I particularly wanted to talk about the non-slip Evo_2 modular range for swimming pools. The range has many different pre-cut pieces available to coping, grates and corners of the swimming pool which can be either straight edge or rounded bullnose.
The pre-cut modular system saves time and expense due to the tiler not needing to cut the pool tiles to the right shape.
The colours and patterns in the external Evo_2 paving tiles are also available in indoor 10mm versions in various sizes. Full compatibility allows for seamless transition when walking from inside to outside.
Doesn’t Change Colour
Because it is fully resistant to frost, sun, mould, and requires no treatment. Washable also with a high pressure washer.
Some Evo_2 colours have a solar reflective index between 60% and 80% meaning the porcelain tile has a low heat absorption.
In most cases metal mosaic tiles will come in the form of a stainless steel capping which is glued on top of a ceramic base. They come in a wide variety of shapes, colours and sizes, usually ranging from as large as 10 x 10cm, down to 1 x 1cm.
304 grade stainless steel is the most common metal for mosaic tiles, and to a lesser extent copper and aluminium. Although 304 is not 306 marine grade stainless steel and not rated for outdoor use, from my own experience I have had a 10 x 10cm test piece sitting outside my back door exposed to the elements for over a year and it is as shiny as the day I put it there (and I live right next to a salt water lake.) I’d be interested to see how long it lasts soaking in salt water.
Cutting Metal Tiles
Mosaic tiles which incorporate metal pieces cannot be cut with a tile scoring tool. It should ideally be cut with a continuous diamond blade electric water cooled saw.
Avoid using an electric saw which is not water cooled as it will leave scorch marks on the stainless steel.
If no water cooled electric saw is available then stainless steel mosaic tiles can also be cut by hand with a ceramic tile hacksaw.
Classic Ceramics are now importing an exclusive range of Italian stone tiles into the Australian market unlike anything else. These tiles from Petra Antiqua are very beautiful and unique in that nearly all the range is heavily engraved, often it’s hard to believe some of the finishes have been applied to real stone. These premium tiles are suitable for the high end residential and commercial customer and can be viewed in our Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne showrooms.
Much of the Petra Antiqua range is embedded with gold or silver glazes as well as metallic finishes in many other colours. These finishes added to travertine stone produce some very luxurious designs. There are so many attractive designs available it would be pages and pages of photos if I were to post them all.
Piero Fornasetti (10 November 1913 – 9 October 1988) was an internationally famous Italian artist most famous for his art with the repeated use of the same woman’s face. There are many collectors of his work which seek after these vintage works and today it’s most common to find his works in ceramics, plates, lamps, scarves, ties and furniture.
Other common features in Fornasetti art is the sun, moon and stars, playing cards, animals and surrealistic images, quite often in just black and white in a style which resembles engraving.