Linwood Monroe School Gets A European Tile Makeover

Linwood Monroe School Gets A European Tile Makeover

Since its humble beginnings in 1995 as two separate and successful schools, Linwood Monroe has been dedicated to the academic excellence and flourishing growth of its students. In 2009, the two schools came together to make a single institution for grades Pre-K through 8, now dubbed Linwood Monroe Arts Plus.

LMAP has only expanded and improved since then. Their recent upgrade comes in the form of a phenomenal tile installation that runs through both the Lower and Upper campuses. Designed by U+B Architecture & Design Inc., and installed by Grazzini Brothers, Linwood Monroe’s bathrooms and halls are now stylishly color-coded to give this school a whole new level of vibrance.


Clear-Cut Visions From U+B

Anyone who has tried to install a project on their own knows there are always unexpected twists and turns, some of which can throw an entire design into chaos. U+B in Uptown Minneapolis takes heed of what their clients want, and offers ways to navigate these issues for maximum value while staying true to the original vision.

For LMAP, U+B selected wide swathes of color in key locations throughout the school, with a focus on the bathrooms. The result is a strong set of color schemes that blend shades and tones to catch the eye without looking messy. Students are now surrounded by colors bright enough to match their enthusiasm and energy.

Of course, even the best in the business need the right set of tools to make the job work. U+B chose the ever-reliable products from both Jasba and Mosa to make the magic happen.

Jasba Atelier, Mosa Colors, And Mosa Global

Founded in Germany in 1926, Jasba uses raw minerals from its home country to craft internationally inspired tiles. Its Atelier Collection sports elegantly textured surfaces and a playful mixing of solid shades and colorful highlights. Depending on what angle you’re approaching from, the Atelier mosaics emanate ephemeral reflections of light. Atelier also has long-lasting appeal thanks to its versatile interplay with other tiles.

With their own methodology and matching passion, Mosa has been manufacturing top-quality Dutch design ceramics and porcelains for over 130 years. A commitment to their craft and a Cradle-To-Cradle philosophy keep designers coming back for more.

Mosa’s Colors Collection has fifty different colors of glossy wall tiles to choose from in 4×4”, 6×6” and 6×12” sizes. That level of variety is only exceeded by their Global Collection. The Global Collection has twenty-six colors available in a glossy or matte finish, nine shades of white, and seven striking accent colors. In addition, twenty-five of these colors are available in a porcelain floor version that comes in either a plain design, a fine speckled look, or a coarse speckled look.

Armed with the well-designed, European tiles of both Jasba and Mosa, U+B has elevated both LMAP campuses from scholastic to fantastic. To get in on the fun visit Rubble Tile’s showroom today to get your hands on these tiles for your next project!


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