|...mexican tile is generally hand-made unglazed tiles crafted by pouring the clay into wood or metal forms. the clay is usually taken directly from the ground and is shaped by hand into the forms. after being removing the forms, mexican tile is then dried, cured, and fired in a kiln. most mexican tiles are soft and permeable. they usually have a rustic, grainy, handcrafted look. surface texture range...|
|...strength, usually calculated in pounds force and absorption rate, a calculation of how much moisture the tile absorbs. high breaking strength and low absorption rates offer the best durability.
all unglazed tiles and cement based grouts need sealing. some unglazed terra cottas floor tiles are sealed at the factory; unsealed unglazed tiles should be sealed with a penetrating sealer which allows t...|
|...Features characteristic variations in the face, edges, and glaze which gives a handcrafted, non-mechanical decorative effect. Generally made by the plastic process with glazed or unglazed tile...|
|...Unglazed tile that is usually six square inches or more in surface area and 1/2 to 3/4" thick. Made by the extrusion process from natural clay or shale...|
|...A hard, dense tile of uniform composition throughout, deriving color and texture from the materials from which the body is mad...|