U-Color is a series of ink-jet and cold-glazed porcelain tile that offers an endless choice of colors to enhance the creative visions of designers; it invites the invention of new design concepts. The four neutral ink-jet tiles (Neutro, Grigio, Biondo and Bruno) are designed to be the backdrop for a combination of any of the 60 cold-glazed colored tiles. The cold glazing production process enables outstanding production flexibility, which means that small lots can be produced in an array of colors; something not typically achieved by conventional firing systems that are typical of the tile industry.  Its special size (nominal 3” x 12”) and subtle wood-grain appearance creates a bold and modern effect. This look was inspired by the industrial wooden floors of the 1970’s, typical of residential architecture of those days; a time when, instead of a machine, it was a hand-crafted technique. Consequently, this is an artisan product. Each piece is unique, with slight differences in color, shades or even slight imperfections created intentionally to further enhance the product.  IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an artisan product and has been designed to mature over time. It appears slightly aged to create the look of a natural wood. Much like the aging process of painted wood, the U-Color materials will patina over time.

U-Color won the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award 2014.

For more information on U-Color, download the U-Color brochure.

*Sampling for the U-Color Series is extremely limited due to the number of colors in the series. Please contact your Stone Source Sales Consultant for more information.

Colors + Sizes

U-Color is available in four field tiles with the look of natural wood (Neutro, Grigio, Biondo, Bruno) and 60 cold-glazed standard colored tiles (U01 through U60), which also have the appearance of a wood grain.  Custom colors can be produced for larger orders. Please inquire with your Stone Source Sales Consultant regarding minimums. Tile size is a nominal 3” x 12” (2.85” x 11.69” actual). Tiles are rectified and mono-caliber.


The four field tiles of U-Color (Neutro, Grigio, Biondo, Bruno) are suitable for interior and exterior walls and interior floors, including heavy-commercial traffic floors.
The 60 colored tiles of U-Color are suitable for interior walls, or may be used as an accent.

The suggested installation pattern for these materials is one in which the colored tiles are blended among the neutral field tiles.

Installation + Maintenance

Tiles can be installed using standard installation methods for thinset adhesives. A grout joint of 1/8" or greater is recommended. Use high quality adhesive from manufacturers such as Laticrete.

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Biondo Bruno Grigio Neutro U01 U02
U03 U04 U05 U06 U07 U08
U09 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14
U15 U16 U17 U18 U19 U20
U21 U22 U23 U24 U25 U26
U27 U28 U29 U30 U31 U32
U33 U34 U35 U36 U37 U38
U39 U40 U41 U42 U43 U44
U45 U46 U47 U48 U49 U50
U51 U52 U53 U54 U55 U56
U57 U58 U59 U60



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