New Collection Overview
Our new extruded porcelain tile collection "Versailles Parquet" offers style at an excellent value. Paying homage to classic geometric patterns, Versailles is at home on walls or floors. Available in four weathered neutral colors and featuring a wide selection of field tile shapes and, Versailles can be arranged in several pattern configurations.
Porcelain has been around since around A.D. 620; more modern methods and mixtures started to be used around A.D. 1279. Originating in China, the earliest porcelains used kaolin (a type of clay) and pegmatite (a type of granite). Early European versions used clay and ground glass. In 1707, German manufacturers started using feldspar instead of glass in a process that continues today. In today’s porcelain, silica is also added to the raw ingredients. The raw materials are finely ground, cleaned, formed in a mold, and then fired.
Decorative Stone Collection
Our visionary product designers and expert craftsmen readily break conventions, blazing bold, unique paths that bring together innovative movements in color, form and design. And when conventional is appropriate, we design or find the very best of the basics
Guastavino Tile Collection
We Inspired from Guastavino's exquisite tile arch's when we create our Guastavino tile Collection; Guastavino was a Spanish architect and builder. Based on the Catalan vault he created the Guastavino tile, a "Tile Arch System" patented in the United States in 1885 used for constructing robust, self-supporting arches and architectural vaults using interlocking terracotta tiles and layers of mortar. Guastavino tile is found in some of New York's most prominent Beaux-Arts landmarks and in major buildings across the United States. It is used in a huge number of architecturally important and famous buildings with vaulted spaces. Guastavino was not the principal architect for most of the projects.