Verde Hoja Talavera Mexican Tile
All pricing is per tile.
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.
Verde Hoja 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.
• Tiles are Not Frost Resistant. Outdoor use in areas where freezing temperatures are not common.
• Wet areas such as showers, pools or fountains.
• 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.
• For a comparison of variation and crazing degrees refer to Variation and Crazing Details
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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.
|Installation||• For Installation Recommendations refer to our Installation Guide|
What a pleasure dealing with Tierra y Fuego. I am working on a couple of decorating projects and ordered the green and yellow 2x4 tiles. The colors and size were perfect!. I am looking forward to ordering much, much more.
Love this sea green color. Will look great with my mexican tile table we are building. Prompt service and everything arrived without any problems.
Just to let you know that my order has arrived, all the tiles were very neatly packed, and all arrived in one piece!! Thank you so very much. Am thrilled with them.
Hello - I rec'd the order yesterday afternoon and love everything! Thank you!
All the tiles were perfect! Great colors! Will order from you again in the future.
It is impossible to purchase Talavera tile at stores in Minnesota. The products we ordered were packed very well, and delivered in a timely manner. They are very well described, and the colors in the photographs are true to the colors you receive.
My local talavera tile store owner said he couldn't order the tile I needed due to the violence in Mexico. Three days later, Tierra y Fuego had them delivered to my workplace in mint condition.
This company was wonderful. Everything was shipped the day I ordered it and the tile I received was packaged very well and beautiful. Thanks to them I have a bit of Mexico in my Maine house.