California Tile Refinishers | Mexican Paver Restoration
California Tile Restoration, California Tile Refinishers, Mexican Paver Restoration

Because you deserve
Only the Best...

All flooring projects are done on hands and knees so that your floors are given the precise care and detail that you would give them…

Our Services
Include...

Tile Cleaning & Sealer Stripping

We Clean and Strip all of the Paver Family:  Saltillo Tiles, Slate, Flagstone, Terrazzo, Bricks and Stamped Concrete

Tile Sealing and Polishing & Tile Staining

All of the Paver Family: We Custom Make or Match any Existing Color, Match the Color, Stain it to Match the Rest of the Pavers.

Water Damage & Bathroom + Shower Detailing

Acid Cleaning, Non-Acid Cleaning. Grout / Caulking Removal & Replacement & Tile Resealing. All Fixtures, Tubs, Glass Surrounds Cleaned.

Stone & Marble Restoration & Refinishing Services

Stone & Marble Restoration & Refinishing Services

Polishing, Honing, Cleaning, Sealing, Grout Repair, Broken or Cracked Tiles Replaced, Caulking Removal and Replacement, Hole filling

Paver Tile Installations

Paver Tile Installations

We Install and Color Match to Existing Tiles working with Saltillo pavers, Tecate pavers, Lincoln pavers, Slate, Flagstone, Marble Tiles, Brick, and Ceramic Tile.

We Work With…

Saltillo

Cleaning & Stripping
Sealing
Staining
Polishing
Detailing

Pavers

Cleaning & Stripping
Sealing
Staining
Polishing
Detailing

Flagstone

Cleaning & Stripping
Sealing
Staining
Polishing
Detailing

Brick

Cleaning & Stripping
Sealing
Staining
Polishing
Detailing

Marble

Cleaning & Stripping
Sealing
Staining
Polishing
Detailing

Terrazzo

Cleaning & Stripping
Sealing
Staining
Polishing
Detailing

Who We Are

Mexican Paver Restoration and Refinishing is a Family owned and Operated business that has been providing services in California for over 23 years.

The Mission of Mexican Paver Restoration and Refinishing is to restore and bring existing paver floors back to as new as possible.

California Tile Re-Finishers

We have over 23 years of hands-on experience in refinishing, restoring and installations working with Saltillo pavers, Tecate pavers, Lincoln pavers, slate, flagstone, marble polishing, brick, and ceramic tile, involving residential remodels, business remodels, and new construction.  Although pavers are our specialty, we’re excellent at polishing marble, detailing bathrooms back to brand new, cleaning ceramic tile and grout, and much more.

We pay attention to detail:

We offer cost-effective, easy to implement solutions for cleaning, repairing, and maintaining tile, grout, stone, marble, and brick in all areas of your home, office entryway, or backyard.

Our goal is to show people how they, with the help of restoration and refinishing, can bring all areas of their home or business back to showroom quality when the right and proper products are used.

We do all our work on hands and knees so that we can give you the best quality work, paying attention to detail, edges, under cabinets, in closets, behind toilets, all the areas where machines can’t reach, and most important of all, the ever so hard to clean grout joints.

Our Many Years of Experience is Golden:

Due to our many, many years of experience in the industry we have a unique ability to solve problems. In my 23 years of experience, I have taken on the challenges of over a thousand paver jobs of all types such as Saltillo pavers, Tecate pavers, and Lincoln pavers which are the most common. I have done so many paver jobs, there is not any challenges left.  I have come across all of them already and eliminated any sudden surprises.  I can tell you how the job will go from start to finish.

 

Don’t settle for second rate work

We want customers to understand that they don’t have to accept second-rate work by companies with not enough experience or qualifications to successfully getting the job done right. We look forward to doing business with you!

Fritz Wittmann,

California Tile Restoration

OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE OUR EXCELLENT SERVICE!

