Broken Decorative - Talavera Mexican Tile
Talavera Broken Decorative
All pricing is per pound.
1 square foot area requires approximately 3 pounds of broken tile. This product is sold by the pound, not by box, therefore we may consolidate orders into one box.
PLEASE NOTE: Colors & variety of your broken tile order 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 Decorative - Talavera Mexican Tile
• 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.
• Note: Some tiles may not be broken. We sell them as material appropiate 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|
Very Nice Tiles, Require Some addition Breaking for Mosaic
I am very pleased with the tiles. They are absolutely beautiful, were packaged well and arrived fairly quickly. They were mostly large pieces that needed to be broken into much smaller shards in order to use for mosaic, but that's part of the fun.
I had been wanting to do a mosaic table for my patio for a long time, and finally decided to get to it. In my mind I knew I wanted to make it with traditional bright colored Mexican tile. I did a search and found what I was looking for at Tierra y Fuego. I was so excited when the tile arrived; safely packed I might add. And the tiles were beautiful! Just what I pictured in my mind. I’m currently looking around for another small table to do and I will definitely be purchasing more tile.
not what I expected!
Very disappointed! didn't look like anything close to what the picture looked like. I was tempted to send it back but the expense to do so on top of the 15.00 to receive it i not worth it.
The web site and the staff are both excellent - When I received the product it was not exactly at the high level of quality that I have come to expect from Tierra Y Fuego.
Good Going Guys!
I loved the selection of broken tiles. The pieces were large and just fine for my mosaics. Shipment was quick and accurate. Website easy to use, even for a computer-unsavvy 75 year-old.
the tile is broken in large pieces. excellent colors and quality.
Order of Broken tiles
I am so happy I found Tierra Y Fuego as a resource for tiles. I do decorative tile work and the variety in the pounds of broken tiles is great. Because of the colors, designs and quality of the tiles I look forward to ordering more products from them.
Loved the broken tiles but was a little disappointed of the lack of variety. I was hoping for a lot of different tiles with different colors. Half of my tiles were full of color which I loved. The other half were just white with one color. The whole box looked like they came from maybe (3) different tiles total. I did however like the price and the speed of the order.
YAY! My tiles have arrived!! They are quite perfect and I'll be ordering more soon! Thank you so much!
Broken decorative talavera tiles
As yet I haven't received the tiles but I am quite excited about receiving them. Unfortunately the postal charges to Australia deems it rather prohibitive to place any further orders. If there was a cheaper way of sending them it would be fantastic,
Received my broken tiles and am thrilled!! Can't wait to use them.
Just as assorted broken tiles should be - and with a few 2" squares to boot!
Just completed my first mosaic project and I love these tiles. The colors are vivid and the patterns beautiful.
The broken tiles i purchased were perfect for the mosic project i Had to complete. Great serice. I would hoghly recommend
All good, just received the last box today. I am so happy, thank you so much. Your packing and care of the tiles is amazing, I cannot thank you enough. I will recommend you to everyone and anyone and will return to purchase more for my Mexican look home. You are a legend>>>>>>
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.
I love the Mexican tiles that I ordered. The web site was very easy to use, and the shipping was extremely fast and reasonable. I plan to order more tiles in the near future.
Fast, prompt and professional service.
I received my items so quickly..that's a good thing..
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