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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.