You have already seen modern Spanish wall tiles in both commercial and residential places. What you might not know is that these vibrant and intricate designs have a long history which is as rich as the designs themselves.
Before Muslims invaded Spain, ceramics were used in structural designs as roof tiles, unglazed bricks, eaves, eater channels, and so on. The Islamic culture later introduces glazed tiles which were enameled with metallic oxides. It was in Spain where the first Europeans used such tiles. Later, the tiles spread across the Western region.
The Spanish name for tin-glazed earthenware is Majolica. Majolica was a decorative tile which was characterized by a milk-white glaze. During the 17th century, Talavera became the new tin-glazed pottery. Talavera was a Spanish ceramic center.
In the medieval age, ceramics were used in the Coastal Eastern and Western Spain. During this time, tiles were used for utilitarian reasons. Some designs were applied in decors such as mosaic art and fountains. The tiles were used for decorative, earthenware, and construction purposes. Artisan tiles or hand-crafted tiles were then used in churches and palaces everywhere in Spain.
Servile and Cadiz used to import tiles and ceramics to the Mediterranean region and later throughout the world. As time went by, the designs and expertise spread across Europe and Spain was among the best ceramic and tile manufacturing centers. Mexico was one of the recipients and it embraced this tradition which was proudly brought by Latin Accents.
Today’s Spanish tiles come in a wide array of colorful and decorative designs from mosaic house tiles wood-like floors. They are not cheap but their quality is incomparable and worthy of the investment. They can be installed in any places- kitchen, entryways, bathrooms, and living rooms.
If you are searching for kitchen or bathroom tiles to match your interior décor, look no further because Zellige has every possible solution for you. From wood grain designs to accent tiles, there is a broad spectrum of finishes you can choose from.