MEXICAN TILE RENEW OUTDOOR PROJECT OF 35 YEAR OLD TILE IN SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY FL.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

MEXICAN TILE RENEW OUTDOOR PROJECT OF 35 YEAR OLD TILE IN SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY FL. Note the Efflorescence, the white spots, that formed along the exterior edge of the patio in photo above on left. Naturally, Saltillo tile is not terribly strong or hard. Although it is comparable to other natural stone tiles such as slate or granite it can chip and crack. When used as exterior tiling, it can only be used in very mild climates, as harsh weather can damage the tile, it needs almost annual upkeep. Saltillo tile typically has a MOH measure of hardness rating between a 3 and 4, which is fairly low compare to porcelain, which has an average MOH of 7-9. Therefore, it is very rarely used for outdoor purposes these days, though in very warm climates like the Gulf coast of Florida, well maintained and sealed Saltillo tile makes for a nice tile flooring option for a patio.

MEXICAN TILE RENEW OUTDOOR PROJECT OF 35 YEAR OLD TILE IN SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY FL. As Saltillo tiles are fired at such low temperatures, they remain very porous and are therefore very susceptible to water damage. It is almost exclusively recommended these days that you seal Saltillo tiles to protect them from water, wear, and scratches, especially in exterior applications were Efflorescence can form and white spots accumulate. Typically, Saltillo tiles should be sealed after they have been installed and are completely dried and clear of extra dirt and debris and annual upkeep is highly recommended for exterior applications.

MEXICAN TILE RENEW OUTDOOR PROJECT OF 35 YEAR OLD TILE IN SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY FL. Since humidity has a definite effect on whether or not the white salt spots appear on exterior Mexican tile, it can be assumed that efflores­cence is a seasonal problem. The intensity of efflorescence increases after rainy winter seasons, de­creases in spring, and by summer has practically disappeared.

MEXICAN TILE RENEW OUTDOOR PROJECT OF 35 YEAR OLD TILE IN SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY FL. Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit on surfaces of masonry, exterior Mexican tile, stucco or concrete. It is whitish in appear­ance, and is sometimes referred to as “whiskers”. Efflorescence has been a problem for many years, and is a topic of much controversy. The formation of these salt deposits are not mysteries. They are, for the most part, water-soluble salts that come from many possible sources to mar and detract from an other­wise beautiful and serviceable structure. First of all, there must be water present to dissolve and trans­port the salts, remove the source of water and your almost there.

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Recent Mexican Tile Renew Projects of Completed Refinishing of Kitchen Tile Floors in Sarasota Fl

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Recent Mexican Tile Renew Projects of Completed Refinishing of Kitchen Tile Floors in Sarasota Fl.  Because Mexican tiles tend to be softer than ceramic tile, they do need to be sealed and properly maintained. These tiles have been made in Mexico and the Southwest for hundreds of years and remain in many public places.

Recent Mexican Tile Renew Projects of Completed Refinishing of Kitchen Tile Floors in Sarasota Fl. Saltillo tile is highly porous, and soaks in liquid easily. 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, grout, grease pencils, etc.

Recent Mexican Tile Renew Projects of Completed Refinishing of Kitchen Tile Floors in Sarasota Fl. Mexican tile once placed, it stains and scuffs easily if not properly sealed and maintained with a quality sealant.

Recent Mexican Tile Renew Projects of Completed Refinishing of Kitchen Tile Floors in Sarasota Fl. A penetrating sealant will maintain the natural look of the Saltillo-Mexican tile. You should periodically test the seal by putting a few drops of water on the tile in various places.

Recent Mexican Tile Renew Projects of Completed Refinishing of Kitchen Tile Floors in Sarasota Fl. As the Saltilo-Mexican tile loses its shine, another coat is applied on top of the old sealant. If the finish becomes too worn, dirty or uneven, it can be stripped and a new coat applied. However, this option is very labor-intensive. Additionally, another coat of sealant can be used on both the Saltillo tile and grout.

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MEXICAN TILE RENEW: Clean Mexican-Saltillo Tile |Seal Mexican-Saltillo Tile |Restore Mexican Tile Sarasota Fl

Saturday, September 10, 2016

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Following Photos From Mexican Tile Renew Project at St Pete Beach Home Where Mexican Tile Flooring Had Been Installed 16 Years Ago.

Mexican Tile Renew Project at St Pete Beach Home Where Mexican Tile Flooring Had Been Installed 16 Years Ago and had not been refinished to a like new appearance as we did on Saturday September 3rd 2016.
 Mexican Tile Renew Project at St Pete Beach Home Where Mexican Tile Flooring Had Been Installed 16 Years Ago and had not been refinished.
Mexican Tile Renew Project at St Pete Beach Home Where Mexican Tile Flooring Had Been Installed 16 Years Ago and had not been refinished to a like new appearance as we did on Saturday September 3rd 2016.
 Mexican Tile Renew Project at St Pete Beach Home Where Mexican Tile Flooring Had Been Installed 16 Years Ago and had not been refinished.
 Mexican Tile Renew Project at St Pete Beach Home Where Mexican Tile Flooring Had Been Installed 16 Years Ago and had not been refinished to a like new appearance as we did on Saturday September 3rd 2016.
 Mexican Tile Renew Project at St Pete Beach Home Where Mexican Tile Flooring Had Been Installed 16 Years Ago and had not been refinished.
Mexican Tile Renew Project at St Pete Beach Home Where Mexican Tile Flooring Had Been Installed 16 Years Ago and had not been refinished to a like new appearance as we did on Saturday September 3rd 2016.

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