The Country Floors Antique Tile Collection continues the long cultural tradition of applying the decorative element of glaze to a clay body.The carefully created patterns in this collection offer any design team the opportunity to make a timeless comment in any space.Terracotta, can be very easily defined as “baked earth”, and has a history dating back centuries, as previously noted. The typical uses over time have included tiles, mosaics, potteries of all types, roof tiles, drainage pipes and more. The body is usually relatively porous and may have been literally baked in the sun or fired in a kiln.
Antiqued Mallorca Terracotta
Antiqued Mallorca Terracotta Collection is an artistic interpretation of the famous “Lenguas Mallorquinas” fabrics. Crafted by Spanish textile weavers and perfected by French artisans since the mid-1800s.This beautiful collection delivers six exciting patterns, featuring a sun-bathed vintage linen look and a cool indigo wash. This collection is produced on our own 6x6 terracotta tiles and is suitable for any interior wall applications.
Bella Muro Ceramic Tile
A wall of ceramic tile can serve as the focal point in a well-designed space: hence, the name of our new collection, Bella Muro Ceramic Tile or ”beautiful wall” in Italian.The collection features more than a dozen color ways, offered in both matte and glossy finishes.The rectangular shape of the tile also creates a variety of design options. A ceramic tile glaze is an interesting material. A good definition of a ceramic glaze is offered by Merriam-Webster: “a mixture of powdered materials that often includes a premelted glass made into a slip and applied to a ceramic body by spraying or dipping and capable of fusing to glassy coating when dried and fired.”
Chelsea Glazed Brick
Today, Chelsea is characterized as one of the most eclectic and stylish neighborhoods in New York City.Past and present, its renaissance has been distinguished by incredible Architecture, famous resident Artists, along with notable Restaurants and Gallery’s that are unabashedly individualistic. Our Chelsea Glazed Brick Collection is a denizen of this space also. Brick as building material has been used, through out history, to create walls, paving and other aspects of masonry. Typically, the word brick referred to a unit composed of clay.However, today it may be used anecdotally to indicate rectangular items set in mortar. As such, brick can be composed of clay-bearing soil, sand, and lime, or concrete materials. The diversity of our Chelsea Glazed Brick Collection will appeal to anyone’s innate desire to express themselves personally. Ease take a look at a few complementary collections in terracotta.
Chez Monet Ceramic
It’s true what they say – blue and white really is forever. This particular version of the storied color combo is like a postcard from France, inspired by the very tiles in Monet’s own kitchen at Giverny. Motifs from the garden recall the gentle silhouettes of leaves, petals, iron gates and latticework. The subtly wavy surface of the tiles lends a handcrafted feel similar to zellige, and the white ground is flavored with a soothing creamy tone, yet the deep marine blue patterns are perfectly crisp, and the glaze is glossy. This thoughtful and intentional juxtaposition creates a tile surface that feels clean yet warm, with a hint of the old-world and a dash of the new. Chez Monet is a 21st century update of a documentary Country Floors signature collection, newly refreshed as a versatile solution to bring the charm and panache of blue and white to interiors classic and modern, city and country, residential and hospitality.
Desert Wildflowers Ceramic
The Desert Wildflowers Collection of ceramic tiles is a collaboration between Country Floors and Julia Buckingham. A noted American interior designer and author whose eponymous studio is based in Chicago, Ms. Buckingham resides and designs for part of each year in Arizona. There, she found inspiration for the tile in the desert flora of the southwestern United States. The six-inch square tiles are modern, abstract watercolor interpretations of blooms found on wildflowers native to the great plains and desert southwest. In nature, the fragile, fleeting beauty and vibrant colors of these blooms often appear in striking contrast to the backdrop of their neutral, arid and roughly textured habitat. This is reflected in the movement and layering of the glaze colors across the tile. Each of the five tile colors is named after wildflower species that inspired it. The watery tones and bold movement of this tile would be complemented in an interior scheme by neutral material adjacencies that call for such a modernart sculpted color infusion. These might include limestone, terracotta, marble, stainless steel, aged brass or wood. Desert Wildflowers tiles are suitable for all vertical applications including wet areas.
