The Tradition Continues
The worth of an idea can only be measured once it becomes a reality. At Stonelight Tile, we have made an art of developing ideas into reality.
Whether it’s an existing tile design, or a design you developed in association with our artist, the unique relationship between you and Stonelight Tile will allow you to follow your tile from initial development through it’s final finishing stages.
From large commercial installations to custom households, your design ideas deserve to be brought to their full potential.
Stonelight Tile is a glazed clay tile with an unusually hard body, of the type made in Europe for centuries and traditionally known as faience tile. It is made chiefly of natural clays baked to maturity at more than 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit. This produces a body of extreme density and little absorption.
All glazes, whether as dull as sand or bright as a mirror are basically glass melted onto the surface of the tile body.
Stonelight’s stoneware matte glazes are especially suited for floors that take at lot of abuse, and where the look of a handcrafted material is desired.
The tiles with this type of glaze have been used for years in many commercial installations, such as restaurants and department stores, which endure more foot traffic in a year than the average home does in a lifetime. Despite their matte surface, they do not require waxing. Read more…