For many decades tile has been an essential, vibrant, and expressive element of California’s Spanish-Revival and Mediterranean architectural styles. Ceramic tile, particularly hand made and hand decorated tiles, can be found in historic buildings in places such as San Diego or San Clemente; in seaside estates like Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, or Malibu; in canyon villas, such as Rancho Santa Fe, Beverly Hills, and Hancock Park; and bungalows, particularly in Pasadena, North Park (San Diego), and Palm Springs.
Tierra y Fuego’s Santa Barbara tile collection evokes the California landscape, with a combination of vivid and subtle colors offset by neutrals and matte finishes. It is this combination of mattes and gloss finishes in a vast array of colors that our Santa Barbara ceramic tile becomes rich, vibrantly alive, and harmonious.
Tierra y Fuego’s Santa Barbara tile collection exhibits many different colors and designs to choose, to inspire, and allow you to create your own pattern. Our ceramic tile is handcrafted and decorated by hand using an ancient method called Cuerda Seca that literally translates to dry cord. The technique of making Cuerda Seca tile has been used for centuries in Spain and other Mediterranean countries. The depth and richness of the colors are obtained by painstakingly applying every drop of glaze by hand onto a delineated design.
If your next project includes the installation of tile in a kitchen, bathroom, stairs, fireplace, fountain, patio, entryway, or even a coffee table, consider Tierra y Fuego’s Santa Barbara ceramic tiles to create a lavish and elegant ambience. The sensuality and sophistication of our tiles is the result of the human touch that has created them.
Order your sample tiles today to experience the true nature of Tierra y Fuego’s tiles. We recommend you to touch and contemplate them in order to effectively appreciate their uniqueness and high quality.
PLEASE NOTE: the Santa Barbara ceramic tiles are not frostproof. If they are intended to be used in high humidity areas, we recommend the use of a penetrating sealer, specially on matte finish tiles.
|Size||1 1/2 in. diameter. Please refer to image 2 to view other knob dimensions.|
|Color, Size and Design Variation||Slight variations are expected for all Santa Barbara ceramic knobs. For instance, size, color and design are all likely to vary due to the handmade process. Please note shades of color are seen differently on computer monitors and therefore customers should request a sample before making a final selection or purchase. There is no guarantee that knobs ordered as add-ons will match those from the original orders.|
|Care Recommendations||Clean with mild cleanser and damp cloth, do not use abrasive cleaners.|
We had purchased the 4x4 Santa Barbara hand painted tiles and decided that it would be fun to use the same design for the knobs of our mudroom. The knobs arrived within a week of purchase , they were very well packed and protected. I have to say that they have exceeded our expectations. The details , color and overall look is beautiful . They do not give the "fun" look alone, it truly complements and gives great character to our cabinets and drawers. We will continue to come back to Tierra y Fuego and their great products.