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.
Cotto Med Terracotta Tile
Our Cotto Med Terracotta Tile Collection of artisan terracotta tiles have an antiqued appearance offering the look and allure of centuries old Terracotta.Available in 5 “stocked” patterns, these tiles are richly textured and boast a wonderful variation in hue ranging from henna, ochre to peach. 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. These handmade tiles are truly an artisan creation in which no two pieces are exactly alike. Suitable for interior wall and floor use. Our Cotto Med Collection is the perfect adornment for you kitchen, bath, wine cellar or grand entry way.This terracotta material is a Marble Systems product offering.*This collection has high degree of color, size and texture variation.
Cotto Rio Terracotta
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.
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.
Loft Porcelain Tile
For a modern cool design, sure to impress the Urban Hipster, the Loft Porcelain Tile Collection offers five in stock color options each with a beautiful lappato finish.This urban collection is suitable for wall or floor applications and can be placed in virtually any living quarters. For your consideration, here is a selection of tiles with just a whiff of “too cool to move” vibe.This high quality porcelain collection is built to last in any high traffic area or luxurious residential spaces. This collection is available in most sizes and finishes through special order; please review brochure for details.
For thousands of years since early civilizations terra cotta tiles have been used for floor and wall coverings.Coming straight from earth translated from Italian as “baked earth” , our terracotta collections add natural vibes and organic textures to your residential and commercial spaces.
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.
This new collection, features antique Reclaimed Terracotta Tile flooring dating back from 100 to 200 years ago during the Austro-Hungarian Empire.Salvaged from farmhouses and historical buildings, these tiles have been hand recovered, hand cleaned and hand finished one tile at a time making each tile truly unique.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.The Reclaimed Terracotta Tile collection, ranges from incredible reds, pink to peaches and ochre and are available in the most popular shapes (rectangular, hexagon, parquet and square). Reclaimed Terracotta is suitable for exterior or interior use and perfect for bathrooms, kitchens to wine cellars and even be used for heated flooring options.This reclaimed material is a Marble Systems product offering.*This collection has high degree of color, size and texture variation.
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.
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.
The Tuscan Terracotta Collection embodies the natural landscapes of the countryside of Italy with its olive groves and vineyards. This beautiful terracotta collection, features 6 rustic patterns all carefully textured to bring a piece of history to your home.This collection can be used for residential and commercial floor applications. Tuscan Terracotta can also be installed outdoors in a frost and non-frost climate.
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.