Choosing a Design for Your Talavera Tiles
Understand that when utilizing Talavera tiles, attention to the architectural “look” of the installation is a must. In order to optimize this architectural element’s aesthetic effect, consider the scale, mass and general character of the space or item before selecting a specific pattern, colour, number and size for the Talavera tile. Single-tile-height linear placement in certain Mexican tile designs is more successful than using a multiple-tile-height linear arrangement for other ways.
Many modern designs have a whimsical feel to them, making them ideal for areas that need a more relaxed feel or a softer “touch,” like a kid’s bathroom. It’s also possible to utilize home, building, or workplace numbering systems using numbered tiles, which come in various visual designs.
The design may be further improved by encircling the numbers with 1 to 2-inch-wide solid colored tiles.
Also, because of various facts, it is now possible to combine classic Talavera tile panels with accent bands of solid colours, cut to widths whose smaller scale provides the entire installation with a more beautiful touch, thanks to the availability of these matched solid colours.
For stair risers, you can often employ solid-colour tiles beneath standard-sized tiles of varying heights. Using a standard-size tile with a solid colour cut to suit the riser height saves time and money.
Underneath the hand-made terracotta clay stair tread, this mix of riser tiles is often used. An interesting contrast and mix of hues is created by combining these two handcrafted clay items.
Even though this essay might have gone on and on, I hope that this little presentation has given you a better understanding of the fantastic tile known as “Talavera” and guided you toward ways to best use it in terms of both beauty and functionality.