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Handmade Authentic Mexican Tiles

Handmade Authentic Mexican Tiles

Apart from stunning beaches, pre-Hispanic pyramids, mouth-watering cuisine, Mexico is also acknowledged for its art and crafts. Handmade authentic Mexican tiles are one of the most popular elements of local architecture and interior designing and they are living their revival all around the globe. Why is that- you could ask. Talavera tiles can become a powerful and surprising decorative tile accent in any part of your home, both in the interiors and outdoors. It is a very affordable way for astonishing makeover for kitchens, bathrooms, dining rooms, and patios.

hand painted mexican tiles decorating interior walls

Whether you want to revamp totally your décor or perhaps make a small rearrangement in your kitchen or bathroom, Mexican tile for walls and counters will make a great fit to add intensity and a lot of life into any area. There is a general trend for very minimalist homes that would include single-color walls, usually white, a large piece of marble for counters, and basically sleek and simple pieces of furnishing. On the other scope of interior design, we find the Southern-style that cherish rustic, “imperfect” elements, mixing earthly materials and adding tons of unique objects. With handmade authentic Mexican tiles, you can achieve more diverse and vibrant settings. It does not mean your décor will feel crowded or overwhelmed, at all. However, embracing the Southern vibe enable you to bring alluring color schemes and textures to your monochromatic layouts. Some can execute that using ethnic textiles; others through art. Us, we recommend our clients to take a different approach to their renovation projects and embrace the beauty and functionality of artisan-made Mexican tiles. The decorative ideas for the Talavera tiles application are endless! They are suitable for wet and damp spaces so you can be rest assured that they will withstand the conditions in bathrooms or balcony and patio.

Our company offers many types of rustic Mexican tiles to make your home transformation even easier. Discover the broad collection of custom tile murals that can embellish kitchen backsplashes, showers, garden or patio walls. Enjoy the uniqueness and incredible character of handmade high-relief tiles, suitable as a bold designing statement in any area from your home’s entry, as a frame for your vintage mirror greeting guests in the hallway, or as an accent tile in the kitchen for instance. Handmade, authentic Mexican tiles are sold in thousands of models that represent Southern ceramic heritage that includes Spanish white and blue Talavera patterns, Moroccan Arabesque, or Mexican abstract art. Despite being an old-century material, Mexican tiles are still surprising homeowners worldwide.

Decorative High Relief Tiles

Decorative High Relief Tiles

Recently we can observe a revival of interior designs emanating from countries where tiles are integral to the architecture and vibrant culture. Mexico, without a doubt, is one of them. The richly colored motifs of handcrafted Talavera tiles are brought to the level of fine arts with decorative high relief tiles. Those vivid and sophisticated tiles are small but evocative and can be combined together in many ways to create alluring patchwork designing setups in any area of your house or apartment.

If you are fond of the richness and flamboyant feel of the Mexican architecture, definitely, you will want to introduce decorative high relief tiles into your remodelling projects. Some of the most striking examples of public art in Colonial cities around Mexico explore the medium of Talavera tiles in all its forms from simple wall tiles, large and spectacular wall tile murals and most lavish high relief tiles. The raised relief pattern boosts the captivating appearance of a ceramic tile. Bring life and color with a bold statement of handcrafted ceramic relief tiles that will transform an ordinary room into a vibrant and colorful state-of-art space. What makes those relief tiles so special- you might ask. All Talavera tiles have a unique texture of a handmade product that enclose a rustic feel and small variations in color or shape of the pattern. However, this adds additional value to our handcrafted Mexican tiles as many of us prefer an artisan work rather than a perfect copy from an assembly line. In the case of Mexican tiles with relief, there are seen as even bigger assets due to their amazing three-dimensional motifs.

 

high relief tiles

 

How do we elaborate our decorative high relief tiles? The process involves a unique painting technique and it is more complex than producing normal Talavera tiles. Our experienced local artisans use an ancient relief technique that involves creating raised, three-dimensional elements that remain attached to a two-dimensional background of the same material, resulting in sculpted motifs that are raised from the surface. The craftsman, instead of using a traditional brash, is squeezing a small bottle with paint pouring it on the tile surface which was earlier designed with a hand drawing. Applying various colors the painter is leaving a substantial amount of paint, elevating particular elements from the background of the design. Once ceramic tiles are fired, the surface becomes very hard and the tile pattern can be easily distinguished not only by colors but especially by the raised relief pattern. The effect is mesmerizing and you can discover the whole collection of decorative high relief tiles at our online store.The application ideas are endless from adding kitchen ceramic tiles to your kitchen backsplash to decorating your doorway with Mexican, colorful tiles.

