Ceramic tiles, talavera tiles, painted tiles, handmade tiles and even more tiles. There are so many different ceramic tiles made around the world that it would be difficult to mention them all. Let's concentrate on decorative tiles handmade in Mexico. There are a number of production techniques and applications. For example talavera tiles can be painted with Spanish or folk images as well as supplied in plain color.
One of the best sellers are relief tiles. They are handcrafted the way the pattern is raised above ceramic tile background. Those tiles are quite expensive but on the other hand incredibly decorative. Often used for kitchen backslashes, stair risers and swimming pool areas. You can buy them 4x4 and 6x6 inch tile sizes in over three hundred styles. Those relief ceramic tiles are also about one and a half inch thick made of semi porcelain material. It can withstands low temperatures so ceramic tiles made of it can be installed outside the house in regions of the country with winter conditions.