- All Weather Porcelain Talavera Tile
All Weather Porcelain Talavera Tile
Artisan ceramics from Mexico is a tradition that dates back to the 16th century, when the demand for ceramics in the colony of New Spain (Mexico), out grew the supply from the old world. Puebla, became for over two the center of production for tile in Mexico, and remains the only place in which ceramic studios can receive official certification by the government as creators of authentic Talavera ceramics. The name Talavera comes from the town of Talavera de la Reina in central-west Spain, where a variation of the Italian Majolica (or Mayolica) ceramic was created. Majolica and Talavera share a tin oxide white glaze as their base.
Latin Accents is unique from all other tile manufacturers and importers in that we have combined this ancient tradition of tile decoration with European ceramic technology in ways that respond to the aesthetic and installation demands of most of North America and Europe. No other Talavera tile has undergone the laboratory tests that ours have to assure its ability for installation in all climates, and for resistance to pool chemicals. No other Mexican tile has been designed to complement the subtle earth toned ceramics and stone commonly used throughout homes in the US. In addition, no other Latin ceramic enterprise offers a compliment of molding and trim products, in both traditional clay and all weather porcelain, to meet your designer’s demands for both exterior and interior tile installations.
Available tile sizes are: 2" x 2", 4" x 4" (nominally 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"), 3" x 6" (nominally 5 3/4" x 2 7/8"), and 6" x 6" (nominally 5 3/4" x 5 3/4"). Tiles are kept in stock for selected designs show on the following pages.
Designs that are otherwise available in the traditional clay body can be special ordered upon request.
Talavera tiles have many creators among Mexican tile companies, but only Latin Accents offers both artistic handcrafted porcelain tile and traditional clay body ceramic tile for use in all climates and all installations. Porcelain pool tile that is tested to be frost resistant or for stair riser accent tile, outdoor kitchen tile decoration, retaining wall tile or for use in fountains are possible with our unique exterior tile creations. Similarly it can be used as decorative tile for kitchen backsplashes, bathroom sink and tile, and as floor tile accents.
Latin Accents' traditional ceramic clay body for use indoors or in mild climates, are made of handcrafted tile bodies for a more rustic look. Our talavera tile designs are almost entirely uniquely ours. Latin Accents' Catalina tile line has been created to complement as accent tile, patios of natural stone, terra cotta and earth toned ceramics, bringing a new direction to the Mexican talavera tile tradition.