CROSSVILLE, TN -- Crossville, Inc. recently launched the Jazz Age porcelain tile collection. This unique collection captures the look of traditional hardwood floors with an authentically-aged patina. Inspired by the character and style of the flooring found in a nightclub of the 1920s or ‘30s, Jazz Age’s surface visual features touches of distressing and marks that would occur over time in bustling, busy venues.
“The collection has a very European feel,” said Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville’s vice president of marketing. “It looks like wood in buildings, cafes and clubs that have stood the test of time.”
She goes on to describe the details of the surface visual that are achieved through Crossville’s digital plus technology. “We developed Jazz Age so that each detail on the tile planks tells a story,” she said. “You’ll see what appears to be wear from nightly dancing on the wood graining and we mimicked the high-low sheen club floors get from waxing. We even included the look of scuffs and subtle undulations that would come from chair legs and tapping feet.”
Waldrep points out that all these authentic, timeworn wood details are interpreted in durable and enduring porcelain tile that is ideal for high traffic and wet areas in which true wood could never be specified. “Jazz Age is a distinct evolution in wood-look tile that will give designers a great alternative for so many projects and unique applications,” she added.
The collection’s four wood-look hues -- Louis, Duke, Count and Billie -- offer natural tones with lasting appeal and are offered in an 8- x 48-inch plank tile size that makes the wood appearance even more convincing. Two mosaic options -- the standard 2- x 2-inch square mosaic and a fashionable herringbone mosaic -- invite creativity to complete any design. The covebase and bullnose trim allow for fully finished looks.
In contrast to its true wood predecessor, Jazz Age is easy to clean and maintain, even in high traffic areas in commercial or residential settings.
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