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Broken Decorative - Terra Nova Matte Ceramic Tile

Talavera Broken Decorative

Item# 99996-D
$1.75
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All pricing is per pound.
FINAL SALE No Exchanges - No Returns
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 - Terra Nova Matte Ceramic 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.

• 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: Matte
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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