You may order samples online. Sample must be purchased and shipping charges apply. Please keep in mind sample tiles may vary in color from future orders due to the handmade process.
Talavera tiles are NOT frost resistant, they should not be used on outdoor installations with potential freezing temperatures.
Mexico is world reknown for its skillful artisans in a wide variety of fields. Mexican writer Alberto Ruy Sanchez Lacy called Mexican tile a "chosen skin". Tiles have embellished numerous public and private spaces thoughout Mexico. A glimpse anywhere in Mexico, particularly in the central states, shows the widespread use of talavera tiles decorating a broad range of spaces from kitchens, fountains, facades, interiors of luxurious hacienda homes to churches. It is through traditional artifacts, such as handcrafted tiles, that one can perceive an artisan’s sensibility, and creativity. Handcrafted ceramic tile is a rooted cultural heritage in Mexico, since its practice of making it began in the late sixteen century, around 1570 and 1573. Mexican ceramic tiles have actively played a distinguished role as an important utilitarian and decorative element in Mexican architecture.
Mexican tile is functional, beautiful, and practical, it provides a long lasting wall or surface that is easy to care and maintain. You can install Mexican tiles in virtually any area you want to enjoy their warm and beauty.The tiles are made from clay dug out of the ground and fired to a temperature at which the clay undergoes chemical changes and becomes permanently hard. Then the tile is glazed and decorated by hand, and fired once again to give it its final and lively finish. Its physical characteristics make Mexican tiles particularly attractive and distinctive. Mexican tiles are concave (not perfectly flat). They are characterized as unique, irregular, functional, and expressive.
• All interiors of residential and commercial wall applications.
• Light-use residential flooring as accents or as a border to define an area.
• Outdoor use in areas where freezing temperatures are not common. Tiles are not frost proof.
• Moist areas where tiles are not submerged in water.
• Tiles and grout must be sealed with a penetrating sealer that will form an invisible barrier resistant to moisture and stains.
• Outdoor use is subject to climate conditions and method of installation.
• Not recommended on outdoor installations with potential freezing temperatures.
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|Care and Considerations||• Clean with mild cleanser and damp cloth, do not use abrasive cleaners.|
• Some glazes such as matte colors are acid sensitive. Do not use cleaners with an acid base since these may cause discoloration.
|Installation||• For Installation Recommendations refer to our Installation Guide|
I purchased several solid color 2x2 tiles. The colors are beautiful. As with most Mexican tiles, the sizes vary a bit, however they are easily filed with some large grit sand paper. I had to file most of them to get the sharp edges off--messy but not a great inconvenience. I do wish the color would be even along the edges. The designs I created on the risers of my stairs are eye catching and unique. The tiles were well packed for mailing. My rating should actually be 4.5 stars.
Beautiful tiles great service however if you're getting these to match other patterned Talavera tiles be warned that these are 1/8 inch larger than other patterned Talavera tiles. I had to cut every one of them.
Ordered samples last week and very pleased with quality of product and timely delivery.
Every tile was beautiful and in new shape. packaging was perfect, no breaks or chips. So glad I found you, will order again!
These tiles are beautiful. The company was so great to deal with, good packaging and prompt delivery. They even actually called me on the phone with a question about my order. Love this company and their products.
I am so happy with your business and tiles!! I received my first order two days after ordering and not one tile was broken. Thank you so much. I do need a few more to finish my job. Thank you again.
We received the tile...its beautiful. We are very pleased. We will be certain to let all our guests at our B&B know where the tile came from. Thanks again.
Just what I expected.
The following discounts will be reflected in the shopping cart when the proper quantity is entered:
|Size||Number of tiles||Price per tile||Discount|
|2x2 in.||1 - 49||$ 0.66|
|50 +||$ 0.59||10%|
|4x4 in.||1 - 89||$ 1.32|
|90 +||$ 1.18||10%|
|6x6 in.||1 - 24||$ 3.57|
|25 +||$ 3.21||10%|