Crossville Inc. has launched its Portugal porcelain tile collection, which was inspired by Portuguese Atlantic Dark limestone, a natural, earthen material found only in the Mediterranean. Crossville captured this subtle, organic surface visual with the company’s Digital+ technology. Notably, the Portugal collection is offered in finishes for both interior and exterior applications.
Portugal’s palette of six colors represents a mix of warm and cool neutrals, including Velho White, Grand Rosé, Venho Verde, Tinta Negra, Harvest Tawny and Madiera Reserve. The interior unpolished and exterior finishes invite installations with seamless visual flow from indoors to out. Engineered to an average minimum 0.60 DCOF and R11 classified, the exterior tiles provide the superior technical performance required for outside spaces.
The interior field tile sizes range from the extremely large 24 by 48 inches to 24 by 24 inches, 12 by 24 inches and 6 by 24 inches, while the exterior tiles come in 12 by 24 inches and 24 by 24 inches. All sizes are rectified.
Additionally, Crossville’s Portugal collection is available in the triangular mosaic that is sheet-mounted and ready for installation on floors and walls. The triangular mosaic works well for linear or centered drains on wet area floors or to create a vertical focal point on the wall. For more traditional looks, the sheet-mounted 2- by 2-inch mosaic is also available. Standard bullnose or cove base made from the same material as the field tile to ensure coordination are also included.
Made in the U.S.A. through Crossville’s EcoCycle Tile Process, Portugal is Green Square Certified and contains a minimum 4 percent pre-consumer recycled content. The line is covered by Crossville’s porcelain tile EPD, HPD, Declare Label, and sustainability report—all of which can contribute to LEED, Well, LBC and other green building rating systems.