Expired Shelf Life

July 9th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The 1980s called; they want their saltillo tile and pottery back.  Oh, and the 1990s called; they want their kokopelli statue back.  All that’s missing are the red chili peppers.

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Tags: Dining Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WildCard45 // Jul 9, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    That’s just ugly!

  • 2 melbee // Jul 9, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Hey Leif, what is this vendetta you’ve got against saltillo tile?! I rather like it, it’s neutral colored and inoffensive, and looks nice with woven rugs.

  • 3 Leif // Jul 10, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Saltillo tile screams late 1970s and early 1980s. It requires regular sealing or steam cleaning because it is a porous material (similar to clay); it also cracks and chips easily. It is also an uneven surface, a concern for mobility challenged buyers. The orange red color is not 100% neutral.
    In my 10 years as a Realtor, I’ve had only 1 client who bought a house with saltillo tile; the rest ran away from it. They did not want to endure the dust and hassle of removing it.

  • 4 melbee // Jul 10, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Hmmm, ok, all good points. I’ve only seen it in pictures. Never had to live with it or clean it, or trip on it.

  • 5 WildCard45 // Jul 10, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Lol~ I didn’t realize the saltillo tile was the floor! I thought it was that horrible thing against the back wall and that silver stuff was the saltillo tile running around it!!! Yeah I’m like duh~…..;)

    When we lived in Santa Fe NM our house had this type of floors and hardwood throughout ….I love it, easy to clean, kept the place cool in the summer, warm in the winter…But I tend to like the unusual!

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