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Enrich Kitchen Design with High Relief Tiles

Enrich Kitchen Design with High Relief Tiles

I am sure you have sometimes a feeling that your kitchen needs some change, but you do not know where to start. I propose to start with ceramic tiles. Enrich kitchen design with high relief tiles. Believe me. By only transforming the kitchen backsplash, the overall look of the room will make you love your kitchen even more. High relief tiles are one of the most extraordinary types of Mexican Talavera tiles. The most crafted of them all, these colorful tiles with relief will add a little bit of extravaganza to any style kitchen.

kitchen ceramic talavera tiles in relief style from Mexico

Mexican Talavera tiles are a traditional type of hand-painted pottery that is commonly used for kitchen counters and backsplashes as well as bathroom walls, patio, and garden dining areas. The Talavera design is often very intricate, with images or patterns that pop out from the white body. In the case of decorative high relief tiles, the pattern is even more enhanced by engraving the design on top of the ceramic tile. These designs can be animal figures or symbols from Mexican culture and history. Hand-painted Talavera tiles can be used as a part of an overall design scheme in your kitchen for backsplashes, countertops, and flooring. Some people use broken tiles to decorate smaller objects like a flower vase or cutting board. Sometimes a kitchen table con de embellished with Talavera tiles as a tabletop, however, relief tiles are not recommended for that purpose as their surface is not even. All in all, Mexican relief tiles add a bright and fun atmosphere and make kitchens feel more social and inviting by helping to break up the space with beautiful artwork. It is not a coincidence that Talavera tiles are so popular in Mexico that also is a great expert in having parties, barbecues, and spending lots of time cooking delicious salsas and more.

Mexican style tiles are more than just beautiful, they can be functional too. They come in two sizes and vibrant designs that offer thousands of color combinations. They make a great addition to enrich kitchen design with high relief tiles as they have been used for centuries to decorate walls, floors, and ceilings. The designs are inspired by various cultures that have a common history such as Spain, Morocco, and the latest-Mexico. The art of hand-painted relief tiles has traveled through continents getting more and more exquisite and rich. Today, our clients can choose from such a great variety of designs that any kitchen renovation project will find suitable floor and wall Talavera tiles, whether traditional or modern.

Mexican Tiles with Vintage style

Mexican Tiles with Vintage style

If you wish to add a splash of color into your décor, there are some easy and economic options such as wallpapers, special paints for furniture, or wall paints with unique hues. However, only tiles can provide an alluring and artistic effect combined with a long-term guarantee of protecting the surface. Wallpaper or paint can easily get wet and ruined. It is also more complicated to get rid of stains on a painted wall. For all that reason, our decorative Talavera Tiles are the most effective material to cover walls, counters, floors, or stair risers. In the case you want additionally to create an old-world ambience, Mexican tiles with a vintage style will help you achieve that in an instant.

Mexican ceramic tiles hand painted in vintage style


Why can our Mexican Talavera tiles boost a vintage style better than any other ceramic or cement tiles? In the modern market, it is possible to produce replicas that imitate to perfection things from past ages. However, with a closer look, the clients will be able to see a modern execution with unfortunately lower standards and unimpressive quality. However, our handmade ceramic tiles that including high relief tiles, kitchen tile murals, and many other types, are all made according to the traditional techniques brought to Mexico around the XVI century. With origins in Puebla, Mexican Talavera tile production is a craft undertaken by skilled artisans and pottery craftsmen. The name of this type of tiles comes from the Spanish production of Majorca- glazed tiles in the Southern city, Talavera de la Reina. Nowadays Mexican tiles with vintage style are a synonym of handmade, high-quality Mexican tiles because only in this country this tradition has remained alive. To obtain a unique glaze of our decorative, ceramic tiles we use various types of native clay that are indigenous to Mexico. Each piece goes through an initial firing and then is hand-dipped into a glaze which forms the milky-white background of every design. Designs are then dusted onto the pieces using a stencil and charcoal powder. Finally, each piece is hand-painted and fired for a second time at a higher temperature. This is how you can distinguish authentic craft from mass production and achieve an antique-looking effect.

Initially, only cobalt blue was used as a pigment. Therefore, if you visit antique minors and haciendas, you will find them decorated with a blue cobalt tile on a whitewashed background. The cobalt blue was the most expensive pigment making it a status symbol of prestige. With time, Mexican artisans had introduced other colors and patterns that are important for their culture from the per-Hispanic to their Spanish heritage. In the most classic option, there are only six permitted colors: blue, yellow, black, green, orange, and brown, and these colors are made from natural pigments. However, because we want to fulfill all our client’s requests, we can manufacture a customized project upon individual order. Finally, our customer enjoys a broad range of patterns to be able to decorate their kitchen walls, hacienda-style bathrooms, or custom kitchen backsplash.

