Florida Tile has introduced Quartez, its newest HDP-High Definition Color Body Porcelain Tile collection inspired by the durability and beauty of natural quartzite.
“Much like naturally occurring quartzite, which begins as a soft sandstone until the earth’s pressure and heat transform it into a robust rock resistant to chemical weathering, Florida Tile’s Quartez series is similarly as rugged as it is beautiful,” says Sean Cilona, Florida Tile’s Marketing Director.
“Designer-wise, Quartez is full of rich earth tones, high shade variations and metallic highlights. Like it’s inspiration, Quartez is extremely resistant to wear and tear. Not only is it beautiful enough for the most high-fashion residential interiors, Quartez is also tough enough to be rated for both commercial and exterior applications,” Cilona said.
Because Quartez tile is crafted using a clefted punch, each surface features a heavy, natural-looking texture which contributes to slip resistance yet makes the tile soft to the touch.
“Speaking of texture,” says Cilona, “the color-body porcelain with Florida Tile’s proprietary HDP digital glaze printing delivers to each individual piece of Quartez another thing designers are looking for visual interest! In the case of Quartez we’ve created a heavy and graphical movement and dramatic effect between tiles and colors which designers just love!”
The initial Quartez release is in three main colors. Individual tiles are manufactured to achieve the highest variety of color for a truly natural and random effect.
Citadel, the darkest and most varied option for the boldest of statements
Fortress, a gray-green adaptive to any environment and a cool look for today’s modern interiors
Cornerstone, a neutral play on upscale, rich golden tones, ideal for brightening any room’s floor or walls
Quartez is featured in three sizes 12x12 and 18x18 and 12x24.
These larger rectangular tiles add a contemporary flair which lends luxury and sophistication to both residential and commercial construction. “Quartez is available immediately as a full collection, including bullnose, cove base and corners, listellos and a host of mosaics (notably the a dimensional split-face mosaic for wall accents or backsplashes). This is what one would expect from a premium line with crossover appeal,” Cilona concluded.
Quartez is MADE IN THE USA by Florida Tile. It is ADA-compliant and Greenguard® and Porcelain Tile certified.
Each tile contains 10% recycled content.
Supporting Florida Tile’s early 2010 promise for new and exciting products which match consumer desires and needs, Quartez follows Florida Tile’s Summer announcement of Paramount, a High Definition Porcelain tile inspired by Turkish Travertine, and Streamline, a modern take on subway wall tile.
Florida Tile is a fully owned subsidiary of Panariagroup, a publicly owned company traded on the Milan Stock Exchange (MILAN: PAN IM). Panariagroup is a leading manufacturer and distributor in over 60 countries around the world with six manufacturing sites in Italy, Portugal and the USA and eight brands positioned in the high-end of the market. www.panariagroup.it