How often does Saltillo Mexican tile need to be resealed?

Saltillo Mexican tile is a popular artistic touch to add to your home. This type of tile takes a bit more care and maintenance than regular tiles. Sealing is a very important part of maintaining these tiles.

Many people like to put a neutral or light stain over the porous tiles to deepen the color and help to seal them. When you notice that water doesn't bead up on the tiles, it is time to reseal them to protect them from dirt and stains as the Saltillo tile is very porous.

Generally, when the saltillo tile is sealed, it will have a bit of sheen or a gloss appearance. When that sheen disappears, usually in traffic areas first, it is time to reseal them to protect them.