Talavera Set includes:
4¼ x 4¼ in. - 25 tiles
Approximate overall dimension:
20 x 20 in.
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.
• 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.
|Installation||• For Installation Recommendations refer to our Installation Guide|
WOW. These tiles are gorgeous. The box arrived in a timely fashion, packed tight and secure. All tiles in excellent condition. As soon as we figure out the pattern we're going with on our kitchen floor, we'll be ordering more. Thank you!
Everything about the process was great -- and the tiles, so carefully packed, arrived in beautiful shape. Already getting so many compliments - I wish I hadn't waited so long to do this!
"Even before installation there is excitement among my friends to see the finished backsplash in my kitchen. The beautiful tiles arrived promptly, carefully packaged, with no breakage. In central Ohio displays of your stunning art in homes is not common, however, I believe favorable comments will follow the completion of my project, and there may be inquiries about your company. I appreciate the talent that produced these unique ceramic tiles. Thank you to the artists and skilled craftsmen whose product I will now enjoy."
These tiles are beautiful and truely hand painted. My wife is big on finding the "printing dots" on fake tiles, so she gave these a good inspection. Another plus is they cost less than 1/2 of what the fake "hand-painted" tiles at the box stores do. We both appreciate the craftsmanship. These will be tiled into a Spanish/Craftsman-style fireplace mantel.
Tiles are quite beautiful and arrived nicely packaged quickly with no defects!
i have ordered two sets of these beautiful tiles at 2 different times, and couldn't be happier with their beauty, and their packaging [no breakage at all either time], and the swift timeliness of their delivery.Truly a great experience. Will do again, I'm sure.