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The History Behind Mexican Talavera Tiles

The History Behind Mexican Talavera Tiles

It feels amazing knowing the origin of decorative objects that we have at home. Sometimes people assume that what they have seen in a luxurious hotel or restaurants or even friends' place was made in an assembly line from some Chinese factory. They do not make any effort of getting to know the origin and story behind those handcrafted items. And it is where the authentic value of decorative items lies! As a company that manufactures only custom-made appliances and unique objects such as copper or iron range hoods, antique, freestanding bathtubs, and colorful ceramic sinks and tiles, we are proud to continue artisan tradition in metalsmith and pottery. Getting to know the history behind the Mexican Talavera tiles is the first step to understand how precious they are and to value them even more.Read more
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.

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.

Decorative Ceramic Tiles from Mexico

Decorative Ceramic Tiles from Mexico

Decorative ceramic tiles from Mexico are not only practical material that is easy to clean and maintain but they add a lot a pop of color and Southern brightness to any area you are remodelling. They provide a long-lasting wall or surface that will be a durable decorative addition to any household.

mexican ceramic tiles

There are many different ceramic tiles on the market. If you are looking for a rustic charm you should pay attention to the quality of glazed ceramic and the execution of the hand-painted designs. You would like to make sure that this product is really handmade by local artisans just as it is published. We are offering many options of decorative ceramic tiles from Mexico at Mycustommade ranging from wall tiles, Mexican relief tiles, broken tiles and stunning tile murals and much more. Each type of ceramic tile can be used both in the interior as well as the exterior of your home. You can install ceramic tiles in virtually any area you want and continue enjoying their warmth and beauty. The only limitations for Mexican tiles installations would be outdoor installations with potential freezing temperatures as they are not frost resistant. However, apart from that, any surface is suitable for those stunning pieces of ceramic. The remodelling projects including tile glazing are countless and such a fun thing to do. It is one of those activities you can even make by yourself such as decorating your tabletop with some vibrant Talavera tiles. The ideas for using a broken tiles collection is also limitless and a perfect DIY project for the whole family.

The most commonplace for Mexican handcrafted tiles would be kitchen wall, backsplash and counters as well as bathroom walls and counters. However, think outside of the box. Consider installing Mexican ceramic tiles in your rustic dining room using Spanish colonial designs that would go smoothly with wooden pieces of furniture and other vintage items. Talavera white and blue tiles are a perfect option for the outdoor decoration of your garden area, firework, door frame but they are regularly used in the kitchens as well to brighten the room. Mexican, Colonial houses are all ornamented with some sort of tiling project form a single tile with a number or a name of the villa to complex works of tiling art as a door frame or entire wall decoration. Bright up your entry with similar ideas and you will add a really welcoming feel to your entryway. Don't forget about the outdoors. You can use our decorative ceramic tiles from Mexico to embellish your swimming pool area (water-line for instance), barbecue area or the walls of your Southwest-inspired patio and veranda. If you have a fountain in your outdoor area, the ceramic tiles are a perfect match as well. 

 

Painted Mexican Talavera Tiles

Painted Mexican Talavera Tiles

Contemporary homes today are starting to make use of an old-time favorite as far as decorative tiles concern. Hand made Mexican rustic Talavera tiles are living their revival. Modern preferences have leaned towards painting all walls in white and install a large slab of marble or granite for a kitchen countertop, but the result tends to be quite flat. You can create diverse designs with painted Talavera tiles mosaic countertop and ceramic backsplash that undoubtedly add a lot of character and uniqueness to an upgraded home, and that is the reason why designers are taking another look at different handmade ceramic tiling options for kitchens, bathrooms, exteriors and decorative elements in general.

Planning custom home improvement project in Southern or more precisely Southeastern style, you should consider installing some of our incredible designs in Mexican Talavera tiles that even though are a very classic material, can create contemporary and surprising design concepts that will introduce new, exciting ideas with interesting uses of texture and materials. What a great idea to inject some warmth to the house interiors by installing hand painted Mexican talavera tiles on walls, counters and tabletops. Broken ceramic talavera tiles are for sale with many Mexican patterns painted on terracotta, blue, green and orange backgrounds for the most part. Our ceramic tiles are produced in Dolores Hidalgo, located in central Mexican state of Guanajuato. The tiles are hand cut and handcrafted in a traditional way that was passed from one generation to other.

mexican talavera tile

Being recognized as popular form of decorating haciendas, churches or fountains, the origin of those beautiful hand painted Mexican Talavera tiles leads to Spain. In the 16th centuries, the Spaniards brought their knowledge and the painted Talavera tiles became internationally acclaimed not only for Spanish production but also Mexican. Its unique style came out of a mix of Spanish, Arabic and European cultures. Nowadays, relief handcrafted Mexican tiles are produced as 2x2, 4x4 and 6x6 inch sizes. You can select your decorative ceramic tiles from Mexico with vivid patterns or rustic plain and include trims or tile borders made of the Talavera with the same or contrasting shades to achieve an accent pop of tones. With mosaics, you can design big splashes of vibrant color in the kitchen, entryway or bathroom. If you want a standard type, just use neutral colors to showcase several painted Mexican tiles with bold patterns, like a tabletop hand decorated with Talavera ceramic or you can frame your mirror or doorway with them to get this slight Southern accent.