Our classic styles reflect the traditional designs and colors of Mexican Talavera tiles: white and blue, with sometimes a little yellow and green, and simple geometrical designs. These tiles can complement a surprising number of media. As dot accents with terra cotta or brick. As a line of color next to a white or gray marble or stone such as travertine. As a subtle, yet festive field pattern for a wall…or even underneath an exterior balcony.
Nothing could be more basic than ceramic tile. Made of two of nature’s most common materials, water and earth, it is dried in the air, then transmuted by fire. The term ceramic refers to any mixture of clay and other nonorganic materials that is shaped and fired into a solid object.
A ceramic tile is designed to provide a finished surface in an architectural setting. In fact, the word tile comes from the Latin verb tegere, meaning to cover. While a tile is shaped differently from other ceramics, such as a dinner plate, coffee mug, or lamp base, its ingredients are virtually the same. Basic though tiles are, they come in an astounding variety of glazes, sizes and shapes. A fundamental understanding of the functions and performance of the different types is the key to a successful installation….from: Tiles: choosing, design and living with ceramic tile
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.