Mexican Tile must be professionally installed & grouted then sealed and kept sealed with a water based acrylic sealer multiple coats are needed. Most Mexican Tiles are handmade tiles from Coacuila, Mexico, they are basically red clay and dirt. Mexican Tile must be properly installed and grouted. Mexican Tile are rustic and have a lot of personality.
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Mexican Tile have the following characteristics: They have sandy backs. Caused by dumping the wet tile slurry into the mold on the ground to sun dry before baking. Mexican Tile can have chipped edges. Mexican Tile can have lime pops, little craters. Mexican Tile are not the same size. Mexican Tile are not the same thickness. Mexican Tile are not all flat. Mexican Tile are not all square.
Mexican Tile can have occasional cracks on the surface. Mexican Tile can have animal prints. Mexican Tile are not the same color. They can vary in shading with-in the same tile. Mexican Tile are prone to alkali in the clay, to minimize problems they must be properly sealed and kept sealed with a water based acrylic sealer, multiple coats are needed.
DO NOT USE RUBBER PADS UNDER AREA RUGS ON MEXICAN TILE:
Under adverse conditions, after strong flooring strippers have been used, it may sometimes be necessary to sand old Mexican tiles that have Mex-Seal embedded in the tile and/or black/white dots from a rubber pad embedded in the tile, an oscillating hand held sander is used and does not mark the tile with any circles.
Mexican Tile Renew project worst case scenario rubber pad from under an area rug stuck to the Mexican tile we can fix it. A simple sanding will take care of the problem seen above using a small oscillating sander, oscillating sanders are easy to control, you can use them to round edges, sand inside corners as well as smooth a flat or rough surface.
If stain appears near the surface of sealed clay, gently try sanding away stain. Follow this step by cleaning and re-sealing with a sealer that will color enhance, see http://www.saltillotileconnection.com/care-and-maintenance/caring-for-it/
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