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 would have given these tiles 5 stars, but I think the shipping cost is a little steep! We only needed a small amount and this was the only site that had these kinds of tiles that you could order 2 x 2 singly. We wanted to mix up a variety of the tiles as accent pieces on the soffet of our cupboards. They did come securely wrapped, but still, the shipping was 2x as much as the tiles!
When the postal carrier delivered the package, I was stunned--I hadn't expected the tiles to arrive for several more days. And they are beautiful! We are using them as accent pieces with bright white subway tiles from Floor and Decor; the sunflower tiles are slightly thicker, but barely so--the glaze extends around the edges enough to meet the grout. If anything, the extra thickness helps these accents pop. Where we are using other Mexican tiles (yellow field tiles in a shower niche), the thickness is the same.
Thank you !!!! for wonderful and quick service. It's so exciting picturing my new bathroom. The tiles are beautiful.
Incredibly beautiful stuff-- it is really dizzying!
Every tile was beautiful and in new shape. packaging was perfect, no breaks or chips. So glad I found you, will order again!
Very happy with the product and delivery. Exactly what I was looking for.
Hi, I received the package of tiles I ordered from you and I am amazed at how nice they are! You are a seller I will recommend to everyone! Thank you for such honesty!
I love the way you have setup your website. It was so much easier to find what I needed compared to other company websites! Great job!
We are doing a remodel and relandscaping of our backyard. It will feature a custom made buffet counter. This tile will be part of the backsplash. I love the sunflower on the cobalt blue. I am having the wall on which it will be placed painted the yellow of the sunflower. This tile is being paired with Blue Lace. Perfect tile for this space.
I received a few days your shipping, I am very happy regarding the result: the tiles are very nice and the packing was "perfect" no dammage at all!!! Thanks again for your work Have a good day Kind regards from Paris
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||$ 1.70|
|50 +||$ 1.53||10%|
|4¼ x 4¼ in.||1 - 89||$ 2.14|
|90 +||$ 1.92||10%|
|6x6 in.||1 - 24||$ 7.20|
|25 +||$ 6.48||10%|