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Tex – Blue

Finish: Matte
Material: Porcelain Tile and Slabs
Collection: Tex

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Tex

Designed by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges studio, Tex is a rich multi-colored glazed porcelain collection inspired by woven textiles. It features an artisanal, hand-crafted surface texture and a unique rhombus shape. The shape of the tile is a simplified enlargement of the basic knitted stitch: when looking carefully into a knitted textile, a repetition of stitches can be seen aligned in symmetric rows next to each other. The colorful and natural glaze applied on the extruded clay body creates an irregular effect allowing for variations in color saturation. Manufactured by Mutina, Tex is available in the United States exclusively through Stone Source.

About Raw Edges Studio

Raw Edges is a young London Design Studio comprised of Israeli-born designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay. Both studied at the Bezalel Art & Design Academy in Jerusalem before moving to London. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2006, they founded the Raw Edges Design Studio. Yael likes to fold slim layers of all sorts of material as if they were paper, creating curved volumes and functional forms, while Shay has a passionate interest in a world where things move, function and interact. These two different approaches come together to create a series of original projects, characterized by a keen sensitivity toward the environment. 2009 was an important year for the firm: in addition to the Elle Decoration International Design Award for Stack by Established & Sons, in the Furniture section, at Design Miami/Basel, the duo received the Designers of the Future Award 2009. They work with a number of international brands and producers, such as Arco, Cappellini, Bauhaus Ceramic Japan, Established & Sons and Stella McCartney.

For more information, download the Tex brochure.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Designed by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges studio, Tex is a rich multi-colored glazed porcelain tile collection inspired by woven textiles. It features an artisanal, hand-crafted surface texture and a unique rhombus shape. The shape of the tile is a simplified enlargement of the basic knitted stitch: when looking carefully into a knitted textile, a repetition of stitches can be seen aligned in symmetric rows next to each other. The colorful and natural glaze applied on the extruded clay body creates an irregular effect allowing for variations in color saturation. Manufactured by Mutina, Tex is available in the United States exclusively through Stone Source.

Applications

  • Exterior Cladding: Yes
  • Exterior Pavers: No
  • Interior Walls: Yes
  • Interior Floors: Yes
  • Kitchen Countertops: No
  • Other Countertops: No
  • Wet areas: Yes
  • Traffic: Light 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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Tex – Blue

Finish: Matte
Material: Porcelain Tile and Slabs
Collection: Tex

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Designed by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges studio, Tex is a rich multi-colored glazed porcelain tile collection inspired by woven textiles. It features an artisanal, hand-crafted surface texture and a unique rhombus shape. The shape of the tile is a simplified enlargement of the basic knitted stitch: when looking carefully into a knitted textile, a repetition of stitches can be seen aligned in symmetric rows next to each other. The colorful and natural glaze applied on the extruded clay body creates an irregular effect allowing for variations in color saturation. Manufactured by Mutina, Tex is available in the United States exclusively through Stone Source.

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: Light 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.

Designed by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges studio, Tex is a rich multi-colored glazed porcelain collection inspired by woven textiles. It features an artisanal, hand-crafted surface texture and a unique rhombus shape. The shape of the tile is a simplified enlargement of the basic knitted stitch: when looking carefully into a knitted textile, a repetition of stitches can be seen aligned in symmetric rows next to each other. The colorful and natural glaze applied on the extruded clay body creates an irregular effect allowing for variations in color saturation. Manufactured by Mutina, Tex is available in the United States exclusively through Stone Source.

About Raw Edges Studio

Raw Edges is a young London Design Studio comprised of Israeli-born designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay. Both studied at the Bezalel Art & Design Academy in Jerusalem before moving to London. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2006, they founded the Raw Edges Design Studio. Yael likes to fold slim layers of all sorts of material as if they were paper, creating curved volumes and functional forms, while Shay has a passionate interest in a world where things move, function and interact. These two different approaches come together to create a series of original projects, characterized by a keen sensitivity toward the environment. 2009 was an important year for the firm: in addition to the Elle Decoration International Design Award for Stack by Established & Sons, in the Furniture section, at Design Miami/Basel, the duo received the Designers of the Future Award 2009. They work with a number of international brands and producers, such as Arco, Cappellini, Bauhaus Ceramic Japan, Established & Sons and Stella McCartney.

For more information, download the Tex brochure.