Another reason why Saltillo tile is good for kitchen floor is that they are durable. I can’t tell you how many times I have dropped a can of beans or a jar full of pasta sauce ( okay, the pasta sauce might have been someone else who lives with me, lol) but the point is… that the tile has survived. We have also had two different water flooding situations and these floors did not get damaged. I love their resilience and durability, even when we had to do work on the house. I also share the house with two kids, one husband, two dogs and a bunch of friends that love hanging out as much as we do. These kitchen floors are in constant use and they are so durable, they hide all the wear and tear so well. These rustic, Mexican tile floors are amazingly durable.