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Flashed Quarry Tile with Texture
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.

Aesthetically pleasing
We've designed Down to Earth® with an eye toward design. Down to Earth® is offered in four earth tone colors. Each color is available in three distinct sizes/textures. Nominal 4” x 8” Velour Texture - the look of a wire cut paver. 6” x 9” Stone Texture - traditional larger format.
Nominal 4” x 12” Slate Texture - a more contemporary design. Down to Earth® tile has random kiln fired shade variation from tile to tile for added appeal.

Because Down to Earth® is textured the grout color can add to the look of the surface of the tile. In either a traditional or contemporary setting, Down to Earth® answers the call to have natural elements incorporated into the design.

Slip Resisting
The concern with slip falls is magnified in an outdoor setting. Down to Earth® is unglazed and textured with a coefficient of friction 0.8 dry and 0.7 wet. This is considered a very good rating for a tile in regard to slip fall. Because of the Down to Earth® textured and unglazed face, the chance of a person hydroplaning and slipping when they walk across the surface is greatly reduced. Hydroplaning is caused by a layer of water developing between the foot and the tile surface. The more irregularities - such as a rough face and texture grooves - a tile has, the less chance for water to build up resulting in the foot skimming the surface - slipping. With unglazed/textured Down to Earth®, the problem is greatly reduced as compared to other tile products that might be considered for outdoors.

A Natural Product
With environmental concerns on the minds of consumers, they will be glad to know that Down to Earth®:
- is made primarily of natural clay and shale just like brick.
- has one of the longest life cycles of any flooring product.
- is manufactured in a central location, Canton, Ohio.
- is an inert material that can be returned to the earth at the end of its life cycle, as road
  bed material for example.

Color Options

outdoor tile

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Desert Floor

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Red Paver
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Textures (Textures specific to size)

4x8 with Velour Texture

4x12 with Slate Texture

6x9 with Stone Texture

Available Sizes (All sizes are 1/2" thick)
4x8 4x12 6x9
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