Overview: America's Indoor/Outdoor Quarry Tile. Metropolitan Ceramics is the largest manufacturer of unglazed quarry tile in the U.S. Metropolitan is known for producing durable unglazed quarry tile that can stand up to the most demanding treatment indoors and out.
Metropolitan Ceramics Quarry Tile Attains Green Squared Certification
May 22, 2012 – Canton, Ohio – Metropolitan Ceramics®, a brand of Ironrock Capital, Inc. has recently had a large selection of unglazed ceramic quarry tile products Green Squared Certified by Scientific Certification System (SCS).
50% Recycled Content (Pre-Consumer)
The production of our extruded quarry tile creates a waste product that cannot be added, in large volume, to our existing colors. Other manufacturing processes create waste products including fired scrap. Through additional blending and processing of large quantities of these products and then blending it further, with new material, we are now able to offer a product with a pre-consumer recycled content of over 50%. ENVIROQUARRY® meets the same tough standards as our regular quarry products and is kiln flashed for random color variation and added appeal.
Combines long wear and great looking colors.The colors coordinate to fit high traffic, multi- use, commercial, and residential design needs. QUARRYBASICS are the fore-most natural, unglazed, high density ceramic tile made in the U.S.A.
The silicon carbide additive in QUARRYBASICS® Abrasive is embedded throughout the surface of each tile creating a slip resisting surface with a dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) of 0.80 and static coefficient of friction (SCOF) of 0.95 dry and 0.85 wet at time of manufacture.
QUARRYBASICS® Abrasive is available in stock in three color options, 31A Mayflower Red Abrasive, 57A Puritan Gray Abrasive, and 15A Buckskin Abrasive. Because of how the silicon carbide is applied, it can also be applied to other Metropolitan Ceramics® products (creating abrasive versions of these colors) by special order.
QUARRYBASICS® X-Colors features a metallic additive dispersed throughout the body of the tile. The additive makes the X-Colors the optimum choice for high traffic commercial applications with slip fall concerns.
X-Colors have a speckled look that helps hide dirt and marks plus has a coefficient of friction of 0.90 dry and 0.70 wet at time of manufacture. Please see the maintenance guide section of this web site for specific maintenance information for X-Colors.
METRO TREAD® features nine raised treads across the surface of each tile and spaced 5/8" apart for added slip resistance. METRO TREAD® has a coefficient of friction of 0.90 dry and 0.70 at time of manufacture and is suitable for heavy traffic areas subject to frequent spills and moisture.
Somerset combines the natural appeal of rich shade variation from tile to tile, with the durability and slip resisting features and benefits of our other Metropolitan Quarry tile. Somerset is the right choice for architectural designs and installations.
The perfect answer for restoration and renovation projects, indoors and out.
For new construction where a classic style is the desired result.
Suitable for commercial installations such as a courtyard or entryway.
The right fit for residential applications such as a patio, walkway or foyer.
Down to Earth® is an indoor / outdoor, naturally slip-resisting unglazed ceramic tile from Metropolitan Ceramics®. Down to Earth® is 1/2" thick and has through-the-body flashed colors, distinct textures and unique sizing. Perfect for your outdoor porch, patio, walkway or pool surround.
Metropolitan Ceramics¨ quarry products are one of the longest lasting flooring products available. In fact, a recent study conducted by the Tile Council of North America found quarry tile to be the best value among competing floor covering products based specifically on the price and longevity of the product.
Metropolitan Ceramics®, a brand of Ironrock Capital, Inc. has recently had a large selection of unglazed ceramic quarry tile products Green Squared Certified by Scientific Certification System (SCS).
Green Squared is the flooring industry’s first sustainability standard for tile and tile installation materials. Developed by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) tilethenaturalchoice.com under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process, this sustainability standard recognizes manufacturers for their environmental leadership and corporate social responsibility across a broad range of indicators.
For a complete list of the Metropolitan Ceramics® product colors that have been Green Squared Certified and for more on Metropolitan Ceramics® and Green Squared, visit the Metropolitan Ceramic® website metroceramics.com