Unfortunately, we hired the wrong crew to strip our Saltillo tiles for 2 years. Some of the tiles were fully stripped and some were not. Needless to say, they looked awful. We thought we were going to have to live with these ruined tiles forever. We decided to give Fritz and ...
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Linda V
Reno, NV
Unfortunately, we hired the wrong crew to strip our Saltillo tiles for 2 years. Some of the tiles were fully stripped and some were not. Needless to say, they looked awful. We thought we were going to have to live with these ruined tiles forever. We decided to give Fritz and Kevin a try. There is no one in the Reno area that I would trust. Since they live in California, the price was higher than I wanted to pay, but the result was worth every penny. You must keep in mind that California wages are higher than Nevada wages, and they had to stay in a hotel room while they were here. No one but Fritz and Kevin will be touching my floors from now on.
Linda V
Linda V
Reno, NV
We were looking into cleaning our well-worn 30-year-old Saltillo tile. We You-tubed videos for days. After watching all the videos, we decided to get ahold of Fritz at California restoration because of how much he knew and wanted people to be informed even if using another company. Not only could ...
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Tim R
Castro Valley, CA
We were looking into cleaning our well-worn 30-year-old Saltillo tile. We You-tubed videos for days. After watching all the videos, we decided to get ahold of Fritz at California restoration because of how much he knew and wanted people to be informed even if using another company. Not only could he restore our tile, but he could also stain it in a color of our liking. We were also on a timeline to get it done. He stripped, cleaned, colored, and sealed our tile in less than a week. Fritz and his crew had done an amazing job and all by hand (love, sweat, and tears). I'm impressively pleased. Great crew, great work!! THANK YOU
Tim R
Tim R
Castro Valley, CA
We installed 2000 sq ft of new Saltillo tiles. We had 1000 sq ft existing for almost 15 years. Never sealed. While trying to find the best DIY, We found Fritz on YouTube. His videos said to call him... so I did. He answered the phone. We spoke for over 20 minutes, I hired ...
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Tim H
Bakersfield, CA
We installed 2000 sq ft of new Saltillo tiles. We had 1000 sq ft existing for almost 15 years. Never sealed. While trying to find the best DIY, We found Fritz on YouTube. His videos said to call him... so I did. He answered the phone. We spoke for over 20 minutes, I hired him on the spot. These men are old school. Honest, Humble, kind men with integrity!! Our job took 4 days. The old Saltillo they cleaned - and it looks like the new stuff. I should mention these men are so trustworthy that we asked them to stay in our home while they did the work. Every morning they greeted us with a smile and a positive ready work attitude. We will be forever loyal customers!!
Tim H
Tim H
Bakersfield, CA
Fritz is the saltillo tile repair master. He knows what he is doing and it is obvious in his work. There is a lot of misinformation about saltillo tile maintenance/repair. If I hadn't called Fritz, I would have had some other contractor working on my floors making the problem ...
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Camille S
Garnerville, NV
Fritz is the saltillo tile repair master. He knows what he is doing and it is obvious in his work. There is a lot of misinformation about saltillo tile maintenance/repair. If I hadn't called Fritz, I would have had some other contractor working on my floors making the problem worse. He provides honest recommendations on how to fix your floor in the most cost-effective way. He is not trying to do more (unnecessary things) on the floors to get more money. He explains everything you need to know about your floor repair and answers all questions well. Now I have a beautiful floor that looks awesome!!
Camille S
Camille S
Garnerville, NV
Thanks to Fritz and his amazing team for transforming my 30-year-old tile into a beautiful floor for my coastal home! Fritz has mastered the very detailed and intensive process required to restore the tiles. He is meticulous and thorough, and the whole crew is efficient and hardworking. They even worked ...
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Pamela S
Santa Rosa, CA
Thanks to Fritz and his amazing team for transforming my 30-year-old tile into a beautiful floor for my coastal home! Fritz has mastered the very detailed and intensive process required to restore the tiles. He is meticulous and thorough, and the whole crew is efficient and hardworking. They even worked a very long day to finish early. I'm so happy they fit me into their schedule!!
Pamela S
Pamela S
Santa Rosa, CA
