Saltillo tile or ‘Mexican tile’ has been the choice for Arizona homeowners for many years. Properly maintained its natural beauty will last indefinitely. This ‘family of natural clay’ tiles isn’t manufactured with a protective glaze like ceramic or porcelain. The surface or ‘patina’ of each tile is soft and very susceptible to scratching or staining. Years ago in Old Mexico these tiles were ‘dressed with oils and petroleum products-- modern practices use acrylic, urethane, or epoxy coatings to protect and enhance the tiles. Restoration and recoating may involve scrubbing, degreasing, or stripping and the recoating with 2-6 coats of a protective coating. AZ Floor Care is happy to discuss your floor over the phone and give you an estimate or come to your home to provide a free quote.