Mexican tile backsplash are distinctive plates ranging from earthy to Saltillo terracotta brightly painted, handmade pottery Mission and Talavera tile. Each of these Mexican tile varieties are marked similarities of warmth, color and Spanish charm that will brighten up your home, patio, deck or pool. Saltillo tile consists of raw clay, handmade in warm earth deep yellow and oranges. Saltillo provides warmth and rustic charm to any space, but can be especially charming patios. Saltillo also looks great in rustic kitchen or French country style sunrooms, add touches of cozy warmth and texture.
Saltillo Mexican tile backsplash has drawbacks, however. Made for hot climates, will Saltillo not endure the harsh winters outdoors. Saltillo is also particularly porous, so it is prone to cracking and chipping if left unglazed. It can also be difficult to clean because of its porous nature and can stain easily. The best way to handle Saltillo’s disadvantages is to seal the tile with a non-porous sealant, or buy it pre-sealed. Similar to wood floors, Saltillo resealed sometimes, but this process will light up the tiles and revive your floors.
Mission and Talavera Mexican tile backsplash are brightly painted, decorative ceramics marked with eye-catching design and warm, bright colors. Mission tiles are handmade with marble dust and Portland cement. Mission tiles are usually purchased in small batches and can be an expensive option for a large construction or space. Talavera is hand-painted ceramic tiles are glazed and fired, and is usually cheaper than Mission tiles.