Saltillo Stone Care.

Saltillo: The Perfectly Imperfect Tile


Saltillo Tile is the unique "perfectly imperfect tile," handcrafted from durable clay that only exists in the Mexican city of Saltillo, Coahuila. Saltillo owes its beauty to rustic, quality, handmade characteristics such as an occasional dog print, chips, bumps, hairline cracks, lime pops, color variations, and variations in size and thickness. No two tiles are identical. 

Caring For Saltillo

 

Californians take pleasure in southwestern interior design which may include Saltillo Tile flooring. Authentic Saltillo Tile is handmade in Mexico and can be found in various tones of orange, red or yellow. Saltillo Tile is porous and must be properly sealed to protect against staining and scuffs. To ensure that these tiles are properly cared for, they should be professionally cleaned and sealed on a regular basis, depending upon traffic and usage.

Blue Moon is well-equipped to handle cleaning and sealing of Saltillo Tiles. We understand the unique characteristics of Saltillo Tile. We carefully inspect tiles to determine the level of fragility and porosity before we begin the cleaning process.

What To Look For When Inspecting Saltillo


At Blue Moon, we use neutral cleanersThe inspection process involves looking for weak tiles and noting any chips or damage. We also inspect to see if a topcoat is present. While topcoats can give Saltillo Tile a shinny attractive finish, over time some of the topcoat will wear away giving the floor an uneven appearance.


Saltillo Stone Sealing


At Blue Moon, we use neutral cleaners to clean Saltillo Tile. Our solutions are eco-friendly and effective. Due to the porous nature of Saltillo, sealant is absolutely necessary to protect these tiles from staining and scuffs. Our penetrating sealant is perfect for Saltillo Tile!


Saltillo Stone Polishing


Some owners of Saltillo Tile choose to have a topcoat applied to their tile. This is the most acceptable way of adding a polished looking finish to Saltillo. Topcoats have the added benefit of offering further protection from damage. Blue Moon can apply a beautiful topcoat!


Saltillo Stone Honing


Saltillo Tiles are never honed! These tiles are not quarried from natural rock that can be subjected to the removal of layers from the surface. Instead, Saltillo Tiles are hand made from clay that has been extracted from the ground. Like pottery, the clay is fired in a kiln.


Saltillo Stone Stripping


Blue Moon is the premier company that has the expertise to properly strip topcoat from Saltillo Tile. Our Technicians can differentiate between a soiled floor and a topcoat in need of stripping. We are floor stripping experts!


Saltillo Stone Repair


Blue Moon can work with the rustic look of Saltillo Tile to ensure a beautiful outcome. Chips around the edges, where Saltillo Tiles have a tendency to be more fragile can easily be resealed to blend in with the rest of the tiles on the floor.

Commitment.

We Bring Beauty Back To Saltillo Floors

Patio Floors

Kitchens

Bathrooms

What Stone Types Does Blue Moon Service?

Saltillo

  • Saltillo Tile is the unique "perfectly imperfect tile," handcrafted from durable clay that only exists in the Mexican city of...

Marble

  • Real marble has a beautiful, unique look like no other surface, with all their whirling patterns and shade variations. But the same... 

Granite

  • Granite has a rich beauty that few other countertop materials can match. Granite is a natural product with a timeless aura and...

Travertine

  • Travertine stone tiles look great and can be a less expensive alternative to marble or granite. These tiles come in a variation of color and.., 

Limestone

  • Limestone is a natural stone product that is cut into slabs and is generally used for flooring. It is a sedimentary rock that primarily consists of...

Slate

  • Slate is quarried in large slabs from metamorphic rock and is typically found in green, gray, and black. However, it can also come...

Flagstone

  • Mined from many places around the world, flagstone is a general term that describes a wide range of flat sedimentary rock that is commonly used in landscaping and paving...

Terracotta

  • Terra cotta or Terracotta is an Italian term that means, "baked earth". Terra cotta is one of the oldest tile materials around, dating back before the birth of Christ, when it...

Cantera

  • Cantera Stone is a quarried, volcanic rock that is mined exclusively in various regions of Mexico and Central America. Its name derives from Spain, as the Spanish word for...

Quartz

  • Quartz stone is relatively new in terms of home interior applications, but  quartz has many good qualities such as its attractive appearance, durability and the fact it doesn't...

Six Traits of a Blue Moon Professional

Trust

  • We seek to provide you with a firm belief in our ability to satisfy and meet your need. From the moment our professionals first greet you to the final handshake, you can trust our company will take great care of you.

Values

  • In reviewing candidates for employment at Blue Moon, we focus heavily on identifying those who posses a set of principles, work ethic, and moral compass. Our people are the foundation of our value to you. 

Integrity

  • Honesty and integrity are essential traits of our professionals. We insist that our employees always answer questions clearly, truthfully and respectfully.  

Committment

  • The quality of our company is in direct proportion to the commitment to excellence among our professionals. Our passion for what we do daily for our clients is what drives us.

Reliability

  • Blue Moon professionals strive for consistently high marks from clients. This consistency means we bring an unmatched level of performance reliability.   

Empathy

  • It's part of the fabric of our company. We put ourselves in the shoes of our client. We stop and ask, "how would you feel if...?" We preach to our employees, "don't just do a good job, deliver a great experience."

About Us

Our History

Based in Los Angeles, Blue Moon began in the late 1990s when the company cleaned and restored filming sets, studios, and similar property locations. The company later expanded its client base and added related component services.

Our Commitment

Our company is committed to the complete satisfaction of its clients and customers. We use "team cross-checks" and various other quality assurance controls so Blue Moon ensures your project is completed with the utmost concern for safety and quality, 

Our Mission

Life Disrupted. Life Restored.

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BLUE MOON CLEANING & RESTORATION

9601 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1190, Beverly Hills, California 90210

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