Blue and White Talavera Tiles

Blue and White Talavera Tiles

If you desire to bring the Colonial or Mediterranean style to your home, consider adding classic elements of Mexican architecture and interior designing such as bold colors, ethnic textiles and of course, handcrafted Mexican tiles. If you want to lean towards a more classic Southern design, consider adding blue and white Talavera tiles that bring both, rustic charm and exotic elegance. Our Mexican Talavera tiles offer infinitive ways of application in use in the decoration of the interiors and exteriors of any style of home. The broad range of our ceramic products will make your next renovation project an experience that you will want to repeat. With the most classic of them all, blue and white Talavera tiles, your home transforms into a Southern-induced sanctuary.

blue and white talavera tiles

Ceramic, wall tiles, kitchen tile murals and high relief tiles, all offer numerous and creative solutions to decorate walls, counters, floors and even tabletops. In the case of blue and white Talavera tiles, the homeowners might find them suitable when a dash of color is needed in bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms and patios. In the beginning, the majority of Mexican, decorative tiles were created by using cobalt blue and white. Why? It actually was a symbol of social position. Everyone knew that the blue pigment was the most expensive and most difficult to find on the market. For others to know your status, the exterior facades of rich families' residencies were decorated with those tiles. Until now, the tourist can enjoy beautiful Colonial architecture embellished by Mexican blue and white tiles all around Mexico. With time, new hues were added to the traditional technique of Talavera tiles. As a consequence, our collection of varicolored, ceramic Mexican tiles include patterns in yellow, green, terracotta, brown, purple and of course cobalt blue and white. Combining those vibrant colors in complex and stunning designs is what makes our Talavera ceramic sinks and tiles unique and priceless. From copper range hoods, iron chandeliers to multicolored Talavera tiles, all of our unique items are done in a traditional, artisan way. Our experienced artisans create incredible Talavera tile designs by conveying their way of seeing the world, art and their beautiful country. Being able to own such unique tiles with their “imperfections” of being done manually, gives additional value to our decorative tile murals and tiles.

Blue and white tiles can also help you enhance the coastal feel in your beach house. There are many tile designs that look modern and quite versatile and that can be used in modern ambiences. Additionally, the latest trend is to combine new with old in a coherent eclectic décor and once again, our classic blue and white handmade Talavera tiles come in handy.

Mexican Talavera Kitchen Wall Tiles

Mexican Talavera Kitchen Wall Tiles

Warm, inviting and vibrant, using Mexican Talavera kitchen wall tiles will create a surprising and breathtaking effect that will be an envy of all your guests. By revamping your kitchen’s décor with bright tones, decorative tiling and fine Mexican detailing your entire home can take on a new character. Talavera tiles from Mexico can introduce a powerful change in your interiors and the kitchen walls are the best display for that. There are countless ways of using Mexican ceramic for embellishing kitchen walls. Having thousands of patterns and different types of tiles at your service, infinitive creative techniques open up to add character and lightness to your kitchen.

kitchen wall tiles

We are convinced that decorating a kitchen wall with ceramic Mexican Talavera kitchen wall tiles will be fun for any homeowner. You do not have to own a hacienda style home to build up a Southern vibe in your interiors. What you really need is the boldness to explore the multicolored world of our handmade ceramic tiles and good decorative ideas. From going full Mexican with ceramics on the walls, counters, kitchen table to introducing some small drops of Southern feel with a subtle, Mexican accent tiles or native style potteries and textile, Mexican pottery offers you a broad spectrum of styles that you can introduce into your interiors. Start by choosing your main colors that will fit your existing décor or your brand new kitchen furniture and appliances. Take into account the material you will be used for floors and counters or shelves and then have a look at our extensive collection of Mexican Talavera wall tiles. You might want to use just a dash of Southern décor, enough amount of authentic, local craft to add interest to your main wall. Consider adding an accent line of a bold pattern that will suit plain color tiles. By that, you do not overwhelm the space with too many designs but still, add fun and energy into your kitchen. Another idea to decorate your walls, and especially a kitchen backsplash, is to install one of our kitchen tile murals. Our murals present Mexican landscapes including nature, countryside and Colonial cities. Many of them are perfect for a kitchen environment because they depict a still nature including delicious food, fruits and beverages. You can find them in many sizes and both, horizontal and vertical. Finding your ideal ceramic tile mural will add an effortless combination of Mexican craft with fine art bringing Spanish and Mexican heritage to your backsplash.

