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 applications
This 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 3×6. this is the traditional subway tile size and widely produced all over the World. New subway tile sizes have been. 3×9 and even. 4×12 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.