Inspired by the unique visuals and textures of basalt stone, the Civilization porcelain tile collection offers stunning visuals in light to dark colorways. From the depths of the ocean, volcanic activity rose to the surface, creating islands of basalt stone where some of the world’s earliest people formed great cities and governments. These early empires inspired Crossville’s new Civilization collection, a basalt-inspired line of porcelain tile. The smooth, fine-grained stone naturally varies in color from light to dark, and Civilization follows suit with six natural incarnations of basalt featuring unique crystalline visuals and subtle movement found in these unique rock formations. 

The Civilization collection is offered in six tones: Census, Populace, Communique, Currency, Power and Legality. Offered in field tiles for residential and commercial applications, the collection includes semi-polished and unpolished options in a variety of sizes: 12 x 24 inches, 24 x 24 inches and 24 x 48 inches.

Civilization’s mosaic options include a traditional 2- x 2-inch mosaic and a unique polygon mosaic, and the trim package includes bullnose and cove base selections that provide a large range of application feasibility. 

Carefully and responsibly made in the USA, the Civilization collection is suited for commercial or residential projects. 

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