Firenze ceramic tile when dramatic textures meet glamorous finishes, and patterns from antiquity appear with a new twist, living into the architectural vision of tomorrow, you must be in Italy.The Firenze Ceramic Collection combines the ancient tradition of rustic Cotto tile with contemporary ideas from fashion. Gleaming gold, silver and mercury, shimmering and dappled jewel tones, saturated brights, and velvety neutrals combine in a range of complementary shapes that together can create a whole universe of graphic modular patterns.Offered in ceramic or genuine cotto body, all suitable for vertical applications.
Where minimalist simplicity meets the warmth of handcraft, you’ll find Kasbah by Country Floors. In chic simple so-right now tones of pale neutral glaze over a pure white clay body, Kasbah is meant to be installed with a tight grout joint to accentuate its imperfectly beautiful edges. With Kasbah, you can create waves of subtle intrigue across a simple, monochrome wall or dive into the palette and create a lovely mix of tones. Kasbah brings all of the beauty of an ancient Moroccan villa. Suitable for vertical interior applications.
Mallorca, an artistic ceramic interpretation of the beautiful “Lenguas Mallorquinas”, a style created by Spanish textile weavers and perfected by French artisans.Our Mallorca Collection offers a wide range of decorative motifs, a cultural feast between East and West. This collection is perfect for those who love the beauty of classical decoration and for those who like exploring the endless boundaries of opulent and exotic patterns.The Mallorca collection consists of six 8x8 tiles exquisitely hand painted on our hand molded bisques. These tiles are applicable only for walls and must be sealed due to the crackled finish. This is not recommended for floors, pools or spas. This is suitable for exterior use subject to climate and method of installation.
Marsala Bianco Ceramic
Marsala Bianco is for those who love traditional patterning but prefer to use it in an updated, more subtle fashion.Taking inspiration from a 19th and 20th Century Sicilian artistic genre, Marsala Bianco pays homage to the lively, unique, globally inspired pattern mix found in Sicily, with six decorative designs named after villages there. The feel of this tile is understated, with a mix of warm and cool neutral tones on white, so it fits with any décor.With whispered architectural undertones taken from the Roman, Arabic and Greek influences that are so much a part of history of Sicily, Marsala Bianco brings timeless beauty to interiors.Completing the line, a beautiful white field tile and choice of complementary trims
makes Marsala Bianco simple to use. It is suitable for interior vertical applications including wet areas.
Marsala Classic Tile - Baldosa Style
Taking inspiration from a 19th and 20th Century Sicilian artistic genre, our Marsala Classic Tile - Baldosa Style pays homage to the lively, imperfect nature of the originals.Given the unique history of Sicily, which has been the epicenter for various cultures and populations, the architecture of this fabled island demonstrates various styles including Roman, Arabic, and Greek. Our Marsala Baldosa Style Tile delivers a rich crackle finish, hand painted detail and distressed beauty. This hand crafted and kiln fired selection offers 8 designs named after the Sicilian city’s that have inspired their beauty; Catania, Milazzo, Modica, Palermo, Rogusa, Syracuse, Taormina, and Tropiani.
Metro Wall Ceramic
The Metro Wall Ceramic collection offers modern tile and mosaic in classic shapes. Choose from a chic, matte finish or a classic glossy one. Metro Wall is a versatile backdrop for room designs in tones of black, white or grey.
Miradouro Classic Ceramic
Our Miradouro Collection inspired by the Portuguese tile tradition. Imagine yourself at a pretty terrace watching the beautiful views of a Portuguese town.You can see these beautiful patterns in places as varied restaurants and bars or in a traditional or modern home design. Our Miradouro Ceramic Collection, offers four gorgeous Portuguese patterns in 6x6 sizes ready to beautify any space.
