Talavera tiles are a Mexican art form that date back to the time of the conquest. They are handmade, durable, and beautiful. Talavera tiles have been used in many ways including floors, walls, and furniture. Nowadays one of the most used designs are the Moroccan style Talavera tiles which are well known for their high relief of the Arabesque style. These Arabesque tiles were created in Spain from the combination of Moorish and local tile craft, and they were used to decorate the Alhambra palace in Spain. The tile’s popularity has grown because of its unique exotic design, which is both intricate and eye-catching. The word “Talavera” comes from the name of a city called Talavera de la Reina in Spain. The Spanish introduced this type of tile-making to Mexico when they arrived in the 16th century. In Mexico, these tiles were known as “tejuelos” or “tegula” before they were renamed “Talavera” by the Spaniards.
As the first glimpse of your home, the interior design of your lobby can either attract or discourage your guests from getting to know your home further. With the right design, you can create a patchwork pattern which gives a welcoming atmosphere that will make your visitors feel invited or at least intrigued by the unique solutions. Installing colorful and vibrant Moroccan style Talavera tiles in a hallway can do more than just set a fun and elegant tone. These handcrafted Mexican tiles are also a suitable material for a room where everyone will be walking right outside in sometimes wet or dirty shoes. Durable and waterproof, Talavera ceramic tiles are sure to withstand heavy foot traffic. With a wide range of decorative Talavera tile designs and textures to help you create a warm and seductive atmosphere for your guests.
This is perhaps the greatest benefit of using our Mexican design tiles for floors and walls. Colorful and vibrant high relief tiles paired with warm terracotta floor tiles will make a great first impression. Mexican terracotta tiles are the go-to choose for estate-style homes that value natural, sustainable materials in neutral tones that work well with most shades. Plus, since the tiles are handcrafted, no two tiles are the same, giving them a rustic charm. When choosing a Talavera tile pattern, think carefully about which color scheme fits your current decor. There are several types of Mexican tiles to choose from to create a harmonious transition from one surface to another (for example, wooden floors and tiled walls). On the other hand, Talavera border tiles can help close small spaces in your hallway. Another idea that came from the colonial heritage of Mexico is to create an arch, a tiled frame around the front doors. This is a unique application for our Morocco-inspired Mexican tile that is sure to create a joyful atmosphere in your home.