Officials with Crossville, Inc. recently announced the launch of Familiar Territory, the brand’s latest porcelain tile collection. The line was developed to answer specific market demands.
“We heard designers ask for a new soft, subtle stone-look tile that can work both commercially and residentially,” said Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville’s vice president of marketing. “Likewise, the market expressed the need for a collection that offers a high-end elegance at a calibrated value. Familiar Territory hits the mark on both counts.”
Familiar Territory is offered in a 12- x 24-inch calibrated field tile, bullnose and cove base trims, and a 2- x 2-inch mosaic. Its five earthy, neutral colors — Créme, Taupe, Sand, Mahogany and Iron — are enhanced by thin, multi-directional striations inspired by the appearance of quartzite and shifting sands. These hues are what Waldrep describes as “having a chameleon-like effect.”
“The tones can shift from browns to warm grays depending on the light and surrounding colors,” she said. “They’re so versatile.”
Each of the five colors is offered in two finish options, Cross-Sheen® unpolished and Crossville’s first-ever semi-polished for a calibrated collection. Cross-Sheen® finish gives a slight glow to an unpolished surface that enhances color and makes it very simple to remove scuffs, stains and even permanent marker and graffiti from the tile’s surface — a great alternative for high-traffic interior floors and walls where low maintenance is desired.