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Beige

Finish: Natural
Material: Porcelain Tile and Slabs
Collection: Fossil

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Fossil

Fossil is a series of ink-jet porcelain tile by Italian manufacturer Refin Ceramiche, based on the winning concept from their 2014 Create Your Tile design competition. The competition encouraged the use of porcelain tile as a creative medium and drew over 800 entries of tile design concepts from professionals across the globe. The winning concept came from a young Polish designer, Kasia Zareba, whose original sketches were inspired by the physical impressions left by the grooved, coiled shells of extinct sea creatures called ammonites.

The Fossil Collection has been produced in 5 hand-drawn patterns, available in 3 colors, that create an optical illusion of depth and serve as a translation of the prehistoric imprints left by plants and animals in rock formations. The shading resembles natural stone, resulting in a modern interpretation of marble.

“In the subtle motifs, one’s imagination can see different figures. They bring to mind the regularities of form found in the natural world.” – Kasia Zareba

Fossil received the 2015 IIDA/HD Product Design Competition award in the Hard Surface Flooring category. It also received the HD Expo 2015 Best of Competition Award.

About Kasia Zareba

Kasia Zareba grew up in Poland, where she studied architecture before moving to the Eindhoven Design Academy in the Netherlands. After graduating in 2012, she opened her own design firm in Eindhoven. Kasia Zareba is a multi-faceted designer who is at ease working with a wide range of materials. Her style is always a balanced mix of design, art and installation, and her works run from small to large, concrete surfaces and textures, fantasy and technology.

For more information on Fossil, download the Fossil brochure.

Applications

  • Exterior Cladding: Yes
  • Exterior Pavers: No
  • Interior Walls: Yes
  • Interior Floors: Yes
  • Kitchen Countertops: No
  • Other Countertops: No
  • Wet areas: Yes
  • Traffic: Heavy Commercial

Care + Maintenance

  • Pre-Grouting Protection: Not Applicable
  • Initial Cleaning: Deterdek/Fila CR10
  • Protection Natural Effect: Not Applicable
  • Protection Color Enhancing: Not Applicable
  • Standard Maintenance: Fila Cleaner
  • Special Maintenance: Fila PS/87
ABRASION RESISTANCE

High

This material has relatively high abrasion resistance. It rates as a 7 or higher on the Mohs scale. Quartzite or granite typically fall into this range. This material is less likely to scratch than marble, limestone, onyx, slate, etc.

ABSORPTION

Low

This material is virtually non-porous. No sealer is required and it is less likely to stain.

ACID SENSITIVITY

Minimal

This material is minimally sensitive to acids. It will not acid etch or lose its surface sheen when exposed to acidic liquids such as lemons or tomatoes.

FREEZE-THAW

All Exteriors

Due to this material's Minimal or Moderate Absorption rating, its Abrasion Resistance rating, color fastness and tensile strength, this material is suitable for all exterior applications where freeze-thaw cycles are a concern. Use TCNA standards for setting in exteriors and consult an engineer regarding fastening systems and tensile strength required for your project.

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Beige

Finish: Natural
Material: Porcelain Tile and Slabs
Collection: Fossil

Care + Maintenance

  • Pre-Grouting Protection: Not Applicable
  • Initial Cleaning: Deterdek/Fila CR10
  • Protection Natural Effect: Not Applicable
  • Protection Color Enhancing: Not Applicable
  • Standard Maintenance: Fila Cleaner
  • Special Maintenance: Fila PS/87

Applications

  • Exterior Cladding: Yes
  • Exterior Pavers: No
  • Interior Walls: Yes
  • Interior Floors: Yes
  • Kitchen Countertops: No
  • Other Countertops: No
  • Wet areas: Yes
  • Traffic: Heavy Commercial
ABRASION RESISTANCE

High

This material has relatively high abrasion resistance. It rates as a 7 or higher on the Mohs scale. Quartzite or granite typically fall into this range. This material is less likely to scratch than marble, limestone, onyx, slate, etc.

ABSORPTION

Low

This material is virtually non-porous. No sealer is required and it is less likely to stain.

ACID SENSITIVITY

Minimal

This material is minimally sensitive to acids. It will not acid etch or lose its surface sheen when exposed to acidic liquids such as lemons or tomatoes.

FREEZE-THAW

All Exteriors

Due to this material's Minimal or Moderate Absorption rating, its Abrasion Resistance rating, color fastness and tensile strength, this material is suitable for all exterior applications where freeze-thaw cycles are a concern. Use TCNA standards for setting in exteriors and consult an engineer regarding fastening systems and tensile strength required for your project.

Fossil is a series of ink-jet porcelain tile by Italian manufacturer Refin Ceramiche, based on the winning concept from their 2014 Create Your Tile design competition. The competition encouraged the use of porcelain tile as a creative medium and drew over 800 entries of tile design concepts from professionals across the globe. The winning concept came from a young Polish designer, Kasia Zareba, whose original sketches were inspired by the physical impressions left by the grooved, coiled shells of extinct sea creatures called ammonites.

The Fossil Collection has been produced in 5 hand-drawn patterns, available in 3 colors, that create an optical illusion of depth and serve as a translation of the prehistoric imprints left by plants and animals in rock formations. The shading resembles natural stone, resulting in a modern interpretation of marble.

“In the subtle motifs, one’s imagination can see different figures. They bring to mind the regularities of form found in the natural world.” – Kasia Zareba

Fossil received the 2015 IIDA/HD Product Design Competition award in the Hard Surface Flooring category. It also received the HD Expo 2015 Best of Competition Award.

About Kasia Zareba

Kasia Zareba grew up in Poland, where she studied architecture before moving to the Eindhoven Design Academy in the Netherlands. After graduating in 2012, she opened her own design firm in Eindhoven. Kasia Zareba is a multi-faceted designer who is at ease working with a wide range of materials. Her style is always a balanced mix of design, art and installation, and her works run from small to large, concrete surfaces and textures, fantasy and technology.

For more information on Fossil, download the Fossil brochure.