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Broken Decorative - Talavera Mexican Tile

Talavera Broken Decorative

Item# 99999-D
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All pricing is per pound.
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All pricing is per pound.
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A pound of broken Talavera tiles covers an area of approximately 0.33 sqf.


Talavera tiles are NOT frost resistant, they should not be used on outdoor installations with potential freezing temperatures.


PLEASE NOTE: Colors & variety of your broken tile order will vary upon availability.


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

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
WEIGHT (lb.) QUANTITY (sq.ft.)
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 4x4 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.

• 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

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4.85 out of 5 (13 reviews)
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Broken Tiles

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.

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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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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,

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Lavada Parker

Received my broken tiles and am thrilled!! Can't wait to use them.

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Just as assorted broken tiles should be - and with a few 2" squares to boot!

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Broken tiles

Just completed my first mosaic project and I love these tiles. The colors are vivid and the patterns beautiful.

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Great tiles

The broken tiles i purchased were perfect for the mosic project i Had to complete. Great serice. I would hoghly recommend

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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>>>>>>

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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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Beautiful Tiles

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.

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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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