The Faience Blue Tile Collection from Country Floors illustrates the best in traditional Blue and White decorative tiles. Faience is an early historical reference to tin-glazed ceramic ware decorated with opaque colors, such as delftware and majolica. Today it is synonymous with an opaque blue painted design on a delicate white ground. This collection is handmade in southern California by a unique community of talented craftsman. Each tile is glazed; hand painted; and kiln fired. Vintage 15th and 16th century European designs and motifs are featured. Decorative 6×6” tiles and 3×6”, 2×6” and 1×6” borders, murals and panels headline the collection. Solid field tiles in 4×4”, 5×5” and 6×6”, moldings and finishing pieces are also available for a professional installation. Choose a hand molded or vitreous clay body; rustic or classic white glaze; soft blue, delft blue or sepia color painting; and gloss or aged finish. These tiles can be used in interior vertical installations; kitchens, backsplashes, bathrooms, powder room, tub surround, showers, feature wall, fireplace surround, wainscot applications, stair-risers. The more durable vitreous clay body should be specified for exterior installations, fountains and pool surrounds in temperate climates. Handcrafted tiles will exhibit color, size and texture variations.