A Mexican tile mural is a work of art and imagination that is durable enough to hang above a kitchen back splash,in the shower area or in the courtyard. They are functional,beautiful,and affordable and can also create attractive additions to walls in hallways and living rooms.
These murals can be integrated into a larger wall of tiles or they can stand alone on a different surface. The tiles are usually hand painted,generally using very bright colors,which is important to keep in mind when planning how a tile mural might fit into a room(s) in your house.
The murals are made of standard Talavera Mexican tiles,but are painted in groups to show colorful depictions of flowers,landscapes or street scenes,they can even be customized from a given picture.
Talavera tile murals blend the best of Spanish home design and architecture with Mexican artistic traditions that extend back for hundreds of years. The brightly colored murals often depict pastoral scenes from an older,nostalgic Mexico,while today’s finishes allow these murals to maintain their beauty even when placed outdoors.
When installing the tiles it is recommended to find the ideal location where the mural is going to be installed. It is recommended to start from the bottom line and up. It is best to place this tile line and then build up line by line,leaving an 1/8″ inch margin between each of the tiles for grouting,which should be applied after the tin set is strong enough to hold the tiles in place. Ceramic tile tin set and grout can be found at home improvement local stores. The grout should be non-sanded preferable,sanded grout is used for 1/2″ wide grouts and over.
An advantage of ceramic tile mural designs is the fact that you can choose the size that fits in the area you are planning to install it. Other advantage includes the fact that you can remove it from the original location (as long you installed in a separate panel) if needed. A Talavera Mexican tile mural the ideal middle ground between wall murals,canvas art,and tile walls.