Classics Tide, by Mosa Tile, Brings a Touch of Classic to a Contemporary Ceramic

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Classics Tide, by Mosa Tile, Brings a Touch of Classic to a Contemporary Ceramic

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 an appealing ceramic option with a handmade style 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 brings a touch of the classic to a contemporary look by using an artisanal-style glaze technique and guarantee truly rich and dynamic interiors.

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 also 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. Mix glaze colors to design your own blends and color ways.

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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.


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Contact us for more information about this classic yet contemporary series. 

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