Mission Tile West opened in 1984, and the first kind of tile we offered was Mexican tile handmade by a family member. Today we have many different types of tile, but we still stock a very good selection of Mexican hand painted tile. Our line of Talavera tile is especially popular. Similar to majolica, Talavera tile features designs painted over a milky white base. This type of hand painted tile Monrovia CA harmonizes with many architectural styles found in southern California. Our hand-painted tile Monrovia CA is appropriate for many applications, including:
- Shower stalls
- Tub surrounds
- Pool surrounds
- Accent pieces
Benefits of Hand Painted Tile
Like factory tile, hand painted tile Monrovia CA offers a cool, easy-to-clean, durable surface that will last longer than carpet and wear better than wood. Hand painted tile features small variations from tile to tile, which provides a touch of craftsmanship and helps prevent your designs from being too repetitive.
Designing with Hand Painted Tile
Talavera tile is most frequently used as decorative tile, and it is often paired with terra cotta tile on floors. You can sprinkle small 2×2” hand painted tiles in between your terra cotta pavers on a patio or interior floor, or use larger tiles as a border around a tub or backsplash. We carry the traditional blue and while Talavera tiles, as well as hand painted tiles featuring other colors like red, green, yellow, and black. We also have an ample selection of traditional and contemporary motifs.