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Black Talavera Mexican Tile

Talavera Solid

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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.

Black 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.

• Tiles are Not Frost Resistant. Outdoor use in areas where freezing temperatures are not common.

• Wet areas such as showers, pools or fountains. Gloss glazes are recommended for these installations since matte glazes may be subject to discoloration due to harsh substances that may be found 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: V3 - Moderate Variation
Crazing: C2 - Moderate
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
4¼ x 4¼ 8 tiles

Please Note: Customer is responsible for final quantity order.


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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4.13 out of 5 (8 reviews)
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Beautiful Tile

The tile was packaged very well with no breakage. Fast shipping thanks

5.0

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Excellent Service & Product

Tiles are very high quality. The shipping is fast and package extremely well so no breakage. I would recommend Tierra Y Fuego for all your talavera tile needs. Thanks

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Fantastic Tile

The tile quality is very superior, along with the craftmenship. The tiles were packaged very well with no damage upon delivery, I highly recommend Tierra Y Fuego for all your talavera tile needs. Thanks

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Mixed tile pieces great but problem with grey tiles

I bought grey tiles and a box of mixed pieces for my mosaics. When I cut the grey tiles they kept chipping on top so the white undercoat showed. I had to throw out many pieces. My fault for not returning these. The mixed tiles are lovely and work well for my use. Received the order quickly

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PJE

Although the quality of the tile appears to be good, the size is not the same. Suppose to be 4 1/4 and it is not. It's going to make putting tiles up a challenge. I ordered many different tiles and thought they would all be close to the same size, they all vary. Still love them! Have to order more, it's going to make a great backsplash in my remodeled kitchen.

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Ordered samples last week and very pleased with quality of product and timely delivery.

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Beautiful tile,thanks!

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The recent order of the tiles 1x1 arrived quickly and packaged carefully, as always. The tiles themselves were of the same high quality I've come to expect with Tierra y Fuego. Having ordered from you folks many times before, your tiles are beautiful - great selection and care taken with each order placed.

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