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Mexican Pavers

Designing the perfect home requires much planning and creativity. It has to have a balance of functionality as well as beauty. This is true of both the interior and the outdoor landscaping and patio areas.



Landscaping is one of the most challenging aspects in home design. You want the landscape and patio areas to reflect your personality and creativity. An outdoor patio is an extension of your home that can be used all year round for dining and entertaining if properly planned. Patio flooring, for instance has to be chosen well. Whether your home is a ranch style, spanish or Mediterranean style, Mexican pavers would be a perfect choice.

Mexican pavers are basically hand-made out of clay. It is a time tested method that has been passed down through generations. There are different kinds of Mexican pavers to choose from. They all have a sturdy but soft texture and each tile has a slight variance in color that is delightful and interesting at the same time. They come in different shapes and sizes. With such a variety of choices for there should be a style to fit with your home.


There are several types of Mexican pavers. From Saltillo, Mexico comes the Saltillo pavers, which is characterized by its unique colors of white, off white, and reddish shades with a rustic texture. There is also the Super Saltillo pavers, which are more dense with rounded edges and less stainable compared to the Saltillo pavers. Most all the Mexican pavers will need to be sealed. In terms of seal feature, Saltillo seals well as compared to the Super Saltillo. Another type of Mexican pavers is the Lincoln tile. They are durable and brownish in color and have the ability to maintain a consistent look as they are arranged on the floor. Hacienda is another type of Mexican paver which is yellow and orange in color and is also made from the same clay material. They can be formed in different shapes and sizes, depending on your needs or preference. That is why Hacienda Mexican pavers are very popular for outdoor patios. If you are trying to acheive a rustic look for your patio or any part of your home, but especially for the outdoor areas, Hacienda Mexican pavers would fit the bill.

Mexican pavers can give you that special architectural look as well as long-time durability when sealed properly. After arranging and laying your tiles they will be need to be sealed. There are several different types of sealers to choose from. You may need a penetrating sealer for maintaining the natural look. If you want to highlight their appearance you would need an enhancing sealer as it adds emphasis to color and texture. If you are trying to achieve a very shiny finish then you would need to seal it with a heavy coating. These sealers will give your Mexican pavers an elegant and classic look, thus emphasizing the real beauty of your new outdoor patio area.