Kitchen Ceramic Tiles

Kitchen Ceramic Tiles

How can you transform a dull kitchen into a state-of-art, artistic space? You can of course invest in lavish and often overpriced kitchen cabinets and appliances. Or, on the other hand, add kitchen ceramic tiles which is a very affordable investment that will change completely the look of your cooking area. Installing Mexican tiles and tile murals are the simplest and quickest ideas to upgrade and spice up any area of your home in both interiors as exteriors.

painted kitchen ceramic tiles for a backsplash

Our Mexican tiles are handcrafted in the state of Guanajuato, famous for the production of unique craft, including traditional tiles. Our kitchen ceramic tiles represent the Mexican style of tile painting. The authentic Mexican style tiles are called often Talavera tiles. Their origin dates back to the 16th century when Mexico was under the colonial rule of Spain. You can, therefore, expect a rich mixture of Spanish, Portugues, Moorish and of course, Mexican cultures. From colorful, Mexican skulls, white and blue flowery patterns straight from Lisbon and harmonious, geometrical designs, our customers will be able to find the perfect tile for any style home. Our online collection of kitchen ceramic tiles have several, interesting categories to help our clients choose the ideal material for their remodelling projects. Firstly, you can choose between solid and patterned ceramic tiles. This saves you a little bit of time in scrolling between thousands of Mexican tiles and high-relief tiles models. Moreover, you have separated category for border tiles which are special patterned tiles used to highlight the wall or counters with a beautiful glazed finish. For constructors and interior designers, we have prepared a great deal that consists of Mexican tiles sold in lots. We prepare larger quantities of our hand-painted tiles from Mexico that match either in color or pattern so you do not have to worry about spending hours in front of the computer picking each tile model.

Why should you choose our kitchen ceramic tiles? Those products are made of ceramic covered with glaze to protect their surface against acidic foods and aggressive cleaning products. Kitchen is normally the area of the house that most suffers from our daily cooking activities. You want to protect the counters, backsplashes, tabletops and cabinets from getting way and stained. Our painted Talavera tiles can be used in "semi-wet" situations like around the kitchen sink or backsplashes. Their maintenance is super easy and you will only need a wet cloth with soap to erase most of the dirt.

Broken Mexican Color Tiles

Broken Mexican Color Tiles

In times where sustainability is no longer a trend but a must, interior designing cherishes the recycled materials like broken Mexican color tiles.  It incorporates them into thousands of remodeling projects that, in case of ceramic, glazed tiles can be easily undertaken by homeowners in fun and easy DIY activities. You can use our stunning, hand-made, Mexican tiles for both interiors and exteriors. The same applies to the cracked wall and floor tiles.

broken tiles diy project on the table

You have the option of buying our broken Mexican color tiles. We offer a smaller set that consists of 20 pounds of ceramic tile pieces and custom-broken Mexican tile lot that include an amount of the product that covers 220 square feet of the surface. This option is ideal for constructors and interior designers who tend to work in the substantial renovation that includes tiling. All tiles are hand-painted with solid colors which mean there are no patterns featured on the tile surface. The tiles are broken in two, three and four pieces in the majority of cases. If you are looking for a jazzier, distinctive look, you can check our offers for broken Mexican mosaic tiles that feature many broken Talavera tiles with remarkable designs. Our solid color lost can be used for decorating interior and exterior walls of restaurants, bars, and, of course, private residences. The good news is that Mexican tiles are water-resistant so they can be applied to the house veranda, patio, in the showers, bathrooms and swimming pool’ area.

One of the most popular ideas for broken tiles with solid colors is to use them to create vivid and bright mosaics on walls and floors. Another captivating, decorating project could be to apply these cheerful, broken ceramics on the kitchen counters and backsplashes. You can fill the backsplash surface with a mosaic and then frame it with entire, border tiles that we have also on sale. However, there are many, small-scale mosaic ideas that you can incorporate throughout your home and garden. The great thing about mosaics is that you cannot go wrong with something that is already broken. Consider, for instance, refurbishing your garden or dining room table. By placing broken Mexican color tiles on top of the table, you create an exceptional, Southern look and you also add durability to the surface.  As for the outdoors, you can make planters, tile-topped stepping stones, broken ceramic table tops and even pieces of art. We can easily imagine using broken, handcrafted Mexican tiles to decorate mirror frames or to do a tray or simply, a coaster. Another large renovation project, these cheerful, broken ceramics can be applied on the kitchen counters and backsplashes.

