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|
We inlaid these tiles onto our Wood Fired Hand built pizza oven, we grouped the tiles in fours & spaced around the base of the oven. On the back of the oven exterior wall we formed a mural. We also inlaid the tiles onto the exterior wall of our outdoor kitchen and formed a mural there, as well. The colors are true to the photos. We had a hand made and hand painted terracotta Trinacria (Sicilian symbol) we inlaid over the opening of the pizza oven and the colors matched perfectly with our Capri Talavera tiles. The quality is everything you would expect from handmade tiles.
The tile is simply beautiful. As an added bonus, the packaging was absolutely first rate as well. Very impressed.
I just received my order and it is PERFECT! The tiles are even more beautiful in person than on your website. Thank you for the extreme care you take in packing them, and the prompt delivery! I will be back for more! Elizabeth
All good, just received the last box today. I am so happy, thank you so much. Your packing and care of the tiles is amazing, I cannot thank you enough. I will recommend you to everyone and anyone and will return to purchase more for my Mexican look home. You are a legend>>>>>>
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The following discounts will be reflected in the shopping cart when the proper quantity is entered:
|Size||Number of tiles||Price per tile||Discount|
|4¼ x 4¼ in.||1 - 89||$ 2.14|
|90 +||$ 1.92||10%|
|6x6 in.||1 - 24||$ 7.42|
|25 +||$ 6.67||10%|