After choosing the main, background color, think about the hues you want for edging. You might choose normal wall tiles. However, high relief tiles with a beautifully crafted two-dimensional pattern could also work in that case. Be bold with your choices. Take inspiration from the work of Mexican artists, artisans and architects. If you have ever been to Mexico, probably you could have observed that they do not fear to combine the hues you would never imagine together and the result looks fabulous. The main colors used for Talavera tiles production are white, cobalt blue, green, terracotta, yellow and sometimes black. Most of our designs are created by mixing those primary colors.

Mexican Talavera Tiles

Mexican Talavera Tiles


Mexican pottery art is very versatile and represents folk art that is a blend of not only indigenous civilisations but also European cultures that had close contact with this wonderful country over the centuries. One of the most recognisable ceramic products is the Mexican Talavera tiles that enclose classic Spanish style, Moorish heritage and Mexican creativity. If you are looking for a bright, colorful and striking design for the kitchen, bathroom, lobby or garden, our beautifully crafted handmade tiles will not disappoint you.

 

mexican talavera tiles

Even though the oldest pottery pieces from Mesoamerica are 4500 years old and all the ethnic groups from Mexico had elaborated decorative items made of clay, the origin of the Mexican Talavera tiles coincides with the encounter between the endemic population of Mexico with Spanish conquerors. Spain was the country that had the biggest impact on what is today known as Talavera ceramic from Mexico. The Spanish monks had spread the technology of the potter’s wheel, the enclosed kiln, lead glazes, pigments extracted from metal oxides around the native people of Mexico. From this encounter, the local pottery artists started to create their own version of classic Talavera tiles that represents Mexican symbols and designs unknown to Europeans. Due to this clash of cultures, today we are still able to purchase the most stunning handmade tiles that enhance the Southern feel in its finest version. If you have a look at our collections of kitchen tile murals, Mexican tiles and high relief tiles, you will discover thousands of unique designs in all kinds of color combinations. This impressive versatility gives endless decorative options for homeowners and interior designers.

The decorative Talavera tiles are made of a mixture of three different clays found in the state of Guanajuato in the vicinity of Dolores Hidalgo used for forming the tiles. Once they are dry they are handcrafted with many different patterns or plain colors. Being a durable material, our ceramic tiles have a lot of application in decorating both interior and exterior of houses in the USA and Canada. If you want to create a Hacienda or Colonial style in your home or just simply add some rustic feel to your interiors, the Talavera tiles are the best and easiest way to do it. They can work as a surprising accent to go with more contemporary applications made in a more neutral color palette. Mexican venues such as restaurants and bars can also benefit from our Mexican Talavera tiles.

High Relief Tiles for Garden

High Relief Tiles for Garden

 

What is the key to successful summer garden parties, barbecues and al fresco dining? Of course, the most important is the company, but selecting the right outdoor décor helps a lot in creating an entertaining and cozy atmosphere for all your friends and family. One of the most striking options for adding a welcoming feeling in the garden, patio or even veranda is to focus on colorful and rustic decoration and for that high relief tiles for a garden will be your best allies.

high relief tiles
Prepare and refurbish your garden so you can enjoy it at any time of the year. The right garden design makes staying outdoors your lifestyle. Even in the wintertime, you can organize entertaining gathering around the fire pit. Mexican Talavera tiles, fired from strong and high-quality red clay, withstand almost any climate and therefore are very popular material to use in garden and patios renovation in the United States and Canada. As closest neighbours of Mexico, homeowners in that region love bringing some Southern flair into their home projects. After all, the Mexican style cannot exist without a well designed and multicolored patio. Of all of the types of ceramic tiles, high relief tiles for the garden are the most impressive ones. A tile with a relief pattern stand out more and will make a huge impact even if used in small quantity. You could for instance decorate the counters, walls and floors with accent high relief tiles and cover the rest of the surfaces with stronger and larger panels made of frostproof tiles. Our decorative Mexican tiles offer thousands of patterns and color combinations. You can create a real work of ceramic art with them and being able to offer so many models, makes them an easy element to match with the existing layout. Our high relief tiles can make a wonderful mosaic matched with classic terracotta tiles and look just as lively and fun as they can do in kitchens and bathrooms. Plus, they are very easy to clean and maintain and that is a very helpful thing having in mind all the barbecues we are going to organize in spring and summer.


Handcrafted, ceramic tiles have a special, vintage feel that fits into garden settings very well. They might look antique, just as if they were in your garden for centuries. However, it is so easy to install them that you can actually change them often to make a perfect fit with your new patio dining set or chill our zone pieces of furniture. Additionally, high relief tiles for a garden will help you to set a clear distinction between different zones like separating a swimming pool area or fire pit area from the dining space.