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    mexican/saltillo tile

    Hi There!
    I'm having a pool built and already have an existing covered porch. This porch has Mexican or Saltillo tile. I would love to have the decking and coping of the pool be the same, but I'm worried about the tile being slippery.
    There are so many pictures of beautiful pools surrounded by Saltillo tile, but I cannot find any good info regarding the slickness of the tile.
    Does anyone have any first-hand experience in Saltillo Tile? Should I get sealed or unsealed? Can skid-resistant products really make it safe, do they really work? Should I avoid this tile at all cost? Maybe just avoiding the coping being covered in it?

    Please help! I would love to make the covered lanai and pool go together smoothly, but I really need it to be safe for my munchkins running around with wet feet!!

    Thank you!

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    Houston, Texas

    Re: mexican/saltillo tile

    Bumping post to add it to today's activity stream. Hopefully someone will have suggestions for you.
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    Phoenis, AZ

    Re: mexican/saltillo tile

    We have un-glazed saltillo around our pool and it is not slick at all. The tile was laid bottom up with a non-sanded bottom.pool2.jpg
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