Moresque Glazed Tile
Moresque Glazed Tile is luxury hand-made ceramic tile and decorative collection. There are endless combinations of unique tile shapes and pieces from field tile to Arabesque.An exquisite assemblage of stylized interlocking Arabesque patterns and intricate mosaics of enduring beauty and ancient American craftsmanship. Suitable for interior wall and light traffic floor applications, as well as commercial interior wall applications. Moresque’s majestic decorative tiles come along with various shapes and sizes of field tile, trim and architectural moldings.Moresque’s alluring spectrum is composed of beautiful timeless colors including four in stock. The moderate variation... The subtle variation within each of these artfully hand glazed ceramic tiles are a true testament that our Moresque Tile has taken on a life of its own!Please take a look at a few complementary collections in terracotta. These include: Reclaimed Terracotta, Cotto Med Terracotta Tile, Cotto Mielo Terracotta Tile, and Pedralbes Terracotta.
Novelty Tile Classic Ceramic
If ever there was a moment for pattern, this is it. It’s the must-have look - from style icons making patterned dresses their signature to interior designers and homeowners alike embracing the fun and fanciful look of pattern – and even pattern-on-pattern.Our new Novelty Classic Collection of glossy ceramic wall tiles is perfect for creating the richness of a layered interior with a modern twist.Beautifully edited down to a sleek, chic capsule collection by their designer, noted American tile artist Anamarie Kis and manufactured exclusively by Country Floors, there are three patterns, each in three colorways, ready to create a lasting impression in any room. There’s Leaf, sinuous gingko leaf shapes woven into a seamless lattice, Twisted, a revelatory spiral flourish connected by a swish and a wave that somehow add up to something almost geometric and finally Diamonds, a whimsically interpretive update of antique quilting patterns in which a cluster of diamond shapes can conjure wheels, blossoms or starbursts.We can’t wait to see the novel ways in which you will use Novelty. Suitable for interior vertical applications, our ceramic tiles are durable and easy to care for with a very low absorption rate for easy cleaning and fast drying in wet areas. Ask a Country Floors expert anything, we’re excited to help you make your project awesome.
Royal Delft Tile
Country Floors is proud to feature this prestigious, 400 year old Dutch company in their line-up of distinguished tile makers. The Royal Makkum Delft Tile Collection epitomizes the grand tradition of Delft blue tiles.Using traditional materials and techniques of tile making, these authentic hand painted designs in traditional blue and white and polychrome colors exemplify delftware ceramics. Choose from specific historic design categories; within each category select from 16 different designs.These handcrafted tiles are available in blue, sepia or polychrome painting, traditional “frost” or pure white backgrounds, with or without corner design detail and crackle or no crackle finishes. Solid field tiles in 5x5” and 4x4”, decorative Blanc (with corner detail) tiles in 5x5” and 4x4”, borders, murals and moldings are also available.This collection can be used in interior vertical installations; kitchen backsplashes, bathrooms, fireplace surrounds, feature walls, wainscot applications, wet bars and wine rooms.
Designed by Sue Firestone Sun, surf and sand inspire the new Seaside Collection of decorative wall tile by renowned interior designer Sue Firestone exclusively for Country Floors.The irresistible tidal pull of California style, for which Ms. Firestone’s interiors firm is renowned, imbues these decorative ceramic tiles. Channeling a mix of sizzling 60s mod style and summer-of-love boho inspirations, the award-winning designer has translated her love of coastal living into designs with a fresh and distinctive 21st century vibe. Colors encompass a mix of sand, sea, sky and coral-tinged sunsets.Organic in spirit and beachy in the best way, this thoughtfully edited capsule collection centers on familiar themes in a new way. The conceptual ovals of Surf’s Up are an homage to both the surf life and the spirit of mid-century patterning.What starts out as a whimsical double entendre of quotidian fishing supply and glam fashion statement in Fishnet Galore becomes a sophisticated abstract all-over pattern on a wall. Nautilus Cluster borrows the ageless spiral from the storied creature and uses it to great effect, while the overlapping channeled fan shapes in Layered Coral conjure a reef of dreams.Suitable for vertical applications in residential and commercial projects, The Seaside Collection marks the second in an exclusive new series of Country Floors tiles in collaboration with top thought leaders in design.
