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Tumia Tiles: Handmade Talavera Tiles from Mexico

Talavera is a type of maiolica earthenware pottery that is distinguished by it’s distinctive white base glaze. Authentic Talavera pottery only comes from the city of Puebla in Mexico, and the nearby communities of Atlixco, Cholula, and Tecali, because of the quality of the natural clay found there. The tradition of production goes back to the 16th century and was originally brought to Mexico by the Spanish in the first century of the colonial period. Production became highly developed in Puebla due to demand for tiles from the many newly established churches and monasteries in the area and by the...

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New Year, Fresh Look

What’s your New Year resolution for 2018? Some home renovations that you’ve been putting off perhaps, or to learn a new skill or craft? Why not do both at once… Tiling is a great skill to learn, once you’ve got the hang of it, with so many beautiful tile designs and styles to choose from, you can make a really beautiful, eye catching addition to almost any room in the house. From kitchen splashbacks, bathroom walls, and flooring, to decorative hearths or even stair risers, and that’s just inside, decorative tiling looks stunning around your garden too! Once you’ve decided...

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Talavera Tiles – Decorative Ideas for your Home

Talavera tiles are very versatile with the great variety of colours, patterns and sizes available at Tumia Tiles making them perfect for decorative DIY and craft projects around your home. Our tiles are ideally suited for use in kitchens and bathrooms for splashbacks and worktops, or elsewhere around the home to create colourful feature walls, tiled borders or patterned stair risers. Looking for ideas to channel your creative streak? Our tiles are also perfect for smaller crafty projects such as table tops or mosaic art (we sell batches of seconds and broken tiles just for this – so give us...

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