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Saltillo Tile Removal in Phoenix AZ

Love it or hate it, saltillo tile was a very popular flooring choice in Arizona in the 70's, 80's and 90's. If it's not your style, and you want to remove saltillo tile from your property, there are a few things you should know.

Also referred to as Mexican tile or Terracotta, the removal process can be a challenging, messy, and time-consuming process that creates a dusty red mess if you're thinking about doing it on your own. You're going to need much more than a masonry hammer or electric hammer drill and a shovel. It's important to have the right experience to do the job properly safely, and without damaging the concrete ​or the subfloor underneath.

That's why it's important to call Total Floor Removal for your Saltillo tile removal job. We have the experience and expertise to remove and dispose of your tile flooring quickly and efficiently.

We will save you time, money, and stress in the long run. So if you're thinking about removing your Saltillo tile floors, give us a call today. We'll be happy to help you through the removal process.

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Traditional Saltillo Tile Floor Removal

We offer an all-inclusive flat rate for Saltillo tile removal based on the size of the area to be removed, and the method used for tile removal - traditional or dustless saltillo tile removal. There are no hidden fees or surprises when you call Total Floor Removal and we offer free estimates.

With other companies, the cost may increase if there are additional expenses involved, such as disposal fees, or additional labor costs.

What is Saltillo or Mexican Tile?

Saltillo tile is a popular type of Mexican tile that is known for its rich, warm tones and distinct textural patterns. These tiles are typically made from clay that has been hand-pressed or sun-dried, and Saltillo stone tiles have a distinctive rustic appearance with thick grout lines.


Unlike some ceramic tile options, Saltillo is highly durable and resistant to staining, stains and cracking, making it a popular in the 80s. If Saltillo is not your style, and you're looking into removing Saltillo tile in a room of your home or business, why not consider hiring a company that specializes in removing Saltillo tiles?  Whether your use or traditional or dustless tile removal process - you won't be disappointed!

We have a pristine track record of serving families and businesses in the Phoenix area for various types of tile and flooring removal projects.
Call Total Floor Removal today to see how we can complete your next project.

Should I Hire a Professional for Saltillo Tile Removal?

If you're considering trying to remove the saltillo tile floor yourself you've got a big job on your hands. Even to tile removal professionals, saltillo tile is often regarded as the least desirable tile to remove due to two primary reasons - ease and weight.

Unlike ceramic tile, Saltillo tile tends to break into tiny clay fragments when removed so it'a definitely not easy, and can take two to three times as long to get all the little pieces pulled up.

Saltillo tile is also much thicker and heavier than other traditional tile flooring, with each square foot weighing as much as 10 pounds because of the thick mortar used. Saltillo tile often has thick, 1/2" grout lines that are filled with thinset or tile mortar, making the removal of this tile a daunting task.

In addition to it being a difficult and time-consuming process, it's important to do it correctly in order to protect and avoid damaging your floors. That's where Total Floor Removal comes in.


We're experts at removing Saltillo tile, and we can do it quickly and efficiently and offer both traditional and dustless tile removal. We'll also dispose of the old tile, properly, so you don't have to worry about it ending up in a landfill. In addition, we'll clean up any mess that's left behind.

What to Expect from Total Floor Removal

See Why Our Customers Think We Are The Best Saltillo Tile Floor Removal Company in Phoenix

We believe in treating every project like it were our home. You'll be treated to the best professionalism and customer service from start-to finish of your bathroom remodel or kitchen renovation projects!

You Can Call or Request your Free Quote for Saltillo Tile Removal Online

We'll give you a price for the job based on your square feet of work, as well as a link to our calendar, so you may book an appointment at your leisure.

We'll Arrive On Time

We'll arrive on time and get your Saltillo tile removal completed promptly - usually within one day!

Specialized System for Removal 

We use the right machines, equipment and methods to safely and quickly remove your saltillo tile flooring.

Grinding as Needed

We'll scrape the whole floor, with a floor scraper, removing any signs of the old flooring such as tile, wood, carpet, glue, and thinset so that your new flooring may be installed.

Cleanup and Disposal

We offer both traditional tile and dustless saltillo tile removal options. Whatever option you pick, we vacuum and clean the area after removing your old flooring so that your new laminate or new tile can be installed. We also remove all the old flooring and debris, so you don't need to rent a dumpster or worry about additional disposal expenses.

Saltillo Mexican Tile Flooring Before & After
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