Sister Parish Design Ceramic
The Sister Parish Design collection for Country Floors presents a lively and colorful range of hand crafted tiles that express a fresh and modern attitude toward classic design.Made famous by the venerable firm of Parish Hadley and designed by Albert Hadley, these unconventional graphic designs represent Albert’s original take on color and composition.
The Status Ceramic Collection is a beautiful ceramic assemblage featuring beautifully designed patterns combined with a wonderful palette of versatile colors.This glossy ceramic tile is a perfect choice for a focal point in a chic space. At home in any interior wall application, this collection is an excellent fit for bath, kitchen, and living room areas seeking character and charm.Our ceramic tiles are hand pressed with traditional wet press machines. Wet ceramic presses reasonably old, but unlike machine made tiles, each tile is unique. Wet clay takes several days to dry before it is fired the first time. When the tiles are fired or baked the first time, they then go for glazing. Our glazes are all ancient glaze recipes with unique, vibrant colors. Besides beautiful whites and grays, many vibrant blue-glazed ceramics and metallic hues are offered.Status ceramics are available in many unique shapes besides the traditional subway tile format. Arabesque, elongated hexagon, Pentagon shaped tile, and classic chevron is some of the most popular forms. The classic subway tile is still one of the top sellers.You can use our status tiles by themselves, or in unique color combinations. Black and white tile, black and white chevron is some of the most popular shapes.We recommend using a good quality thin-set for installing our tiles.
Status Special Order Ceramic
The Status Collection is a beautiful glazed ceramic tile line made up of field tiles and sophisticated reliefs with matching trims for a flawless design.With its stunning finishes, this line offers a variety of lovely glazes from vibrant greens to neutrals and even a beautiful rose pink. Status Collection is incredibly versatile and lends itself to both contemporary and traditional spaces.What is Ceramic Tile made of?
Ceramic tile is made from clay, talc, kaolin and some other bonding materials. There are thousands of formulas and recipes for ceramic tiles. Each factory has its own formula and raw materials depending on the area where locally sourced materials are available. Each factory has its own recipe and years of trial and error.Which is better porcelain or ceramic tile?
We get asked this question all the time. Porcelain tile is more durable and will wear and tear better. However, due to its low absorption rate, vibrant colors and designs are not available in porcelain tiles. Ceramic tiles, while limited in commercial tile applications, can be produced with thousands of lively vibrant colors. In addition, many unique designs and patterns can be easily applied on ceramic tiles. This makes the expression of art and individual design much easier on ceramic tiles.What about Status Ceramic Tile collection
Status ceramic tile was found in Seattle Washinton almost 40 years ago. It took founders of this factory decades to develop their own ceramic tile formulas, also called recipes. Each clay color, fruits, and colors in glazed ceramic tiles react differently to various firing formulas in kilns and the way glazes are applied. When Status Ceramic Tile factory owners retired, Country Floors bought the factory and its decades worth of hand made ceramic tile tradition.One other factor made this factory unique. Tradition of wet presses gave a lot of flexibility to make unique designs and shapes. Gifted craftsmen make these molds from chalk which requires tremendous talent and partisanship. These molds are hand-carved and last only so long. Every 400 or so presses they have to be remade. These tiles are hand-pressed and then dry at room temperature. They are then fired in small kilns. Finally, end product is glazed by hand and fired again.
