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Mexican Tile Kitchen

Mexican Tile Kitchen

CommentsSign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.0 of 8192 characters usedPost CommentNo HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.sendingAuthorVirginia Kearney 5 months ago from United StatesHi Paul! We have bathrooms with mostly Saltillo tile with Talavera accents. The accents are 4 tiles by 4 tiles and they are more slippery than the Saltillo but not as slippery as a ceramic tile floor. In our showers, we used glass tile on the floor and Talavera on the walls and ceiling. We also have Talavera on the counters of both our kitchen and bathroom. They are beautiful and very unique. We love them! Paul Brydon 5 months ago Like your ideas thanks. Can you used Telavera tile on the floor in a bathroom or is it to slippery? AuthorVirginia Kearney 4 years ago from United StatesGreat question Mollymoss–I did brush the sealing on them a couple of times when they were first installed. After that (about 7 years now) I have not re-sealed them. If you used a light grout you probably would have to worry about that but with black grout it just doesn’t show any stains. In fact, I actually almost never clean my showers. Really! We do have a family rule that we wipe down the glass in the showers after every use (because it spots and is clear glass). Other than that, I really don’t have any mold problems like I’ve had with every other shower. we do have excellent drainage in the showers and used glass tile in the bottom. On the countertops, I use no harsh detergents, just soft soap, a scrub brush and a towel. Easy! Mollymoss 4 years ago I love the tile counter tops but how do you seal them to prevent staining? The grout lines are so wide that it must just “slurp” up the sealer. This is my only real worry about installing then. . AuthorVirginia Kearney 4 years ago from United StatesPatti–we’ve used all those tiles and I spent a lot of time trying to figure out if the colors would work together. In the end, I think that I realized that most combinations using Talavera go together. I do think the yellow tends to dominate a room, however. You can look at my Hubs on RTA kitchen cabinets, which show our yellow kitchen tile for examples. Patti 4 years ago I am looking for pictures of yellow mexican washed tiles with terracotta colored grout. Thinking of doing the bullnose in green mexican washed tiles. Can’t figure out it the terracota will look good or not.Thanks AuthorVirginia Kearney 5 years ago from United StatesThanks Beverly, you know that every time I take a shower in that bathroom I really feel like I’m in a luxury hotel! In fact, I really don’t get too impressed by any hotel I go to nowadays because our own home is so beautiful since we’ve done all the tiling with Mexican tile in bathrooms and kitchen, and Satillo tile throughout the house. Then we replaced all our cabinets with RTA cabinets I put together myself (see my other hubs about that). We did it so cheaply, but it looks like we live in luxury! AuthorVirginia Kearney 5 years ago from United StatesThanks so much for stopping by JS. I do love granite too, but it was very funny that when we were having our tiling done, our neighbors had an Italian granite and tile company do their kitchen. One day the Granite installer came by hoping to sell us his products. I pointed to our tile and told him what we were doing. He looked at it and said, “That is really beautiful. Where did you get it? It think my wife would like that in our house!” JSParker 5 years ago from Detroit, MichiganThis is a terrific hub, Virginia Lynne. If I’d read it before we did our kitchen and bath, I might have been tempted, although I love our granite kitchen counters.These tiles are gorgeous. Great photos and video. Voted “Up” and “Awesome”. Beverly Stevens 5 years ago from College StationWhat wonderful tiling ideas! What a great way to add color to a room. I especially like the green shower and the tile above the stove. Nicely done.
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Mexican Tile Kitchen

Need Expert InstallationThe diamond patterns of Talavera embedded in our Saltillo floor throughout our house were suggested by our first tile installer. He initially laid down the Saltillo, then took up four tiles and cut them diagonally, replaced four of them and then filled in the remaining square with a 16 tile pattern of Talavera. We had a different tile installer for another part of our house but he had no problem in following that same installation idea. Your tile installer has a lot of experience with working out patterns, so they may be able to see a design which might better fit your situation. Our installers helped us several times to adjust the tile design to better fit our particular bathroom. In our white and blue shower, we had originally planned another border of single tiles, but our tile installer suggested the pattern of tiles mixed with the white tiles. Several times, our tile installer helped us to adjust the original plan in a way which made the installation work better as far as tile cuts and also was much more aesthetically pleasing.
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Mexican Tile Kitchen

The diamond patterns of Talavera embedded in our Saltillo floor throughout our house were suggested by our first tile installer. He initially laid down the Saltillo, then took up four tiles and cut them diagonally, replaced four of them and then filled in the remaining square with a 16 tile pattern of Talavera. We had a different tile installer for another part of our house but he had no problem in following that same installation idea. Your tile installer has a lot of experience with working out patterns, so they may be able to see a design which might better fit your situation. Our installers helped us several times to adjust the tile design to better fit our particular bathroom. In our white and blue shower, we had originally planned another border of single tiles, but our tile installer suggested the pattern of tiles mixed with the white tiles. Several times, our tile installer helped us to adjust the original plan in a way which made the installation work better as far as tile cuts and also was much more aesthetically pleasing.
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Mexican Tile Kitchen

There are so many styles to choose from. Make sure you are ordering real Mexican tiles – there are many sources online today, in the USA, who ship authentic tiles. No duty, no fuss, no bother. They’ve done the importing for you. Tierra y Fuego is one (Earth and Fire). Another is La Fuente Imports (The Fountain). Mexican Tiles (eBay store) always has a marvelous selection at good prices. Amazon even carries a package pre-mix of Talavera tile for stair risers!A few (really, only a few!) of the available patterns and colors in true Mexican Talavera tile are shown below. But there are many more out there waiting – yours to discover.
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Mexican Tile Kitchen

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Mexican Tile Kitchen

Talavera tile from Mexico is a hot decorating material right now – from the patio to the bathroom to the kitchen to the stair risers. And many more decor design ideas, as you’ll see below. You can go full-on Mexican kitchen or bathroom, or you can use these highly glazed tiles to add a bit of pop here and there. You’ll find patterns, solids, animals, many different themes you can work with. Not just tiles, but Talavera pottery sinks are gaining momentum for the bathroom. Vessel, drop-ins and half-vessel are widely available. And there are many tile wholesalers online – see the end of this article for sources. Talavera tiles make for fantastic DIY projects. Unless you decide to go for the full-on south of the border job, a simple weekend should do the trick.Talavera is a pottery within a larger category of ceramics called Majolican pottery and was developed in Mexico in the 16th century during the Spanish colonization. Using local clay and a white high gloss glaze, the distinct, highly artistic style is instantly recognizable as Mexican Talavera. Handcrafted with great care, these tiles are the result of centuries of master craftsmanship. Have a look at some of the Talavera design ideas below.

Mexican Tile Kitchen

Mexican Tile Kitchen

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