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  • Handmade Terracotta Tile

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    To be considered truly handmade, terracotta tiles must be created by a tile craftsman, not by a machine. This not only ensures the quality of the tile, but it also makes for the unique aspects of handmade terracotta tile as opposed to those prefabricated molds that have sameness in looks and texture. Handcrafted terracotta tile [...]

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  • Spanish Revival Tile

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    It began in California, Texas and Florida during the early part of the twentieth century, between 1915 to the late 1930’s when a movement known as the Spanish Revival came into popularity. This architectural phenomenon led to a new style of homes built within that era, which were influenced by several romance novels and movies [...]

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  • Green Spanish Tile Material

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    Although it might seem like a little too little too late, the world is finally waking up to the realization that we have wasted a lot of the earth’s precious resources in the short time that we have evolved as a civilization. Only within the past decade to twenty years have people learned the term [...]

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  • Terracotta Tile not Created Equally

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    There’s something wonderful about the look of terracotta tile. The buttery feeling underfoot and the warm colors transcend a majestic sentiment of Old Spain, at the source of authentic terracotta tile. Terracotta tiles are a decorator’s dream, lending so many different looks to the charming style of Spanish décor, both inside and out.

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  • Terracotta Tile for Outdoors

    Terracotta Tile for Outdoors

    Because they are made from all-natural clay from the earth, terracotta tiles have a rustic look that is kind of ‘rough around the edges’ as compared to other styles of tile. Sometimes people don’t realize that terracotta tiles are usually handmade; therefore no two will look exactly the same. They vary in thickness, texture, color [...]

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  • Terracotta Tile Care

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    One of the most visually appealing choices in flooring is terracotta tiles. They offer an “Old World” richness and durability that transition easily between exterior and interior functionality. If you’re looking to lend a bit of rustic charm to your décor, terracotta tiles make for a marvelous choice. Many of the Southwestern, Spanish or Italian [...]

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  • Reclaimed Material Obtained

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    Many people don’t realize the great benefits of using reclaimed materials. From an energy standpoint, using reclaimed materials really makes sense. The waste from construction materials accounts for a virtually untapped reusable resource. Some experts estimate that less than 1% of the world’s building materials and demolitions get transformed into usable resources.

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  • Choosing Terracotta Tile

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    A tile is a tile, right? Actually, many types of tiles vary in hardness and durability. They are evaluated through a series of tests to determine their ability to endure wear and tear. This is the same test that is used by gemologists to rate gemstones, such as diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The Moh Scale [...]

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  • The Importance of High Fire Terracotta

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    Just like any ceramic, stoneware or pottery product, terracotta tiles must be fired to a high temperature in order to be functional. If you’re not familiar with the terminology, “firing” is a process of hardening a soft material, such as clay or earthen materials. There is a trick to it and the importance of getting [...]

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  • How to tell the difference between Reclaimed Material from new

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    At first glance, it may be difficult to distinguish between reclaimed tiles or new. Reclaimed materials are those that are previously used, not so much in a “recycled” sense but more like a rebirth or renewal of use. Antiques, for example, have been reclaimed by a new owner and thus given a new chance to [...]

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Recent Testimonials

Building from the ground up can often take months extra due to special orders and materials not being correct. This is NEVER the case when we use Exquisite Ceramics. Their factory gives accurate information on the expected time of arrival and passage through customs and we can always expect our order to be shipped on time and with very few snags along the way. So far, they are by far one of the best vendors we have worked with

Mike L. Faas
President Stone & Ceramic Surfaces
Huntington Beach, CA
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Exquisite Ceramics
1260 Goodrich Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 228 9100
Fax: (323) 784 8555


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