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.
Forte Brick Terracotta
We never tire of creating new iterations of this authentic, substantial, original form of baked earth.Forte Brick is a tile that's sophisticated yet feels grounded, combining the sleek and the tactile, the cool and the casual, the urban and the agrarian.In a just-right proportion of 2 1/4"x7 7/8"x3/8" these terra cotta tiles gleam with a high-gloss glaze, perfectly tempered by dynamic mottled colorations that we've kept close to nature. An almost imperceptibly undulating flat surface that's just right for classic, country or contemporary interiors.
Las Palmas Glazed Tile
Palma is an inspiring city in the Majorca area of Spain and the basis for our Las Palmas Glazed Tile Collection.The city rises atop hues of apricot, honey and henna colored stone from the broad waters of the Badia de Palma. It is also known as Palma de Mallorca and is the capital and major of the Balearic Islands. In Mediterranean alleys, alongside terra cotta colored balconied homes, you will find beautifully glazed terra cotta accents on the exteriors and entryways that simply enchant!Our Las Palmas Tile Collection is rendered in 7 historically inspired patterns and lustrously glazed in over 30 different colors.*This collection has high degree of color, size and texture variation.
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.