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W-Age
by Provenza

Description

W-Age by Provenza is a series of through-body porcelain tiles reminiscent of the cross-section of a treetrunk. The design is based on dendrochronology, a scientific dating system that allows a tree's age to be measured by counting the rings inside it. A new growth ring of varying thickness is produced every year. Once it reaches maturity, the tree produces less wood and the rings become narrower. Knots visible in natural wood have also been replicated in this tile to give it a realistic appearance.

Colors + Sizes

Stocked colors and sizes include:
Heartwood - Natural/Matte - 6"x 36" (5.9"x35.43")
Heartwood - Natural/Matte - 24" x 24" (23.6" x 23.6")

W-Age is available in 4 colors: Marrow, Ring, Heartwood and Cortex. Each color is offered in natural/matte and polished finishes.  Sizes include 6"x24" (5.9"x23.6"), 6"x36" (5.9" x 35.43") and 24"x24" (23.6"x23.6") tiles. Mosaics and trim pieces are also available upon request. Please note, the 6"x24" tile is not offered on the West Coast.

Applications

W-Age is suitable for interior and exterior walls, as well as interior residential and heavy-traffic commercial floors. The series is also suitable for bathrooms, as well as pool and roof decks; allowing for the look of end-grain wood to be attained in areas where end-grain wood cannot be used, and making it possible to use a size that cannot typically be used in these applications.

Maintenance and Installation

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 and Mapei, following manufacturers’ recommendations, depending on conditions. Clean with a neutral detergent.

Colors
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Marrow Heartwood Ring Cortex

 

Installations
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