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Picked upload! The Tile Shoppe: Saltillo Tiles

by iCad Posted 29th Oct 2010 at 2:42 PM
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Behold my kitchen floor tiles! Seriously, my kitchen is done in these exact tiles in the plain Antique Adobe color. Only mine are almost a decade old now, need to be resealed, and are looking a mite worse for the wear, whereas these are and eternally will be brand new. Yet another reason to envy Sims.

ANYWAY...saltillo tile. Saltillo tiles are terra cotta tiles in a style developed in/peculiar to Saltillo, Mexico. They are the perfect tile for desert/Santa Fe/Mission/Spanish/Mediterranean-style houses, in which they are often used throughout the entire house.

I've made two plain traditional colors plus two traditional embellishments -- floral and pinwheel -- for each color, for a total of 6 floors. There are no matching walls because saltillo tiles don't go on walls, silly. If you want walls that will go nicely with these, however, I might suggest a few of the mid-range shades from my Misted Orange plaster collection. I used one of those for the pics here.

Speaking of which, here are pics of the tiles by themselves, just plopped on the ground outside:


And here are the two basic tiles in use indoors, just 'cuz:



As usual, the files are compressed and there is a collection file included. Enjoy!



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