Technical Features and Formulas

What Makes Saltillo Tile

1. Intention of the Study

The objective of this report was doing a study of quality of slabs of clay from Saltillo, Coah, MX for SALTILLO TILE USA LLC brand, following the guidelines of standards of the American Society of Testing Materials.

2. Precedents

Saltillo Tile USA LLC used a pioneer in the manufacture of clay tiles, has its own history and legacy of union between the people of the United States and Mexico.

Develops variety of products for the American market with the hallmark of Saltillo, Coah, Mexican clay.

Now looking for their tiles that are supported in their mechanical strength and durability, by what comes to the facilities of the Institute of Civil Engineering of the UANL, for obtaining the values indicative of his behavior, backed by procedures established in American policy, reason of the present report.

3. Contents

  1. Intention of the study.
  2. Precedents
  3. Description of Study Tiles
  4. Services given by the Institute of Civil Engineering

    Laboratory Tests
    • 4.1 Characterization of the mud of the floor tiles
    • 4.2 Water Absorption
    • 4.3 Determination of Bulk Density
    • 4.4 Determination of resistance to bending
    • 4.5 Determination of the resistance to chemical attack
  5. Results
  6. Conclusions
  7. Annexes
Technical Specifications

This spec's are the SOLE property of SALTILLO TILE USA, LLC . NO COPIES OR SIMILAR REPORTS WILL BE A DIRECT VIOLATION OF THIS TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS IN THE USA OR ABROAD.

Description ANSI Standard Result ASTM Test Method
Water Absorption With Oil Base ≤ 0.50% ≤ 0.50% C373
Frost Resistance As Reported Low Level  
Scratch Resistance MOHS 1-10 5 C-373
Breaking Strength (Rsqes 12" x 12" x 0.70" 389.3 lbs 794 lbs C-674
Breaking Strength (Srdres 12" x 12" x 0.70" 651.9 lbs 1554 lbs C-674
Breaking Strength (Srdres 12" x 12" x 0.50" 465.6 lbs 1286 lbs C-674
Thickness (Rsque) 5/8" 17.5 mm    
Thickness (Srdres) 5/8" 17.5 mm    
Thickness (Srdres) 1/2" 12.7 mm    
Weding (Flatness) 95% 95%  
Warpage (Flatness) 95% 95%  
Abrassion Resistance Class - 0 - 5 Class 3  
Chemical Resistance Class A Class A C650

Attn. (Rsqes) Means Regular square edge sealed. (Srdres) Means Super rounded edge sealed. (0.70") 5/8 inch. (0.50") 1/2 inch.


Pallet Size=25"W x42" Long all New every Load.
33 Pallets per Truck 7920 Saltillo Tiles at 5/8 thick and on 1/2 inch=9504 Saltillo Tiles per Truck
24 Boxs per Pallet =240 Saltillo Tiles per Pallet
10 Saltillo Tile Sealed 12"x12"x O.70" 5/8in.Thick
12 Saltillo Tile Sealed 12"x12"x 0.50" 1/2in. Thick
((Weight per Saltillo Tile and by Box and Pallet and Truck Load))
12"x12"x0.70"-5/8in Thick 5.2lbs ea. x10 pcs per Box=52lbs per Box x24 Boxs per Pallet =1248lbs Average Weight per Pallet x33 Pallets=41,184lbs per Truck Load
12"x12"x0.50"-1/2 in. 4lbs ea x12pcs x12 pcs per Box=48lbs per Box x24 Boxs per Pallet=1152lbs Average Weight per Pallet x33 Pallets=38,016 lbs per Truck Load
In the Very Near Future we will have other sizes on the Market with the SAME QUALITY!!

Packing for Saltillo Tile USA,LLC of The Offical Saltillo Tile 100% clay's From Saltillo.Coah. Mx. (TM)
  Size Thickness Box Pallet
PCS SQ FT LBS Boxes SQ FT LBS
Regular Square Edge Oil Base 12" X 12" 5/8" 17.5mm 10 10 52 24 240 1248
Super Rounded Edge Oil Base 12" X 12" 5/8" 17.5mm 10 10 52 24 240 1248
Super Rounded Edge Oil Base 12" X 12" 1/2" 12.7mm 12 12 48 24 288 1152
Base Board 4" X 12" 5/8" 17.5mm 40 10 52 24 240 1300
Pool Couping 12" X 13" 5/8" 17.5mm 6 6.5 55 24 144 1590
Octagonal 12" X 12" 5/8" 17.5mm 10 10 52 24 240 1248
Hexagon 12" X 12" 5/8" 17.5mm 10 10 52 24 240 1248
San Felipe 9" X 12" 5/8" 17.5mm 10 10 48 24 240 1248
Flor De Liz 5.5" 5/8" 17.5mm 40 10 48 24 240 1248

The color and shade on every Saltillo Tile is different ,no Saltillo Clay Tile is alike that is why we call it The Perfect un-Perfect Tile in the World that is Made by Hand By The Saltillo, Coah, Artisans of Mexico.

V1 to V4 Variations and Uniform Apperance

Shade Variation and Applications
V2 V4
  Residential Commercial Industrial
Floor  
Wall
Countertop
Pool