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||3¼ x 5 7/8 in.|
|Body||White body bisque.|
|Finish||Gloss glazed finish.|
|Recommended Grout Type & Width||1/4 in. grout line suggested. Use sanded grout when doing grout lines of 1/4 in. or more; and non-sanded grout when less than 1/4 in. We recommend to seal tile before grouting and to seal grout after installation. For further advice, contact your professional tile installer.|
|Color, Size, or Design Variation||Slight variations are expected for all house numbers For instance, size, color and design are all likely to vary due to the hand made process. Please note shades of color are seen differently on computer monitors. Lot variation in size and color may be present from shipment to shipment. There is no guarantee items ordered as add-ons will match those from the original orders.|
|Care Recommendations||Clean tile house numbers with mild cleanser and damp cloth, do not use abrasive cleaners.|
Attached 4 house numbers plus 2 end pieces on my wood facia with Liquid Nails spacing the pieces about 1/8" apart. Caulked in between and around outside of tiles with white Alex caulk. Looks great. Goes well with our Spanish tile roof and house colors. Looking forward to visiting the store in person for more accent ideas.
After searching the web , Tuerra y Fuego had the best products by far. The shopping experience was easy, the goods arrived in a timely manner and without damage, the price was reasonable and we love our hand painted house number tiles! I would buy again without hesitation.