Sneak Peek of Classics Tide, New Contemporary Tile Series by Mosa

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Sneak Peek of Classics Tide, New Contemporary Tile Series by Mosa

First, we’d like to remind everyone that the Rubble Tile Team is here to support our customers and their projects by shipping products, answering emails & phone calls on specifications, providing quotes, assisting with design, arranging off-site or virtual consultations, and delivering samples. Let us know how we can aid in making your project stress-free and on-time.

Our vendor partners either manufacture or stock materials in the U.S., so there is minimal disruption within our supply chain.


Rubble Tile Sales Reps Are Working Remotely

Our Residential and Commercial Sales Reps can send samples out through our showroom process, arrange an offsite meeting or delivery, or set up a virtual consultation online.

Lori Anderson – Residential Markets or 612-743-6750

Chris Knutson – Commercial Markets or 651-271-3938


Customer Service Hours

Customer Service Hours: M-F 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Showroom Closed, But We’re Here To Help

Our showroom is closed to the public, but as we are an exempt business, we are available by appointment. Call 952-697-3200 to make an appointment or to set up virtual consultation.


Mosa Classics Tide



For over 130 years Mosa has been manufacturing tiles using the purest materials and the magic of innovative Dutch design. By embracing the Cradle to Cradle philosophy and a commitment to design, Mosa has become one of the most innovative and sustainable tile makers in the world. With their newest series Classics Tide,  Mosa adds a classic, handmade style in a 4×8 shape to their tile product mix.

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Tide’s Artisanal Glaze Technique Creates Tiles with a Handmade Feel, without the Handmade Price

Tide, due out in July, brings a touch of the classic to a contemporary look by using an artisanal-style glaze technique.

The poured glaze, which is molten glass, is not poured evenly, but rather is released in an irregular flow that achieves different depths of glaze. The result is a play of darker and lighter areas across the tile surface, creating a vibrant warmth and textural appeal that is usually associated with handmade tile.

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Because of this technique, like handmade tile, no two Classics Tide tiles are alike. This very subtle movement and variation in the bisque mimics a hand-pressed clay body, allowing the glaze to pool and ebb as it flows over the tile.


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Classics Tide Comes in Classic, Versatile Brick Tile Shape

Classics Tide is produced in a 4×8 inch bricks, utilizing the wildly popular and timeless residential shape, subway tile. Mosa bumped the size up to 4×8 inches, so Tide is well suited for commercial and hospitality use. Like any brick shaped tile, Classics Tide can be set vertically, horizontally, offset or linear, and also in chevron style patterns.

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Soft, Rich and Coastal-Inspired Tile Glaze Colors

Mosa is best known for its almost scientifically precise nuance within the cool and warm neutrals range, but this collection soars creatively with painterly colors achieved with hard-candy-style glazes.

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The Classics Tide series consists of eight soft, rich, coastal-inspired colors. The color names express their gentle yet irresistible charm: serene white, fog grey, blush, bone, sage, blue mist, rust, and charcoal grey.

Contact us for more information about this classic yet contemporary series, due out this summer! 

More from Mosa.

See the brochure here.


Please note that our warehouse/customer service and showroom/offices are at two separate locations, with different hours.