Visiting Tecate, Mexico

Project: Malibu Beach House, Episode 11, Part 2



After a trip to Ceramica J.R., the rustic Mexican workshop where our hand painted tiles were made, Bob shows off some of the spectacular tile layouts in the works for the Malibu house. Bob also tours the house with interior designer Robyn Peterson, who takes Bob shopping for fabrics.
Part 1: Applying Mortar Scratch Coat for Shower Wall Tiles
Part 2: Visiting Tecate, Mexico
Bob travels to Tecate, Mexico to meet tilemaker Javier Ramirez. Javier shows Bob the different kinds of clay common to the Baja region of Mexico, and demonstrates how the clay is used in different types of handmade and painted tiles.
Part 3: Interior Design and Touring a Fabric Store
Bob Vila transforms a California beach house on stilts into an elegant Spanish-style villa, worthy of its glamorous location—Malibu. Projects include an elegant winding staircase, a state-of-the-art sprinkler system, environmentally friendly blown-in cellulose insulation, and seismic code compliance.

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