Sustainable Dutch Ceramic Tiles with a Hand-Made Feel
For over 130 years Mosa has been manufacturing tiles using the purest materials and the magic of Dutch design. By embracing the Cradle to Cradle sustainability philosophy and a commitment to stellar design, Mosa has become one of the most innovative tile makers in the world. With their series Classics Tide, Mosa brings an appealing ceramic option with a handmade style to their tile product mix.
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 that creates truly rich and dynamic installations.
The poured glaze, which is molten glass, is not poured evenly, but rather is released in an irregular flow that achieves different depths and pools on the surface. The result is a play of darker and lighter areas across the tile surface, creating a vibrant warmth and organic appeal that is usually associated with the natural variations in handmade tile glazes.
Because of this technique, like handmade tile, no two Classics Tide tiles are alike. A purposeful, 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.
Classics Tide Comes in a 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.
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.
The Classics Tide series consists of ten rich, coastal-inspired colors. The ten color names express their gentle yet irresistible charm: Serene White, Fog Grey, Blush, Bone, Sage, Blue Mist, Rust, Charcoal Grey, new Sand and Forest Green.
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