Decorating the Doorway with Mexican Ceramic Tiles

Decorating the Doorway with Mexican Ceramic Tiles

The painted Talavera tiles are in fashion and most importantly they are no longer exclusively used in the kitchen or bathroom. From complex and vivid Southern patterns to simpler, plain colored type, Mexican ceramic tiles are one of the favorite solutions for decorating the doorway with an unusual, chic and rustic style.

Mexican tiles decorating house doorway

Your lobby should transmit a welcoming, warm message and also it is a teaser of what your guest can see in the rest of your home. If you want to create a Southern feel in your residency or apartment, consider installing our Mexican, ceramic tiles on one of the walls of your doorway. Choose the wall you want to highlight and create an artistic area with one of our stunning Talavera patterns or perhaps mix several designs in one, unconventional patchwork piece. From simple tile to even more effective high relief tiles to Mexican tile murals, choose the option that goes better with the style of your home. All of our ceramic products are of great quality and will be a durable, stunning solution for a quick and effective makeover. As the hallway is the area that bridges the exteriors with interiors, perhaps you want to set up a greenery scene that gives a cohesive transition from your garden to the rest of your household. We have thousands of flowery patterns so emblematic for Mexican or Spanish tile craft that you can use for decorating the doorway.

If bold designs, using the whole wall embellished with hand-made Talavera tiles is too much for your taste but you still love having some of those rustic accents, you can add a mirror decorated with a tiled frame. A smaller tile mural in form of wall art is also an option for you. Additionally, we should not forget about the entry that can be enlivened with our ceramic products. Decorating the doors with tiles is an ancient technique that we can observe in the Morrocan architecture. It was then appropriated by Spanish culture and finally, it got to Mexico where until nowadays is a really fashionable and beautiful way of adding a powerful statement to the Southern look of the entry doors of the house. A wooden, shabby-looking doors with handcrafted, Mexican tiles trimming it, seems like a perfect match and is frequently used in Hacienda-like residencies. Add some ceramic flower planters, pots and other decorative elements to boost the Southern style.

Relief Ceramic Tiles

Relief Ceramic Tiles

Create a dramatic and artistic look with decorative relief ceramic tiles handmade in the cradle of the contemporary ceramic craft, Mexico. Need a vibrant and multicolor addition for your designing scheme in kitchens, bathroom, dining rooms or lobbies? Build some appealing visual effects with multidimensional high relief tiles.

relief tiles for a kitchen

More than three hundred designs, all handcrafted enable you to find the perfect match that will decorate the existing décor. Having so many patterns to choose from, it gives us the certainty that any customer will find a perfect Talavera tile for a broad range of styles from the farmhouse, Colonial or Southern to French countryside inspired. Depending on their application, ceramic relief tiles are offered in various sizes and the most standard ones are 3x3, 4x4 and 6x6 inches. While the smallest tile size is used as decorative accents, larger ceramics can be installed on the kitchen backsplash and bathroom walls. The largest relief tile size is often used on custom stair risers. Those are only some of the applications for our relief ceramic tiles that can also be installed in the semi-shaded exteriors like verandas or patios. As you can see relief ceramic tiles are a versatile material that can be used in the infinity of small and more ambitious interior design projects. However, we should not forget that the surface of Mexican relief tiles is uneven, you should perhaps avoid installing them on the floors in a highly transited areas or on kitchen counters and tables where you need a top to be smooth and regular for more comfortable eating and food preparation. Any other areas and especially kitchen backsplashes and stair risers are certainly suitable for these high-end tiles. For kitchen counters, we would recommend you to check our collection of Mexican Talavera tiles.

The kitchens and the bathrooms are the major protagonists for decorative relief tile's use as it is where most likely we will need tiling in general for aesthetics but also functional purposes. The kitchen ceramic tiles are a durable material and they are quite easy to maintain and clean so we want to install them in the areas we spend time on a daily basis. The relief tiles can be found in earthly and neutral colors but you probably want relief tiles to astonish with its delicate but sophisticated designs and textures. Therefore, many models embody the Mexican creativity and love for contrasting colors, jazzy designs with a dash of Mediterranean and Moorish heritage.