About our Hand Painted Ceramic Tile
Avente's Hand Painted Ceramic Tile is handcrafted by skilled artisans using designs inspired by countries around the globe. Our collections include hundreds of decorative, field, and trim tiles, in a myriad of colors, designs, sizes, textures, and finishes.
How they are made
Our Hand Painted Ceramic Tiles are painted, one at a time, on ceramic tile bisque. For most of our designs, the artists use the Majolica technique, which is a centuries old method of creating painted ceramic tile. Originally an Italian art form known as Maiolica, this technique begins using a lead and tin glaze which forms an opaque white surface on the face of the tile. The decorative design is then stenciled our drawn on the tile and the pattern is then hand painted in with a brush. Before being fired, the colors look dull, and not like their true hues. The tile is then fired in a kiln where the metals oxidize due to the high heat, and the true colors are able to be seen. Often, a clear glaze is added and the tile is fired again, creating a high gloss finish.
Hand Painted Ceramic Tile has a wide range benefits. In addition to its superior performance, tile provides more variety, versatility, and value than any other material. When properly chosen and installed, ceramic tile becomes an investment that adds a lifetime of beauty to your space. This durable material actually appreciates in value over time. Because of its versatility, durability, functionality and beauty, ceramic tile may very well be the best investment you can make in your home.
Avente offers a full collection of Hand Painted Ceramic Tile in price ranges to fit any budget. We are dedicated to providing high-quality and unique products that you cannot find anywhere else. Please contact us with your specific design requirements and we can help you find a tile to fit your needs.
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