GLAMOUR Retro-Modern Tile - TEXTURES
5 Textures or Body Styles
All Glamour colors are available in 5 textures or body styles. For more colors details go to Glamour Colors page. Each body style has different characteristics: production process, thickness, surface texture, clay type and color, price range, etc. The 5 textures are arranged by price level, from lowest to highest. Click on any image for more detail or scroll down this page to get maximum detail for each texture.
- ANTIQUE (AQE) Texture
AQE Texture has a surface smoothed by hand, after the clay has filled the wood mold. The hands are wet with muddy water and used throughout the clay surface to make it as smooth as possible, while leaving some finger marks. The result is a relatively smooth surface with some ‘little valleys” created by the fingers. The clay mixture used for this texture has some small stone and terracotta pebbles that create occasional holes and imperfections on the surface. The surface also shows some small pinholes areas. Edges are flat and uneven, with some chips and imperfections. It has low price level.
- RUSTIQUE (RQE) Texture
RQE Texture has a surface that combines smooth and rough areas. The surface is slightly uneven and undulated, creating some movement between the rough and the smooth areas. The rough areas have a lot of small holes and cracks that give it a unique personality and a rustic look. Edges and corners are slightly rounded and uneven, with some chips and imperfections. It is recommended for applications where a more “old world” look is desired, as well as a higher slip resistant surface. It has low-medium price level.
- CLASSIQUE (CQE) Texture
CQE Texture has a very smooth and flat surface, for a hand molded terracotta. It is a honed-like surface, very smooth to the touch, that offers a more "refined" look, while maintaining an antique-classic style personality. The clay mixture used for this texture has some small stone and terracotta pebbles that create occasional holes and imperfections on the surface. The surface also shows small grain areas. Edges are flat and uneven, with some chips and imperfections. it is recommended for applications where a more "contemporary" look, as well as a flat and smooth surface, is desired. It has medium-high price level.
CQE Texture is available in limited quantities with longer production times than the other textures. It is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR FLOORS, as it will require extra care and maintenance, because very flat and smooth "waxed finished" surfaces have a tendency to show more scratches, dirt and shoe marks, etc.
- ORIGINAL RULER SMOOTHED (ORS) Texture
ORS Texture has a surface smoothed by a wood ruler, after the clay has filled the wood mold. The result is a relatively smooth and flat surface with some very fine lines created by the wood ruler, as it picks up the excess clay from the molded clay surface. The clay mixture used for this texture is very fine, as it has been naturally filtered, creating a very smooth texture and a quite leveled surface. Edges are flat and uneven, with some chips and imperfections. It is recommended for applications where a more “refined-contemporary” look and a flat-smoother surface are desired. It has medium-high price level.
- Glamour VINTAGE (GVT) Texture
GVT Texture has a surface that combines smooth and rough areas. The surface is slightly uneven and undulated, creating some movement between the rough and the smooth areas. The rough areas have a lot of small pinholes and swirls that give it a unique personality. Edges and corners are slightly rounded and uneven, with some chips and imperfections. It is recommended for applications where a more “old world” look is desired, as well as a higher slip resistant surface. It has medium-high price level.
Availability: All items are custom made per order. No cancellations allowed. Allow 2 to 16 weeks for delivery, depending on item and quantity ordered. Most orders are supplied in 4 to 8 weeks. Product Order: When placing an order, please SPECIFY TEXTURE, COLOR and FINISH for EACH item. Finish: All items are available in Waxed or Matte finish. Waxed finish is recommended for all interior floor and wall applications, with a few exceptions like, shower walls and fireplace surrounds. See Recommended Applications page for more detailed information. Final Finish: A Final Finish application, including grouted areas, with our recommended Wax (Interiors) or Stain (exteriors), and a maintenance program, are required to achieve the same look of the samples or sample boards used to specify the product. Exterior Use: Exterior application is recommended for Warm Weather Areas ONLY. For exterior floor applications it is recommended to use the Vintage (GVT) texture, as it has a higher slip resistance. See Product Info pages for more detailed information. Sizes: All sizes are NOMINAL and have the usual hand molded terracotta variations. If an EXACT measure is required, due to layout design or combination with other type of material, please contact us to evaluate all possibilities. Color Variations: All items are produced per order and therefore each order may have a slight difference in color or stain shade with other prior orders. Add-on orders may not have the exact same look as original orders. Decorative Tile Variations: All Decorative Designs items are handmade. Color and design variations, within the same tile or between tiles of the same lot, should be expected and accepted. Digital Colors: Product pictures are intended to be as accurate as possible and should be considered as approximations only. For aesthetic purpose, some pictures may have the grout areas filled using digital colors. Actual samples and/or grouted sample boards (with the Final Finish), representing the "finished" look of the installed tile, should be used in making a final decision.
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