Prima Mexican Tile - Manta
Our exquisite raised-relief decorative Border tile in the Prima line provides the highest quality, high fired Mexican ceramic tile in both gloss and matte finishes. These textured delightful tiles are sometimes referred to as Malibu tile or Santa Barbara tile.
Our Prima high-relief tiles are each individually handmade using the ancient Spanish method called Cuerda Seca (Dry Cord). The artist first traces the design onto a blank tile, then painstakingly applies each color of paint using a bulb syringe. Once the design is perfect, the tile is then fired at high temperature to impart strength and durability.
Prima border designs are made to line up to create a striking repeating design. Use them as a top and bottom border to wainscoting, around bathroom and kitchen counters, to outline a wall or mural, around a barbecue, or as a stunning border around fountains and pools. The colors and designs coordinate with our Prima solid color and decorative patterned tiles, and trim tile. They also coordinate well with many of our hand-painted Mexican ceramic sinks. These gorgeous textured tile are ideal for pools, fountains, bathroom countertops, showers and tub surrounds, kitchen counters and backsplashes, outdoor kitchens and barbecues, patios and almost anywhere else your want to add a delightful textured touch of color and design. Every tile is truly an individual work of art that will add lasting beauty and warmth to your home.
part # 30421
*Note: Prima ceramic tile are perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications and are frost resistant but not frost-proof. If greater durability is required, most Prima tile are also available in porcelain, please call 866-320-1628 for prices and ordering.
This tile has been tested by The Tile Council of North America Labs, including:
- ASTMC37344 Standard Test for Water Absorption, bulk density, apparent porosity, and gravity of white wave products for ceramic. Results meet with the Standard Criteria for Ceramic ANSI A 137.
- ASTMC648-04 Standard Test for Breaking Strength of Ceramic Tile. Results meet with the Standard Criteria for Ceramic Tile ANSI A 137.1
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