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Saltillo tile is a type of terra cota tile that originates in Saltillo, Mexico. Saltillo tile can vary in both color and shape, but the majority range from in varying hues of reds, oranges and yellows. Tiles are shaped either by pressing quarried clay with a wooden frame, or carving out the desired shape. Depending on the tile's placement among other tiles at the time of firing, its color ranges from yellow to a rich orange. Saltillo tile is highly porous and soaks in liquid easily.This can make it a very tricky tile to work with. Unlike most ceramic tile, there is no glaze on the top surface of the tile. It is difficult to install as it absorbs water from the thin-set mortar,thin set, etc. Once placed, it stains and scuffs easily if not properly sealed and maintained with a quality sealant. Saltillo is very durable as an outside tile in a warmer climate. During installation the tiles should be handled carefully to avoid stains that can even occur from body oils on the installer's hands. Saltillo tile may be sealed with a penetrating sealant or a film forming sealant. In conclusion. while saltillo is a very delicate floor it can be a beautiful addition to any interior or exterior space. Whether you are restoring an old saltillo floor, or sealing a new saltillo floor, General Floor Services knows saltillo.


Saltillo Restoration

At General Floor Services we offer unparalleled cleaning sealing and polishing services to the famous Saltillo Mexican tile. We offer a wide variety of services just to list a few.

  • Remove old finishes 

  • Remove stains 

  • Apply new stains

  • Fix effervesce problems

  • Deep cleaning

  • Specialize in resealing or coatings

  • Polishing old sealers

  • Saltillo Installation

Why General Floor Services?

We are stone experts with specialized experience.  Most companies do Carpet, wood, or concrete floors.  We do not.  We spend 100% of our time each week focused on being the most knowledgeable company of natrual stone 

We service new floors and floors with 3-10 years wear. Our methods of cleaning and polishing mimick the processes used at the quarry to give our customers the long lasting floors.

We are highly rated by our customers with reviews and referrals. 


Saltillo Restoration: Before and after


Saltillo Staining (Brown Color) Hotel's Reception


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