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Satillo tile floors

Posted by csjones52 (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 28, 11 at 17:41

I am building a Santa Fe style home. I would love to have Satillo tile throughout the entire home. However, I have heard that the upkeep of this type of tile is labor intensive--that it has a tendency to discolor, is soft and tends to chip, must be stripped and resealed yearly, etc. I really love this look. I was wondering if someone knows of another type of tile that is easier to keep, but has a similar look to Satillo tile? Thanks.


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RE: Satillo tile floors

Genuine Saltillo is labor intensive, but not as bad as you have heard. Look up how to care for it and compare the suggestions.

It is soft and absorbent, and if it is unsealed it will stain. SEALED Saltillos are about as much trouble as hardwood, and they can be resealed just in the traffic pattern areas if you use the right sealer.

Any number of porcelain tiles in the 12x12 to 16x16 range have the same color tones as Saltillo.


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