Saltillo Tile can be stripped and refinished over and over again to fully restore that new-floor look you expect. Considered a valuable home investment; it’s often a great reason for consideration simply becuase of that longevity.
There are also many other types of Mexican tile that have found their way into the hearts of people across the globe. Specific to Mexico and New Mexico, top manufacturers transform clay into beauty in muted colors of greens, blues, oranges, reds, cremes, yellows. This variety of options truly makes a distinctive statement in the design world. Versatile enough for walls, murals, floors, ribbons and sinks everywhere, you may want to call us to discuss additional options in your home.
Having a home with Saltillo tiles is quite a beautiful sight. Saltillo tiles are handmade clay floor tiles made in Saltillo, Mexico. These spectacular beauties are available in a wide range of warm, earthy colors and can be enhanced with equally beautiful Telavera accent tiles.
Mexican tile products for floors, walls, sinks, and ribbons is a fascinating experience for anyone who sees it. Most derive the name from the town of Saltillo Mexico, where it is made by hand from raw clay. Saltillo’s most famous exports are Saltillo tiles and used for floors since the early 1900’s.If you have just purchased a new home with Saltillo tile, or are considering adding a room or rooms with Satillo tiles, maintenance on this type of floor will be of interest to you.
Keith Clay Floors has been installing Saltillo Flooring since 1986. Since Saltillo tiles are often unglazed and porous, they can absorb any water or cleaners they come in contact with. Natural products such as vinegar clean gently yet effectively without the harsh fumes and toxicity of chemical cleaners. Clean your Saltillo tile floor weekly to keep it looking its best.
To Keep Your Saltillo Tiles Looking Beautiful:
- Sweep the Saltillo tiles thoroughly with a broom to remove any loose dirt or dust, and remove to the trash. Be sure to get in all the crevices where grit loves to hide.
- In a 2-3 gallon bucket mix 1 gallon of warm water with 1/2 cut of white vinegar. Mix well.
- Dip the mophead into the water, wringing it out till damp but not wet.
- Begin mopping in one corner of the room and work your way across. If the floor is really dirty, you may need to replace the water a second or third time during the cleaning process to get maximum cleaning power.
- Allow the tiles to air dry after they have been cleaned.
- When the vinegar has been applies to the whole floor, empty the bucket and rinse. Refill with clean, warm water only.
- Repeat the mopping process removing the vinegar from each tile as you mop.
- Allow the floor to air dry.
Keeping your tiles clean is a weekly process. Using this vinegar solution is simple, affordable, and it cleans with no harsh chemicals. If your Saltillo tile is in a high traffic area of your home, and you are discovering that the tile is slowly discoloring and getting that dull look, it may be time to call Clay Floors and discuss a sealant for the tiles. Typically, the tiles are professionaly cleaned, sealed, then they can be maintained very easily by using the warm water plus vinegar solution.
If you are a restaurant owner in the Dallas, Ft. Worth, McKinney areas, please give us a call right now. We specialize in all types of flooring; and Keith Clay has been in business for 30 years serving Ft. Worth, Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Richardson and all Dallas Metroplex suburbs. We know floors and can answer any questions you may have. If you want the best job from a company of professionals, call us today. 972-463-6604.
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