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Quarry Tile Defined
Quarry tile is a very hard, impervious paving tile made from the ground minerals formed and fired in much the same was as is used to make brick. They are typically harder than ordinary clay bricks, due to the minerals used and the high firing temperatures. Unlike clay terracotta, quarry tiles are not porous and will resist water; and unlike ceramic tile and porcelain, quarry tile does not have a surface glaze layer.
Because high quality quarry tiles are extruded and unglazed, they are both naturally appealing and very practical. These tiles are slip resisting and are an excellent choice for areas subject to heavy spills and moisture. They also perform well in outdoor applications - even in extreme climates.
High quality quarry tiles also have a tight die skin surface making them resistant to soiling*.
Quarry tiles get their color from the choice of natural raw materials put into the "mix" to create the tile. Quarry tiles with a base of shale generally have a red or brown color. Tiles with a base of clay generally have a gray or beige color.
Consider Color Options
While not exactly representing all of the Tile colors of the rainbow, quarry tiles can be found in a small variation of earthen tones, such as dark gray, light gray, tan, brown, and beige.
Color is a powerful design tool that completely alters the mood of a kitchen. It can change your perception of the space, making it feel wider and brighter, and it can draw the eye towards features worth highlighting. And, of course, it’s a great way to express personality.
When choosing an quarry tile colors, you can’t go wrong by following color theory. Complementary colours are opposite each other on the color wheel and will create a strong contrast with a vibrant feel, while colors that are near each other on the wheel will give your scheme a more relaxed vibe.
Don’t just think about the color on your units – also consider the design and style of your units.