Livermore, CA (PressExposure) April 12, 2008 -- Latin Accents, Inc., a nation-wide importer and distributor of high-end artisan tiles from Mexico, introduces a hand-painted tile on an all-weather European porcelain body. This new twist to the traditional Talavera tile makes it more durable against harsh weather elements and gives it the ability to maintain its beauty and vibrant colors even when exposed to the harsh chemicals in pool water.
In the past, high-fired clay and porcelain bodies have been appropriate mostly for interior applications, such as kitchen backsplashes, kitchen countertops, small floor accents, fireplaces, bathroom backsplashes, showers and bathtub walls. While high-fired clay can be used exteriorly in mild climates, this new porcelain product can be used outdoors for exterior accents, retainer walls, outdoor kitchens and grills, fountains, spas and pools.
The development of this new kind of swimming pool tile gives home and business owners the opportunity to incorporate the rich history and vibrant colors of Talavera tile into an area that was previously too harsh for these unique, high-fired clay pieces. The introduction of this variation on the Talavera tile creates a new niche in the industry, and Latin Accents believes that decorators and designers will appreciate the expanded use of this popular tile.