Stunning glazed ceramic tiles that add shine and brightness to your interior

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Stunning glazed ceramic tiles that add shine and brightness to your interior

This month at Rubble Tile, we’re featuring two exciting series from European Porcelain & Ceramics. Their mission is to introduce fabulous European tile lines to showrooms and designers in the U.S. 

The California and Highland collections fit the bill perfectly.  They’re both designed and made in Castillón, Spain, and both showcase beautiful ceramic wall tiles with a handcrafted appearance and a stunning glaze. They look great in coordination with each other or on their own and are perfect for adding some artisanal charm and brightness to an interior space.




California: A mother-of-pearl glossy finish

The super-smooth, almost water-like finish of the tiles in the California collection has a mother-of-pearl effect that catches the light and makes interiors feel brighter and more luxurious. One of the reasons why many people are drawn to the classic shine of glazed ceramic tile is that this subtle brightening can also make spaces like powder rooms appear larger.

If you’re looking for a way to highlight the natural light in a room, or to brighten up a room that feels too dark, a wall feature with the California tiles would be a great option. This can add a naturally elegant touch to a room without being too overwhelming, and the versatile color range of this collection can easily compliment most any interior décor scheme.



These 3 x 12 inch rectangular tiles come in five colors, including a classic white, taupe, gray, and two deeper shades of teal and blue.  There is also a trim tile available to create a more polished final look.

You could dress up a bathroom by putting these along the lower half of the walls in a traditional linear pattern, or you could play around with the orientation to create an interesting repeating motif. These smooth, glossy tiles are also very easy to clean — always a plus.



Highland: Engraved geometrical tile

The Highland collection features engraved geometrical tiles with a chevron pattern that adds some visual intrigue and texture. These can be used on their own or as a decorative relief to compliment the smooth-finish California tiles.



They come in the same size (3 x 12 inch) and color range as the California collection, making it easy to combine the two. The chevron pattern is precisely engraved on each tile to bring out that artisanal, hand-crafted look as well as a contiguous pattern that flows throughout the whole installation. This can elicit a bespoke feel that works well in transitional spaces and pairs nicely with a modern design interior.


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The patterning of Highland also adds a kind of edginess that would be suited to repurposed modern-industrial spaces like lofts and coffee houses.

You could pair them with the California tiles to add some subtle detail to a kitchen backsplash or a bathroom feature. Designers have also found them useful on their own to create accent walls in restaurants, hotels, and other commercial spaces.



Made in Spain, stocked in the USA

What’s great about European Porcelain & Ceramics is that they bring Europe’s best tile designers’ and manufacturers’ products to the American market. California and Highland are designed and made in Spain, but because they’re stocked in the US the lead times are consistent and convenient. One less thing to keep an eye on – you don’t have to worry about delays to your project.

If you’re interested in seeing samples from these great collections or learning more about your these collections for your project, contact us today – we’d love to talk! Set up a consultation with our showroom today.

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