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Washed Quarry’s beautiful, yet traffic-friendly colour palette adds a sense of style to any commercial or residential space. The trendy glazing technique of washed oxides gives each tile a dramatic effect while offering the added benefit of decreased maintenance.
Trikeenan WASHED QUARRY tile are formed from wet clay; finished, glazed and fired to 2200 degrees F. Custom tiles may be produced at other temperatures and with other processes.
Trikeenan conforms to ANSI 137.1 as Special Purpose Tile. Our tile are produced, graded and packed to our stated specifications.
How to Specify
Glazed, Washed Quarry tile in actual size ________________ (specify actual size) and color ___________________ (specify glaze name) as manufactured by Trikeenan Company, Hornell, NY. Tile shall conform to ANSI 137.1 as Special Purpose Tile. Allow 4-6 weeks from time of purchase order to delivery.
These tiles are made to order and therefore subject to production limitations and order volume fluctuations. For purposes of specification, a lead time of 4-6 weeks is sufficient in most cases. Check with the factory or your local distributor for verification of delivery.
Most Trikeenan glaze colors vary from tile to tile, some more than others. These variations are intentional, resulting from our particular production methods and our choice of raw materials. When specifying a Trikeenan glaze, always work from a sampling of 3 or more tiles which represent the range of color you can expect on the job.
Trikeenan murals should be laid out prior to installation to verify the spacing and fit. The tiles surrounding the mural should be carefully chosen to blend with those in the mural itself. Install murals at the same time as surrounding tiles to assure correct fit.
Crazing refers to the hair-line cracks which may occur in the glaze surface of tiles after firing and is common in hand crafted tile. All ceramic glazes are eventually subject to this effect. Glazes produced by Trikeenan are intentionally crazed for decorative effect. To minimize the possibility of staining Trikeenan recommends using a penetrating sealer or grout release. Trikeenan recommends testing a small section following the manufacturer's instructions.
Due to shrinkage from wet to fired tile in the manufacturing process, our tile is subject to size variation. The nominal tile thickness is 1/2” and can vary, along with other specified dimensions
Custom Color Development
We specialize in custom color development. Generally, we can match the hue and sheen of a sample submitted. For a fixed development fee, we will conduct a series of glaze tests and make a prototype tile for submittal. Custom glazed tiles made for a job are surcharged 20%. Typically 2-4 weeks is needed for testing, however, please check with the factory for current development time in our glaze lab.
Installation methods should conform to the Tile Council of America "Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation" (current edition). Tiles from several different cartons should be mixed to achieve the best overall blend of color.
Trikeenan recommends a 3/8" grout joint. Smaller grout spacing can be used including "a tight joint"; however, additional tiles will be required to cover a given area. Narrow grout spaces accentuate tile irregularities.
Minimal maintenance is required. Mild soaps should be sufficient for most cleaning. Test any cleaners before general use.
Depending on specific site conditions, all glazed tile are subject to wear over time. To determine the suitability for specific applications, each Trikeenan glaze has been tested and ranked on the MOHS scale and classified according to hardness and recommended use. Light colors and matte glazes are a better choice in heavy use areas rather than dark colors and gloss finished glazes because scratches on the tile surface are less apparent. A means must be provided for people to clean abrasive materials off their shoes before walking on a glazed tile floor.
High-Fired Metallic Glazes
These tiles, with the exception of Washed Quarry, feature metal molecules embedded on the glaze surface for a sensational metal effect. The glazes are non-toxic in both manufacture and usage. The glaze surfaces are sensitive to oxidation and must be protected. It is pre-sealed at the factory. Periodically the sealer must be renewed to protect the metallic quality. These glazes are NOT suitable for areas where abrasion, water and/or strong chemicals are present. Pre-test any sealers or grout releases before general use. Some products will discolor the glaze/metal surface. Trikeenan will not be responsible for discoloration to this tile from chemicals or moisture.