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Terra Cotta Talavera Mexican Tile

Talavera Solid

Item# 10801
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All pricing is per tile.
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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.

Terra Cotta 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: V1 - Generally Uniform
Crazing: C3 - Substantial
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

Tiles per Square foot
SIZE (in.) NUMBER OF TILES
1x1 81 tiles
2x2 36 tiles
3x3 16 tiles
4 1/4 x 4 1/4 9 tiles
6x6 4 tiles


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.
Installation For Installation Recommendations refer to our Installation Guide

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4.63 out of 5 (8 reviews)
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Talavera Tile

All of my transactions with TYF have been 5+stars from beginning to end. High quality, reasonable pricing, fast delivery & outstanding support. Tile arrived exceptionally well packaged.

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I am so happy with your business and tiles!! I received my first order two days after ordering and not one tile was broken. Thank you so much. I do need a few more to finish my job. Thank you again.

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Fireplace tiles

We ordered and received 5 different tile colors/patterns. Each one was beautiful and excellent quality. Delivery was prompt, and packaging was very sufficient to assure none were damaged. It was easy to reach a real person on the phone when I had a question, they were very knowledgeable and helpful. I'm searching for another project to tile!

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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

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We love the tile. Each one is even more beautiful than the images on your website, even though the photos do the tiles justice-so we really felt comfortable with what we were buying. Price is right, and customer service is great. Thank you.

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Items arrived intact, but their return policy is not consumer friendly. I bought several batches of tile from them and lots of samples, but when one batch was the wrong color (hard to tell on the web) the chap who answered the phone was very standoffish and not at all sympathetic...

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Great...

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Beautiful tiles and delivery was prompt.

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