Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What’s so Great About Saltillo Tile?

One of the biggest things going in home décor right now is Saltillo tiles. They come from Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico and are a terra-cotta type tile that has been around for years. Just take a walk down any small street in Mexico and you will see it in use all over the place.

The tiles are made of a clay and then sun dried before being placed in a kiln to be fired. They come in various colors of oranges, reds and yellows. As well, they come in various shapes which will give any home décor a touch of Spanish styling. It is a highly porous material that absorbs liquids with ease.

Because they do not have a surface glaze, this type of terra-cotta tiles is different from the average ceramic tiles. Saltillo tiles have the tendency to be hard to install and as such, any flooring specialist will recommend having it installed by a professional.

These tiles are environmentally friendly and great during the winter because they feel warmer. Yet during the summer months, they are cool on the feet. Saltillo tiles are fairly easy to clean, which is great for a busy family household! You can clean them with a quick mopping, sweeping, or vacuuming.

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