We rented our home out for 3 years . They didn 't take care of the Saltillo tile floor at all . We didn 't think the floor would be salvageable . To demo, it would have been a nightmare . I looked around on the internet and found
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Stella V
We rented our home out for 3 years. They didn't take care of the Saltillo tile floor at all. We didn't think the floor would be salvageable. To demo, it would have been a nightmare. I looked around on the internet and found Fritz Wittmann doing a U-Tube video staining Saltillo floor. I was amazed at the transformation of the tile he was working on. I e-mailed him on Monday night that my floor needed rescuing. He said he could do it and could come on Friday. He showed up on time with 3 young men. They did a sample of what they could do on a couple of tiles. They came out brand new. I was blown away. So the job began. They used a strong solution to remove the sealer and years’ worth of grime. They scrubbed with brushes and used several fans to keep the air circulating. The next day they cleaned and we found that the previous owners had used a different color grout on the stairway. Fritz came up with 3 whites that matched the white of the original flooring. That was an extra charge, but it was so worth it to make it uniform. I was very happy with the job. It looks better than when we bought the place in 2008. The tile still has some of the coyote prints and it still looks rustic, but not trashed. Fritz said he guarantees his work and he is a man of his word. I found a drip of grout paint on a tile that we both missed at the end of the job. He came back two days later and completely refinished that one tile. I couldn't be more pleased with my floor. He saved it. I will add some photos of the bad tiles and the good tiles. I had over 700 square feet and an additional courtyard that they worked on. Pricey but I was looking at twice the cost to rip the floor out and put in something else. I happily would refer anyone to Fritz and his company of good men.
Stella V
Stella V
We have beautiful Saltillo tile floors that in 19 years became just dingy no matter how much we cleaned it. We were going to rip it out and put new flooring until California Tile Restoration stepped in to do a magnificent cleaning and sealing. The cleaning and sealing saved us soo ...
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Mook A
Vacaville, CA
We have beautiful Saltillo tile floors that in 19 years became just dingy no matter how much we cleaned it. We were going to rip it out and put new flooring until California Tile Restoration stepped in to do a magnificent cleaning and sealing. The cleaning and sealing saved us soo much, as new flooring would have been 3 times as much. They are local and as you can see over-delivered. Call Fritz 707-384-1172 he does all tile. Thank you for an interior facelift.
Mook A
Mook A
Vacaville, CA
Did my research (watch the videos by Fritz on U Tube - very informative) then decided to contact Fritz - the owner of CA Tile Restoration in NorCal. He responded right away- a good sign. Explained I had both 30 yr old outdoor Mexican Saltillo pavers and newer stuff in the ...
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Len M
Longbeach, CA
Did my research (watch the videos by Fritz on U Tube - very informative) then decided to contact Fritz - the owner of CA Tile Restoration in NorCal. He responded right away- a good sign. Explained I had both 30 yr old outdoor Mexican Saltillo pavers and newer stuff in the front entryway. We spoke and I could tell Fritz knew his stuff. He said he and the crew would be at my home at 8 AM on the agreed date. They arrived on time and it was impressive to watch them work. They kicked ass and brought my tired old pavers back to pristine condition just as predicted. On-time and with great attitude and skill. If you hire Fritz - make sure you show hospitality to these hard workers. They deserve to be taken care of. Fritz is a true artist and his added work - replacing a damaged section -was top notch. Can't say enough about his family/crew. They were also outstanding. No corners were cut. Very thorough. If you're looking for " cheap or a bargain " keep looking and good luck. If you're like me are picky about the quality you will get what you pay for. In this case top-notch professional work. They are well worth the money.
Len M
Len M
Longbeach, CA
I openly admit that I have never met Fritz but was just regaled the story of how my parents (non-Yelpers) found him and were taken care of by him and his crew. Long story short, he's the type of guy that says he's the best and backs it up with ...
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Geoff L
Carslbad, CA
