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Travertine Floor

After the Travertine Tile Cleaning, our services includes polishing and sealing of the floor.

Marble Floor

After the Marble Tile Cleaning, our services includes polishing and sealing of the floor.

Mexican Pavers

After the Mexican Paver Cleaning, our services includes low natural gloss or high gloss polishing and sealing of the floor.

Wall Tile

After the Wall Tile Cleaning, our services includes polishing and sealing.

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Concrete, Stone, Wood, Carpet Floors and Granite Countertops.    

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Restoration of Tile, Stone, Concrete, Carpet Floors for Coachella, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and for the rest of the Coachella Valley.

Brilliant Floors Restored is a professional stone cleaning and restoration company that specializes in services ranging from performing routine maintenance on stone floors and granite counter tops to solving complex tile, grout and stone problems. Our Partners combined have been in the floor restoration business for over forty years and with our knowledge we can help you to preserve and maintain your investment of lasting beauty in natural stone.

MEXICAN PAVER PROCESS

This product has been made for generations by the Tlaxcaltecas Artisans since 1577 from Saltillo Coahilla, Mexico.  This is the genuine article; beautiful, distinctive, and authentic.  This clay exists only in Saltillo, and is not found anywhere else in the world.

It all starts in a high mountain basin in the Central Mexican city of Saltillo. In the basin there are layers of a sandy clay that is loaded into wheelbarrows and hauled to the mixing pit.

 
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The clay is placed in a soaking pit to soften for one day before it is thoroughly mixed with hoe and foot.  Approximately one day's tile molding needs are mixed (between 500 and 750 square feet).  At the end of the day the process begins again by filling the soaking pit.
 

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A pre-soaked wood mold is filled with the thickening clay.  The clay is then hand-pressed into the mold.  The molded tile then takes shape and is allowed to set for approximately 45 minutes.
 

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When the clay is firmer, the tile surface is flattened and smoothed with a water saturated wood trowel.  This a difficult process because it must be timed so that the clay is not too tacky nor too stiff.  This is how the "regular" square tiles are made.  To make "super" square tiles a press is used on the tiles when they are semi-hard. After the process of shaping the tiles they are left to dry in the sun anywhere from one to three days.
 

  
 

(Picture on left is "Regular" Saltillo. Picture on right shows "Super" Saltillos being stamped out of "Regular" Saltillos)

When the tile is dry enough to pick up, it is stacked on edge in order circulate air on the backside of the tile.  The dry tile is stored on edge awaiting complete drying and placement in the kiln.  Hand-stacking in a honeycomb pattern in the kiln is a very labor-intensive job and significantly affects the finished product.  Historically, Saltillo tile has been fired with almost any combustible refuse available but tires were most commonly used due to the sustainable heat.  The kiln water smokes for 4 to 8 hours, fires for 18 to 24 hours, and cools for 72 hours before unloading.
 


 

When unloading the kiln the initial tile selection is performed.  Under and over-fired tile is removed.  Exportable product never exceeds 85 to 90 percent of the kiln load and frequently is much less.
 


 

After that the tile is then inspected again and loaded unto flatbed trucks and shipped directly to the the distributors!
 

WE CAN FURNISH ALL OF THE PRODUCTS WE USE, FOR YOUR DIRECT MAINTENANCE OR RESTORATION PROGRAM. WE ALSO INSTALL MEXICAN PAVERS AND COLOR STAIN GROUT.


Please contact us for a free inspection and professional quotation.

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Restoration of Tile, Stone, Concrete, Carpet Floors for Coachella, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and for the rest of the Coachella Valley.