Monthly Archives: August 2014

Creating a splash of Mexican colour

With more than 70 different designs in our Mexican terracotta tile range the choice can seem a little overwhelming. We should know, it took us 2 years to decide on the look for our kitchen at Caoba Towers.

The tile splash back at Caoba Towers

Caoba kitchen splash back

So it seemed logical to put our experience to good use to create some unique tile sets, using patterns that we know work well when combined together. Each panel contains 36 10½cm x 10½cm tiles, comprising 4 each of 9 designs and measures approximately 63cm x 63cm when laid out as a square. We say ‘approximately’ because our tiles are made by hand, creating slight variations and quirks within each item.

A patchwork of 36 10.5cm x 10.5cm blue and terracotta tiles

Blue and terracotta patchwork

A patchwork of predominately blue tiles

Blue patchwork

A patchwork of arabesque style tiles


An eclectic mix of suns, moons, flora and fauna.


A patchwork of predominately green tiles

Green patchwork

But we don’t want to take all the fun out of choosing your own style, so why not use one or more of these sets as a jumping-off point for your own design; lay the tiles out as a border, mix up together with a few of our plain colour tiles, dot in some mini tiles or stick to the plan and use a set as a panel for a stunning kitchen splash back.
Check out our Facebook page and Pinterest boards for some more terracotta tile ideas with a Mexican twist.