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Traditional tiles, legacy of the colonial period

Traditional tiles, legacy of the colonial period, VallaMapa

The Traditional tiles,legacy of the colonial period in Yucatán, has been very important. If you have had the opportunity to get to know a Colonial House, you will know that this type of property has a lot to give.

Traditional tiles, legacy of the colonial period

Elegant facades, high ceilings, wide walls and a pasta tile floor are some of the characteristics. They cannot be absent in a property of this type. The colonial houses are in the center of important cities of Yucatan

Traditional tiles, legacy of the colonial period, VallaMapa

It is very common to find these Colonial Houses adapted to businesses such as hotels, boutiques and restaurants. Since the spaces are very wide and the constructions are very flexible for those who obtain them.


The History of the
Traditional tiles

 

The origin of this beautiful Yucatecan tradition dates back to the 19th century. Historical moment where the owners of the Casonas sought to follow European influences for the decoration of their colonial buildings. In places like France these mosaics were regularly created and designed

Floor or Traditional tiles in the Colonial Houses in Yucatan.

 

Since these Casonas are at least 150 years old, it is fortunate to find a house with the original floor and in excellent condition, however, many of these properties still retain much of their original mosaics.

The value of this type of mosaics is usually higher than that of other types of floors for the home, this because its realization is completely handmade.

How is the artisan tiles made?

 

It all starts with mixing the necessary ingredients: white cement, marble dust, sand, water and pigments to give it color. All this is mixed and later placed in a previously designed mold. They put the mixture according the colors and the pattern that the client wishes.

The mosaic is made by compressing the materials that have been mixed. Later it is put to dry for 28 days.

The craftsmen work by hand and one by one, so you know, when you see a flat of this type, appreciate it and take care of it.

The advantages of having this traditional tiles at home.

The mosaic or tile usually ends with 20 or 25 mm thick, the millimeters necessary to make it resistant to shocks and high temperatures.

The best thing about having this type of floor is the possibility of choosing your own design and colors, in addition to the great useful life that it will give you.

One of the downsides is that it is a bit slippery in contact with water and some shoe soles, so be careful.

In Valladolid there are many colonial houses with the original pasta floor, it is very nice to be able to see this type of craft and find it in public places such as restaurants, hotels and the Municipal Palace of the town.

Visit Valladolid, fall in love and let yourself be carried away by all the beauty that floods every corner of this magical town, you will love it!