Areas of residential tile applicationsThis premium ceramic tile line can be used as backsplash tile, bathroom tile, kitchen wall tile, subway tile, and many other floor and wall tile applications in residential uses. This collection has interesting shapes such as chevron tile, hexagon tile, an elongated hexagon, and a modified subway tile. All these unusual tile shapes and sizes give our designers many possible imaginations. Furthermore, these tiles can be mixed with various colors such as black and white tiles, and blue and white tiles. Many designers love all these endless color and shape configurations. You can use our ceramic tiles inside the shower walls. In some applications, you may even use them inside shower floors and light residential bathroom floors.Commercial Tile Applications:
Status ceramic tiles can be used on all interior wall tile uses. For example, commercial kitchens, and working kitchens in the entertainment industry look for decorative ceramic tiles in many unique colors. The ability to make custom colors for your needs makes it widely desired by many architects. In addition, hotels and hospitality industry can use decorative ceramic tiles in common areas, Bathroom walls and multi-unit kitchens is also another area of use for these type of tiles. Finally, spa and gym areas in hotels would love to decorate all wet areas with our ceramic tiles.Available sizes and shapes in ceramic tiles:
The most common size for the ceramic wall tile is 3x6. this is the traditional subway tile size and widely produced all over the World. New subway tile sizes have been. 3x9 and even. 4x12 tile for wall tiles. These tiles can be installed in a staggered joint or straight joint. Other sizes include chevron tile and elongated hexagon. These new shapes have design quality elements when they are combined with different colors. The traditional use of ceramic tile was just to cover a backsplash area or up to wainscotting area in a bathroom. However, with the addition of all these new sizes and shapes, many designers prefer to tile the entire area.
Temple Glazed Brick
Thousands of years steeped in tradition have influenced the Zen of Japan’s architectural and interior culture. Add some peaceful simplicity to yours with our Temple Glazed Brick Collection that takes inspiration from centuries-old Japanese Raku Pottery.Brick as building material has been used, through out history, to create walls, paving and other aspects of masonry. Typically, the word brick referred to a unit composed of clay.However, today it may be used anecdotally to indicate rectangular items set in mortar. As such, brick can be composed of clay-bearing soil, sand, and lime, or concrete materials. Our artisans have layered in western innovation to deliver a gorgeous palette of brick tiles, each one delivering unique characteristics in glaze and surface variation.The Temple Brick Collection is designed to be used in interior residential or commercial applications, and is a custom order item.This is a Marble Systems product offering.Temple Brick is made out of 18.5% recycled materials.Please take a look at a few complementary collections in terracotta. These include: Reclaimed Terracotta, Cotto Med Terracotta Tile, Cotto Mielo Terracotta Tile, and Pedralbes Terracotta.
Terra Branca Terracotta
Terra Branca, a white-glazed terra cotta tile collection, embraces the power of white as a design element. The sheer force of will to keep an interior simple while embracing and even celebrating its nuance, such is the elegant discipline of Terra Branca. Letting the texture alone be a foil for the light and shadow in a space, such is the beauty of Terra Branca. These 4" square white tiles are suitable for vertical applications in residential and commercial interiors.
Wagara, the traditional Japanese patterns, are drawn from historic textile documents. Today, the intriguing dialect of these designs is reinterpreted in tile exclusively by Country Floors in the Wagara ceramic wall tile collection. The 6-inch square tiles are offered in 8 different Wagara patterns in a choice of 7 colors on a clean, white ground. The floral, sinuous and geometric motifs are as beautiful today as they were in 8th century Japan, ensuring a truly timeless, artful and beautiful interior. Wagara tile is suitable for vertical interior applications.
Our Zanzibar Ceramic Collection pays homage to the tradition and a culture of crafting beautiful textiles created by woodblock-printed patterns, then subtly colored with indigo, henna and other natural tree dyes.These 9 patterns are rendered in a matte finish suitable for interior wall and wet
area usage. Perfect for adding an “on-trend” tribal note to your wall!*This collection pairs beautifully with our stunning assortment of stocked stones
and terra cottas.
Zellige 2-0 Ceramic
Luxury and sophistication of the centuries old art of Moroccan Zellige is whats at the heart of our Zellige ceramic collection.Beautiful Moorish, Andalusian and Spanish patterns rendered in a classic pallet of 51 shades. This exclusive offering is reminiscent of what one would find adorning Sultans Palaces, Casbahs, Fountains and Courtyards in the exotic and mysterious country of Morocco.