Ceramic High Relief Border Tile Santa Paola
Malibu tiles are glazed and decorated by hand using a technique called “cuerda seca” or “dry cord”. It implicates that every single drop of colored glaze is carefully applied by the artist using a bulb syringe. Therefore, extreme attention to detail is required to create a unique and exquisite tile of unparalleled beauty.
- Twice as thick as traditional tiles: 0.40"
- Rich texture you can feel at touch
- We can customize any design and size.
- Available sizes: 2"x2", 3"x3", 4 ¼" x 4 ¼" , 6"x6" and 8"x8" (Select below)
- OPTIONAL FROST PROOF ( upon request)
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These beautiful ceramic high relief talavera tiles will bring colorful and happy vibrations anywhere you decide to install them. They are unique, each hand painted having their own personality. More than a plain decoration, these Mexican tiles will create a warm and cheerful environment to lift your mood at any time. The artisans passion and love for their work in these tiles are easily shown at first glance.
Available in 2x2"; 3x3", 4x4" and 6x6"; we can also customize very much any design-size you may need.
Our Talavera tiles are one of our most lovable arts in our catalog, from Australia to Canada, we are glad they are reaching far lands and making someone's home a bit more "Feliz".
Size: 2x2", 3x3", 4.25x4.25" and 6x6" - 0.40" thick (frost-proof).
Note: If you have an specific size requirement we most likely can help, please contact us with your request.
Material: Clay pottery ceramic hand painted with lead free paint, hard glazed at high temp ovens following the tradition of Talavera process and the high relief tecnique 'cuerda seca'.
These High Relief tiles have an additional layer of a red body bisque and double thickness, making them frost proof and of longer durability. If you want a tile for your outdoors in frozen temps and that will last for generations, these are for you.
Note: Due to different monitor color resolutions what you see may differ a bit for what you get.
If you need a better color match, or want to make sure you get what you need, please contact us. We can arrange for samples or other ways to help you.
Finding the best talavera tiles Artisans in Mexico is not an easy job, that's why I'm glad to present you the top best. His quality, reliability, care for the environment and their employees is what you can count on.
I've being working with Mr. Norberto Cortes for several years and together we are bringing these wonderful tiles to the rest of the world. Mr. Cortes specializes in the high relief tiles,ceramic and frost-proof tiles.
Mr. Norberto Cortes
Mr. Cortes reputation of excellent quality and durable tiles is widely known. His work has being recognized with several awards as: "Arch of Europe Gold Star for Quality" and the Brazilian "Medalha de Ouro".s. He specializes in the superior frost-proof and High relief tiles.
Mr. Cortes is the 3rd generation of a family dedicated to the Talavera process since back when the Spanish people came to Mexico. They have focus on improving his methods to achieve higher resistant tiles. Here is Mr. Cortes own words:
"The legacy of deep spanish roots and moorish style blend whith natural talent and colour-acuteness in Mexican Crafsmanship, are ever-present attribute in our Talavera Tiles.
We manufacture the finest glazed titles for creating finishing details of a unique beauty in any building project.
The formula for reaching and maintaining this category consists in using only the best local and imported raw-materials, plus and correct manufacturing process combined whith the natural skills of our craftsmen.
The Manufacturing excelence in Azulejos Talavera Cortés® is a shining example of World Class Craftsmanship."
I'm fortunate to have met Mr. Cortes as I'm sure you will when you receive your package a big whaooo awaits you.
In the name of these two wonderful Artisans, their family and employees, thank you and enjoy a piece of Mexico in your place.
Delivery tIme: 10-15 business days (USA)
15-20 business days (Canada)
20-25 business days (All other countries)
- All our shipments are covered with insurance for any loss or breakage during transit.
- We use DHL, Fedex and EMS for better service and full tracking on line.
- Customs/import fees may apply for your country, please check with your local agencies for specifics. You are responsible to pay for these fees
- If you have a big order we can ship by truck or ocean freight, for a cheaper option for your high quantity order ( usually 500 tiles or more). Please contact us to request a shipping quote for this option.
- We use a professional packing company for all our shipments, your art will go very well protected with at least 2" of foam all around, bubble wrapped and when necessary double boxed. Rest assure it will reach you safe and sound. We have a record of minimum broken pieces if any.
How do I install my Mexican Tiles?
We highly recommend you hire an specialist in tiles installation, however if you decide to do it yourself we can give you a few suggestions: Please check this link for a detailed step by step installation process: How to install mexican tiles
Talavera Mexican tiles are installed very much as any other ceramic tile, however due to the handcrafted process the look will be more rustic and less perfect, but this is the real beauty of it, you get a very unique decoration nobody else would have.
How do I clean my Mexican Tiles?
Taking care of your talavera tiles is simple, just use a MILD cleanser and water, you will notice they get easily clean. Don't use abrasive cleansers or bleachers they will eventually damage your tile glaze finish.
How long will it take to have my order delivered?
Please check our shipping information tab for specific timing for your country.
Why can it take long time to deliver my handicraft?
A true handcrafted art is made per order, this allows the Artisan to use fresh materials and take the time to make a wonderful piece, at the same time giving our customers a unique opportunity to specify any requirement they may need or want, so you get a chance to request your unique ideas/designs.
We believe in keeping low to zero inventory helps many ways: Environment, low costs, space, energy, etc, and we are happy to pass those savings to you and give more to the Artisan, that is the beauty of working directly with the handcrafters: You get what you really want.
We appreciate your patience, however if you are in a rush we also can help you by hiring more Artisans or having the family's Artisan work together, so please feel free to contact us if you need your Mexican Art by an specific date. We most surely can supply your needs.
"One picture says more than thousand words, here are some ideas from our customer's decorative projects; Talavera Tiles are a happy and colorful addition to any room, outdoors, stairs, pool area, etc. Feel free to let your mind create adventurous and unique decorative ideas. Enjoy the always up lifting moments in your Mexican tiled environment". Please check out our showroom