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Mexican or Saltillo Tile Care

Mexican Saltillo Paver are natural clay tiles hand-made in Mexico. Similar to Terra Cotta Tiles, Saltillo Tiles are rustic by design; the beauty and character of each tile comes from variations in size, color, and texture. It is extremely popular in Mexico and throughout the southwestern United States. This tech help explains how to clean and scrub the tile and grout.


  • To Clean: Using a mop apply Unitex Daily Clean diluted at 2 oz per gallon of water to flooring. Allow to dry.
  • To Scrub: Dilute Matrix Grout Devil at 4 oz per gallon of water. Apply to floor using an auto scrubber with a green pad, or apply to flooring with a mop and use a floor machine with a green pad to scrub the floor.
  • To Clean Grout: Using an electric or a pump-up sprayer apply Unitex Surface Renew Grout Brightener diluted at 16-oz per gallon of water. Allow 5-10 minutes of dwell time depending on soil conditions. Pressure clean surface using hot water and a truck mount extractor. Operate the truck mount at 800-1,000 PSI or use a 175 RPM floor machine with grit brush. 

Warning: Always test material for colorfastness, follow label directions, and never mix product unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.

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  1. Unitex® Daily Clean Neutral Cleaner
    Unitex® Daily Clean Neutral Cleaner

    Now infused with SenTec™ malodor counteractant technology, Daily Clean cuts through dirt, grime, AND odors! It leaves no streaks, haze, or residues. Low-foam and concentrated, it works best mixed 1–3 ounces per gallon. Apply with an automatic scrubber or mop for terrific results.

    Watch the Daily Clean video!

    • Improved formula performs better in hard water
    • Leaves no residues; infused with SenTec™ odor counteractant
    • pH: 7.0–8.5
    • Multi-surface use
    • Dilute 1–3 ounces per gallon of water

    Starting at $9.11

  2. Unipro Floor Machine, 20 Inch, 1.5 HP
    Unipro Floor Machine, 20 Inch, 1.5 HP

    The Unipro Floor Machine is perfect for hard floor applications in office buildings, schools, educational facilities, retail store, and healthcare environments. With a 1.5 HP motor and a 20" cleaning path, this workhorse has power to spare.

    • Great for most hard floor applications
    • 1.5 HP motor; 175 brush RPM
    • 20-inch cleaning path
    • 50-foot, heavy-duty power cord
    • Pad driver and clutch plate included
  3. Matrix® Grout Devil Tile, Grout & Hard Surface Cleaner
    Matrix® Grout Devil Tile, Grout & Hard Surface Cleaner

    Grout Devil is an amazing alkaline, water-based formula that easily tackles the toughest soil and grease buildup, leaving grout lines clean and bright.

    • Powers through dirty floors and grout
    • Restores smoke-damaged hard surfaces
    • pH: 12.4
    • For use on tile, grout and more!
    • Variable dilutions

    Starting at $20.57

  4. Unitex® Surface Renew® Grout Brightener
    Unitex® Surface Renew® Grout Brightener

    Wish you could impress your customers by returning their tile and grout to that just-installed look? Well you can thanks to Unitex Surface Renew Grout Brightener! This acid-based formulation brightens concrete, tile, and grout with mild acid etching.

    • Effectively removes mineral deposits, rust stains, and more!
    • Brightens concrete, tile, and grout
    • pH: < 1.0
    • For use on tile and grout
    • Variable dilutions

    Starting at $35.66

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