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Broken Solid Colors - Talavera Mexican Tile

Talavera Broken Solid

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All pricing is per pound.
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Coverage: 3 pounds of broken tile covers approximately 1 square foot area.



PLEASE NOTE: This product is sold by the pound, not by box, therefore we may consolidate orders into one box. Colors & variety of your broken tile order will vary upon availability. Some tiles may Not be broken. We sell them as material appropriate to break since they may have chipped corners or they may come from an odd batch. Colors and variety of broken tile will vary upon availability.


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 sixteenth 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.

Broken Solid Colors - Talavera Mexican Tile

Specifications Description

Recommended Use

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• 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.

Recommended Rooms

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• Outdoor use is subject to climate conditions and method of installation.

• Not recommended on outdoor installations with potential freezing temperatures.

Specifications

Texture: Smooth
Finish: Gloss
Body: Red Bisque
Thickness: 1/4 in.
Variation: V4 - Substantial Variation
Crazing: C1 - Light 
Grout: Sanded grout if joint is greater than 1/4 in. or
Non-sanded grout if joint is less than 1/4 in.
Sealer: Use penetrating sealer


• For a comparison of variation and crazing degrees refer to Variation and Crazing Details

 

Pounds per Square foot

Pounds (lb.) Sq.ft. Coverage
1 .33
2 .66 
3 .99 
4 1.32 
5 1.65
6 1.98


• A pound of broken tile is about 3 of our 4¼ x 4¼ tiles and it covers an area of approximately 0.33 sq.ft.

Industry standard recommends adding on 5-10% additional tile to account for waste, special cuts, or other unforeseen problems. It is recommended to revise measurements and tile quantities with an expert installer.

 

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.

Please Note: Some tiles may Not be broken. We sell them as material appropriate to break since they may have chipped corners or they may come from an odd batch. Colors and variety of broken tile will vary upon availability. 

Installation• For Installation Recommendations refer to our Installation Guide

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4.91 out of 5 (11 reviews)
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say no more

i frequently use whole tile in my art i like the choices i have to restrain from buying more than i need for each art project i'm working on always eager to start something new

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Broken Talavera Tiles

These tiles are just what I was hoping for and have proven to be perfect for a beginning mosaic craftsman like me. I will order more.

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Perfect chips

The tile pieces are perfect for our townpark mosaic. The colors are very vivid and a good variety. I can't wait to install them.

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YAY! My tiles have arrived!! They are quite perfect and I'll be ordering more soon! Thank you so much!

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Lavada Parker

Love the colors, cant wait to use them.

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Broken tiles great colors

I did not know what to expect but the colors were perfect for the project I was doing. Thanks a bunch and I will be shopping with you again.

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MosiacNewbie

Very prompt, fast service. The pieces were bigger than I expected, but that is good because I can shape them now however I want. Very happy!

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I just received my order. I wanted to tell you that I was very impressed with how well the tiles were wrapped and how the box was so thickly padded to protect the tiles. I am very happy with my tiles. I plan to order from you again.

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Fast, prompt and professional service.

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Great transaction.

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I received my items so quickly..that's a good thing..

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