Talavera Set includes:
4¼ x 4¼ in. - 25 tiles
Approximate overall dimension:
20 x 20 in.
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|
OMG, LOVE these tiles! I put a border around my bathroom sink and it came out amazing! It gives my bathroom new life! I love washing my hands in the sink now and checking out all the different tiles. I really would love to do a bar or something else with these. If I could figure out where else in the house to put them, I will do more. I love them and can't say enough about how pretty they are. They came within a week and packaged really nicely and nothing was cracked or broken.
I ordered this set(#6022) along with sets #6059 & 6052(25 tiles each) and several other individual tiles for a foyer/hallway project in my home. All tiles arrived in a very timely fashion, were packaged beautifully(no breakage at all) and are just lovely. Project a big success. This is my 3rd and largest order. Shipping prices(to Michigan) are a bit steep but well worth it, in my opinion. I will definitely be ordering more tiles in the future. Thank you!
We used the tiles on our new BBQ and it's perfect. Service, quality and price.....fantastic! Thank-you. Our landscaper asked for your info, so you may hear from him.😉
Tiles received. Great price, great service. Thank you.