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 ordered several of the Dia de los Muertos tiles for my kitchen remodel. The tiles look even nicer "in the flesh", and I can hardly wait to install them. Tierra y Fuego's service was first rate: prompt shipping, and the order was very well packed-- these people are packing pros!-- and everything arrived intact.
I would be happy to recommend Tierra y Fuego. The tile is exactly as advertised. The order accuracy was perfect. They must have picked and shipped it the same day I ordered because it arrived exactly 7 days after I ordered. The packing was exceptional, not a single cracked or broken tile.
I'm currently choosing samples for final review and family decision making. I used Tierra Y Fuego for my staircase over 6 years ago and came back for the service. I ordered a batch of samples one afternoon and received them the next. I got a call one hour after I place the order saying one of the styles was out of stock. The gentleman was very apologetic but I told him to "surprise me" with a replacement of his choice. He did a great job of choosing an alternative sample. The best customer service ever! I'll be placing my final order within the next few weeks and know my order will arrive quickly. Thanks!!!
We are thrilled with the tiles and can’t wait to see them installed in our kitchen. They are even more beautiful than what appears on the computer screen. We ordered about 100 4 X 4 tiles, and they were so expertly packed that not a single one arrived broken. I ordered the tiles on a Wednesday, requesting UPS Ground delivery, and they arrived at our home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the following Wednesday. No one could have a problem with such prompt service. Thank you!
Great tile, used it as the center of a cafe table.
Absolutely one of the Greatest tiles we have ever purchased! Great craftmenship and beautiful colors. Arrived in perfect condition; expert packaging. Truly and exceptional looking tile.
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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||$ 1.65|
|90 +||$ 1.48||10%|