|Size||please see diagram|
|Set Includes||please see below|
|Volume Capacity||1.5 gallons|
|Material||Talavera, hand painted|
Additional technical information:
For the sink you can choose between:
- round vessel: 15" Diameter x D 6 (at an extra cost of $ 29)"
- oval: L 17" x W 14" x D 6
- oval: L 21" x W 17" x D 6 (at an extra cost of $ 19)
- wall mounted sink with pedestal: L 15" x W 18" x H 34" (at an extra cost of $ 299)
You can as well have a matching toilet seat that will give your toilet set the perfect finishing touch and will be a real eye catcher. The seat is made from wood and hand-painted with lead-free colors. It has an extra cost of $ 149 and you can add it to your set by checking the box above.
We are also happy to produce a whole toilet set with your very own design. Have a look at our 'Custom Made' page and just contact us. Let your imagination flow and enjoy your creation!
More technical specifications:
Item weight: toilet - 29 kg, accessories - 4 kg, sink - 4 kg
Size: the toilet size is American standard. For the specific dimensions please see the images below:
Note: Please remember that handmade crafts are not consistent in their dimensions due to the nature of being crafted by hand and a half inch variance should be allowed for in all planning and designing. Especially hand painted items will also have slight variations in the artistic implementation- that is what makes them so unique and charming.
Mario Fabricio Romero Hernandez
Mario Romero says: “I started this business by myself 10 years ago and my main motivation has always been to give the best I have to please the client so I am constantly searching for ways to improve techniques and qualities, as well as creating new designs. Our products include Talavera Toilets and Talavera Toilet sets and the design’s motifs range from a wide variety of plain colors to the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and ethnic motifs. In the process to create a Talavera Toilet, we basically use ceramic pastes and clay and we recycle all the wasting materials.
I am proud to have generated more than 30 jobs among my neighbors and friends. My dream since I was a kid has been to improve the quality of the crafts made in Dolores Hidalgo and to be acknowledged as one of the best artisans in the Republic of Mexico.”
The workshop is located in Dolores Hidalgo, a north-central part of the Mexican state Guanajuato. Dolores Hidalgo was originally known as Dolores until one early morning on September 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo stood on the steps of his parish church and uttered his famous cry for Mexican independence, "Grito de Dolores" and the town was renamed 'Dolores Hidalgo' in his honor. Today, Dolores Hidalgo is justly well known as a center for the design and fabrication of the popular Talavera ceramic pieces. Small factories and ceramic shops line the streets of Dolores Hidalgo.
To see the 'Taller' (workshop) is a sensory experience, the workshop is replete with a colorful variety of tiles, murals, bathroom fixtures, with a constant hub of activity of artisans thoroughly hand-painting each piece. Made from clay, shaped in molds and allowed to dry naturally, the process takes around 10 days. When dry, the pieces are delicate and need sanding and firing to prepare them for the decorative process.
Pieces are first coated with white enamel and then painted individually, always by hand, sometimes aided by plastic stencils. The pieces come to life with strikingly rich colors when they are fired for 5 hours at a temperature of 1100° Celsius (2012° Fahrenheit) in the kiln.
Mario Romero says: "we only fire the kiln once a day. It takes approximately 30 minutes for it to come to the proper temperature. Once closed, we need to wait for the next day to fire it again.”
Caring for your Talavera Toilet Set
Thankfully for all of us, talavera toilets, sinks and their accessories are made from a low-maintenance material. Glazed ceramic is hard, strong, hygienic, easy-to-clean, fire resistant and are resistant to odors, stains and dirt.
- Use a sponge or damp mop with an ordinary non-abrasive household cleaner. Rinse and dry with cloth.
- If white grout is used, you can occasionally whiten the grout with liquid bleach. Be careful to rinse afterwards.
- Ceramic doesn't burn nor emit toxic fumes. Hot kitchen pans will not scorch or melt the surface of glazed ceramic tile.
- Ceramic doesn't retain any allergens, bacteria, or odors.
Decorate your life
We believe that there's nothing more important than making life, our surroundings and our interactions with each other as beautiful, colorful and caring as possible. Design. Decorate. Live. Laugh. Make every corner of life full of vivacious color and humor.
Decorate your home
Color alters the mood and atmosphere of every environment, bringing happiness, enhancing your mood and boosting the positive energy in your life. For centuries, home décor has enjoyed playing with different shades and hues. Each color is imbued with certain qualities that can be used creatively to stimulate certain feelings and impressions, such as:
Blue and green colors, particularly in lighter shades can induce calmness and relaxation.
Yellow is a revitalizing color and promotes positive, vibrant energy.
Some orange shades are known to make people cheerful and full of life.
Purple is considered as the wonderful color for providing comfort to your eyes and mind.
Neutral colors are considered as colors of nature and hence, are preferred by homeowners to induce peace and the sense of well being.
While choosing any of these colors, make sure it goes well with the furniture and other decors installed in the room by using color charts and complementing textures.
Do the sinks have an overflow?
There are 3 overflow holes of half an inch each in the wall mounted sink with pedestal and the oval sinks. In the round sink there is no overflow.
How long will it take to have my order delivered?
Most orders are usually delivered within 7 to 20 business days. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have special requirements.
Why can it take up to 20 business days to deliver my handicraft?
The vast majority of our handicrafts are custom made. Our skilled artisans begin to work on each unique handicraft once you have placed your order, bringing you a unique piece of craftsmanship, made only days before you receive it. The artisans are relatively fast in crafting your item and your order is usually ready to ship in 3 to 10 business days.
As soon as your unique handicraft is ready we ship it to you. If you live in the USA (48 lower states), shipping is free and it usually takes 4 to 10 business days. Express shipping and international shipping are available; in this case and / or if you have specific requirements we advise you contact us prior to placing an order so that we can serve you in the best and most efficient way.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to answer them. That will help us as well to keep this section updated and customize it according to your interests and needs.