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

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Tierras

Tierras is a series of colored-body porcelain tile designed by renowned Spanish architect & designer Patricia Urquiola for Mutina. The Tierras collection is inspired by the concept of sedimentation and traditional Mediterranean craftsmanship.  The base of the field tile is a solid black color, comprised of recycled ceramics. Eight different varieties of chromatically compatible lava, terracotta and clay are mixed and deposited on the black base to create the color palette in this series, resulting in saturated and earthy tones. This production process combines the latest in technological innovation with original craft techniques for a refined balance of contemporary and artisanal styles.

“I needed a real tactile material, which did not pretend to be anything else. I was looking for a warm element, both visually and to the touch. It should remind of something familiar, terracotta and lava, and which is at the same time something different. A return to the base, a homecoming, but a new base, a new home.”

– Patricia Urquiola

About Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola’s professional career began in Italy, influenced by figures such as Bruno Munari, the intellectual founding father of the Milan school. Patricia considers herself a Spaniard, or rather an Asturian of Basque descent. Urquiola trained at the Polytechnic Universities of Madrid and Milan.  In Milan she worked with Vico Magistretti and Achille Castiglioni before opening her own studio there in 2001. She alternates product design projects for major international companies – from Alessi to B&B Italia, Moroso, De Padova, Rosenthal and Axor, to mention but a few – with architecture projects for private homes, hotels and showrooms. Patricia’s work has earned her numerous international awards: the Wallpaper Design Awards in 2006 and 2013, Elle Decoration International Design Award, and Designer of the Year for the first time in 2003 and several times in the following years, as in 2009 with Mutina Déchirer collection. Her creations, including Déchirer have been selected for ADI Design Index and The International Design Yearbook.

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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Frame Blush

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

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.

Tierras is a series of colored-body porcelain tile designed by renowned Spanish architect & designer Patricia Urquiola for Mutina. The Tierras collection is inspired by the concept of sedimentation and traditional Mediterranean craftsmanship.  The base of the field tile is a solid black color, comprised of recycled ceramics. Eight different varieties of chromatically compatible lava, terracotta and clay are mixed and deposited on the black base to create the color palette in this series, resulting in saturated and earthy tones. This production process combines the latest in technological innovation with original craft techniques for a refined balance of contemporary and artisanal styles.

“I needed a real tactile material, which did not pretend to be anything else. I was looking for a warm element, both visually and to the touch. It should remind of something familiar, terracotta and lava, and which is at the same time something different. A return to the base, a homecoming, but a new base, a new home.”

– Patricia Urquiola

About Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola’s professional career began in Italy, influenced by figures such as Bruno Munari, the intellectual founding father of the Milan school. Patricia considers herself a Spaniard, or rather an Asturian of Basque descent. Urquiola trained at the Polytechnic Universities of Madrid and Milan.  In Milan she worked with Vico Magistretti and Achille Castiglioni before opening her own studio there in 2001. She alternates product design projects for major international companies – from Alessi to B&B Italia, Moroso, De Padova, Rosenthal and Axor, to mention but a few – with architecture projects for private homes, hotels and showrooms. Patricia’s work has earned her numerous international awards: the Wallpaper Design Awards in 2006 and 2013, Elle Decoration International Design Award, and Designer of the Year for the first time in 2003 and several times in the following years, as in 2009 with Mutina Déchirer collection. Her creations, including Déchirer have been selected for ADI Design Index and The International Design Yearbook.