Academie Glazed Ceramic Tiles
|Item Code||Size||Stock Status|
|WGD10386||6x6x3/8||10-12 weeks lead time|
- Comm. Interior Walls
- Res. Interior Walls
|Weight||4.00 lbs / pcs||Types||Tiles||Style||Classic|
|Finish||Glazed||Category||Ceramic||Collection||Faience Blue Tile|
|Color||Blue, White||Area||Bathroom, Kitchen, Living Room||Frost Resistance|
The Faience Blue Tile Collection from Country Floors illustrates the best in traditional Blue and White decorative tiles. Faience is an early historical reference to tin-glazed ceramic ware decorated with opaque colors, such as delftware and majolica. Today it is synonymous with an opaque blue painted design on a delicate white ground. This collection is handmade in southern California by a unique community of talented craftsman. Each tile is glazed; hand painted; and kiln fired. Vintage 15th and 16th century European designs and motifs are featured. Decorative 6x6” tiles and 3x6”, 2x6” and 1x6” borders, murals and panels headline the collection. Solid field tiles in 4x4”, 5x5” and 6x6”, moldings and finishing pieces are also available for a professional installation. Choose a hand molded or vitreous clay body; rustic or classic white glaze; soft blue, delft blue or sepia color painting; and gloss or aged finish. These tiles can be used in interior vertical installations; kitchens, backsplashes, bathrooms, powder room, tub surround, showers, feature wall, fireplace surround, wainscot applications, stair-risers. The more durable vitreous clay body should be specified for exterior installations, fountains and pool surrounds in temperate climates. Handcrafted tiles will exhibit color, size and texture variations.
Ceramic tile is a fired clay product. They may be glazed or unglazed, depending on the desired design concept and particular usage. Glazed ceramic tiles and many unglazed ceramic tiles are generally moisture resistant and therefore are suited for floor and wall spaces such as general living areas, bathrooms, kitchens, and so forth. Ceramic tile is relatively easy to keep clean, as they can tolerate many different common household cleaning products. Typically, ceramic tile does not absorb fumes, odors, or smoke. Because color may be fired into a tile’s clay body (in the case of unglazed tiles) or onto a tile’s glazed surface (for glazed tiles), ceramic tile will not usually lose color or fade when exposed to UV rays in sunlit conditions. Although many tiles have little to no variation, color can vary from tile to tile to differing degrees. This is an inherent and desired characteristic of all fired clay products. Therefore, all tile should be unpacked and inspected prior to installation, as Country Floors cannot accept claims for variation in any tile after installation.
- Unglazed ceramic tile is typically more porous and will potentially absorb liquids and stains. It needs to be sealed to protect the surface from liquids. Staining can be prevented to some extent by sealing with a quality chemical ceramic tile sealer and will need to be sealed periodically in order to continue to be free from stains.
- The grout placed in between ceramic tiles is susceptible to moisture, so it will need to be sealed to make it impervious to water. Otherwise, water can seep through the grout, which weakens the installation and encourages mold growth.
- Unglazed ceramic tiles have greater slip resistance than glazed tiles. Because they can be slippery, glossy tiles are not generally recommended for high traffic areas or for residential sites with children and elderly people.
- Ceramic tile is durable but may be subject to chipping in environments with aggressive use.
- Check the technical specifications assigned a particular tile product.