What is a relief tile? In short, it is a ceramic tile with relief pattern. In case of a ceramic relief tile from Mexico it involves very unique painting technique. The artisan instead of using a traditional brash is squeezing a small bottle with paint poring it on the tile surface which was earlier designed with a hand drawing. Applying various colors the painter is leaving a substantial amount of paint forming small mountains. Once ceramic tiles are fired the surface becomes very hard and the tile pattern can be easily distinguished not only by colors but also its elevation from the background. Mexican ceramic relief tile is decorative often used for stair risers, kitchen backsplash and Southern accents on walls and floors.