Saltillo / Mexican Tile Restoration Questions
Q: I have Mexican tiles in my home, and want to know how to restore them. What should I do?
A: You most likely need to strip the floor first. The most efficient wax stripper we offer is a product called Zoom. If you want to do the work yourself, you will need a stripping brush (we offer two types - for machines or with a handle).
Note: if the sealer on your tile is a solvent sealer, such as polyurethane, Zoom is not sufficient. You will need to use a solvent-based stripper. Be very careful -- solvent strippers are best handled by professionals, so please call International Stoneworks at (713) 956-8291.
To seal the Saltillo tiles you can use:
- Seal & Go® Enhancer S: a solvent, stain repellent sealer that will darken the tile, but not add shine
- Seal Out: a topical sealer that will add a medium shine to the floor
- Seal & Go® S: a penetrating sealer that will add neither color nor shine to the tile
- You can order these products from the Web site.
For more information on Saltillo tile restoration, please refer to our blog, "Caring for Saltillo (Mexican) Tile."