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Just a quick question.  A few years ago our then property managers arranged for our Saltillo tiles to be refinished and sealed.  I can’t remember the problem other than we were told they need to be resealed periodically and we wanted more of a sheen.  Well, work was done by someone who clearly didn’t know what they were doing and now they are peeling and look awful.  I seem to remember someone warning against a particular product when sealing Saltillo (after our mess, of course☹️), and now I need to be sure that doesn’t happen again. Does anyone know what NOT to use?  The name of the product that should be used would be helpful as well.  Gracias!

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Check this link, 

https://www.ehow.com/way_5385522_linseed-oil-saltillo-tile-maintenance.html

Also recall that the initial treatment is with BOILED linseed oil....some have used just linseed oil....that can be an issue.    Sounds like these may need to be stripped down and start over.

Suerte.

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I really don't know why all this  necessity for all sorts of machine and chemical maintenance on a natural clay tile which we have inside and outside of a house that we have been in for 14 years and these tiles are at minimum 10-15 years older than that. Our maid mops them twice/week.

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3 hours ago, Maeflower said:

Just a quick question.  A few years ago our then property managers arranged for our Saltillo tiles to be refinished and sealed.  I can’t remember the problem other than we were told they need to be resealed periodically and we wanted more of a sheen.  Well, work was done by someone who clearly didn’t know what they were doing and now they are peeling and look awful.  I seem to remember someone warning against a particular product when sealing Saltillo (after our mess, of course☹️), and now I need to be sure that doesn’t happen again. Does anyone know what NOT to use?  The name of the product that should be used would be helpful as well.  Gracias!

The bad stuff that peels is Sellacril.  

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On 7/29/2020 at 12:34 PM, happyjillin said:

I really don't know why all this  necessity for all sorts of machine and chemical maintenance on a natural clay tile which we have inside and outside of a house that we have been in for 14 years and these tiles are at minimum 10-15 years older than that. Our maid mops them twice/week.

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I have the same tiles in my house! I need to purchase some more of these tiles to replace broken ones in my house! Do you have any spare ones that I could possibly purchase?

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2 hours ago, Joseph graham said:

I have the same tiles in my house! I need to purchase some more of these tiles to replace broken ones in my house! Do you have any spare ones that I could possibly purchase?

What's with all the exclamation marks? Saltillo tiles are super common in Mexican homes and are easy to find for purchase.

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On 7/29/2020 at 11:59 AM, mudgirl said:

 

The bad stuff that peels is Sellacril.  

Mudgirl is right!  I used Sellacril after being told it was the best thing ever and it didn't last a week before starting to peel in sheets.  I would stay away from anything acrylic based on those tiles. 

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On 7/29/2020 at 11:09 AM, Willie said:

Just remember that if they used an oil based product the first time, you cannot use an acrylic product on top of that.

This is what must have happened in our situation using Sellacril?

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14 hours ago, Joseph graham said:

I have the same tiles in my house! I need to purchase some more of these tiles to replace broken ones in my house! Do you have any spare ones that I could possibly purchase?

You can find the tiles in jocotepec, just past the gas station in and in 1 km, in youre left side is the building, 3314953838 is the phone number. Or this 3310053359, this two places are in jocotepec. 

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