I openly admit that I have never met Fritz but was just regaled the story of how my parents (non-Yelpers) found him and were taken care of by him and his crew. Long story short, he's the type of guy that says he's the best and backs it up with beautiful results. He doesn't rely on machines because they can harm your tile, just good old-fashioned elbow grease and a true passion for saltillo tile. My dad said at the end, the tiles looked like beautiful peach dumplings. His work doesn't come cheap but rarely does quality craftsmanship. When he's done, your tiles will look gorgeous, (and it's less expensive than replacing the tiles altogether).
Geoff L
Geoff L
Carslbad, CA
We recently bought a house in Santa Cruz County that had Saltillo tile floors for about 900 square feet of it . But, it hadn ’t been maintained well for about 20 years . The more I read about saltillo tiles, the more I understood that we needed
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Christine A.
Aptos, CA
We recently bought a house in Santa Cruz County that had Saltillo tile floors for about 900 square feet of it. But, it hadn’t been maintained well for about 20 years. The more I read about saltillo tiles, the more I understood that we needed to get someone who knew what they were doing or else they could potentially ruin the tiles. Fritz Wittman is THE saltillo guy. I found two companies in Southern California and asked if they had any recommendations for people who could refinish our tiles here. One lady wrote me back (Charlotte from Ceramic Tile Refinishers – South) and referred me to Fritz, her nephew, who’s worked with her since he was 14 years old. The other guy said he didn’t do work in our area, but contracted out with a guy . . . Fritz! Anyway, we ended up hiring Fritz not only because the only two companies I could find referred me to him, but also because there is just no one around who specializes in saltillo. We were on a deadline and needed him to strip, seal, and finish our floors in five days. He does incredible work. Prompt, clean, and reliable. Our floors are holding up well to three big dogs, two busy adults, and two small children.
Testimonial by Christine A.
Christine A.
Aptos, CA
Paver Facts
  1.  Saltillos are clay tiles
  2. Yes, they can be stained any color
  3. They get the color and shape from the drying process when being manufactured
  4. They need to be pre-sealed (penetrating sealer, color enhancing sealer, and glossy sealer).
  5.  Some pavers come with paw prints
  6. They do have some small cracks and chips and other imperfections
  7. Yes, there are regular saltillos and super saltillos as well
  8. Pavers outside will age and change as a result of ever-changing climate conditions the weather ultraviolet lights from the sun and freeze-thaw conditions
  9. Efflorescence is a chemical reaction to moisture during the installation process and when pavers get saturated with water. White powdery salt crystals begin to form on the surface
  10.  It is a fact that saltillo pavers have lime in them during the manufacturing process, they add bags of lime to the clay, and it doesn’t blend into the clay mixture, leaving little clumps that rise to the surface of the saltillo paver while it’s being made
  11. When they are installed the water from the thin-set activates them and makes them pop, and as time goes on and you do natural living on the floor a few lime pops will begin to show. We see lime pops on 90% of the paver jobs we have done. Normally, we just fill it with the existing grout color
Protecting Your Paver Floors
  1. A good way to protect your floors no matter what kind of surface you have ceramic tile, paver, slate, marble, wood, linoleum whatever it is.  You want to place magic sliders or felt pads underneath all table legs, chair legs, and couch legs, etc.
  2.  If you have large rugs or runners you need to be very careful of the rubber mat on the floor because they will have a tendency to adhere to the finish, I’m not sure why the acids in the rubber and the acrylic in sealer, have a reaction.  Once moisture gets in the mix the cloth mattes don’t do as much damage to the paver finish, but they don’t work as well as the rubber mats.  So be careful in your decision.
  3. If you have house plants, it’s a great idea to keep them elevated with a water catch tray.  This will keep the moisture off the floor and let the moisture dry out, this is really important on the exterior pavers, because of the constant watering, sprinklers, rain , water puddles under the plants and that when the damage occurs especially if this goes on for long term.  You also want to keep dog and cat bowls elevated as well.
  4. Vacuums choose them wisely because the plastic or metal wheels have a tendency to scratch the finish of the paver.  Also, they all don’t get the grout joints really well.  The vacuums with the long hose and soft head brush are the best ones for the job, that’s what I personally use when I vacuum a paver floor.
  5. Last of all don’t over-clean your pavers with overly strong chemicals and abrasive scouring pads, follow the detailed instructions I give you on how to clean your floors and the proper cleaning products to use and they will stay looking perfect.