Mission Tile West opened in 1984, and the first line of tile we distributed was a Mexican tile handmade by one of the family. Today we have many different styles of tile, but we continue to stock an excellent selection of Mexican hand painted tile. One of our most popular offerings is Talavera tile. Much like majolica, Talavera tile includes designs painted over a white base. This kind of hand painted tile Pasadena CA harmonizes with many architectural styles found in southern California. Our hand-painted tile Pasadena CA is perfect for many applications, such as:
- Shower stalls
- Tub surrounds
- Pool surrounds
- Accent pieces
Benefits of Hand Painted Tile
Hand painted tile Pasadena CA is a premium product that offers all the same benefits of factory tile, such as being easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting, plus the distinctiveness of being handmade. Because this tile is hand painted, it gives a human touch to large expanses of tile and prevents it from looking institutional or cold.
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. While blue and white are the traditional colors for this style of hand painted tile, our line of Talavera tile also includes yellow, red, green, and black so you can pair it with more color schemes. We offer solid tiles as well as decorated tiles featuring flowers, birds, geometric patterns, and other traditional motifs.