Grazia Impressions | Italian Ceramic Wall Tile
The Impressions series has a handcrafted look that is characterized by craquele glazes in a rich color palette with shade variation. Some size variation and warpage is a natural part of this product. The 5 ½ x 22 size is available in a plain field tile and a structured Bamboo field which can be used in entire areas or as a striking accent. It is suitable for residential and commercial interior wall applications.
Colors, Size & Trim
|GAIM---/622||5 1/2 x 22|
|GAIM---/622B||5 1/2 x 22 Bamboo|
|GAIM---/111SBN||1/2 x 11 Surface Bullnose|
|GAIM---/211TO||2 x 11 Toro|
Because of the 3-dimensional nature of the trims and their different production process, expect variation in hue and tone from fields. Please check and approve any shade variation before installing. Trims are approximately 2 field tiles on the short side without a grout joint. A larger grout joint may be needed between trim along the short side of the field, and a smaller grout joint along the long side of the field.
Usage & Installation
Impressions is shaded with a handcrafted look. Some size variation and warpage are a natural part of this product. We recommend using an approximate 1/8” grout joint. If installing a running bond, a 1/3 maximum offset is recommended . It is important to work with the layout, mixing pieces within each carton and pulling from several cartons, to get the proper blend during installation. Expect variation within each production and from production to production. Due to the different production techniques and times, expect variation in size and color between field and trim. The craquele (crazing) effect is due to natural stresses in the glaze and external factors; craquele occurs before, during and after installation. You will not only see the visual craquele, but also hear a slight popping noise as the crazing occurs. As with all craquele products, the craquele finish will allow moisture to penetrate and can pick up pigments from colored grouts. For general protection, the tile should be sealed before grouting and re-sealed periodically. Impressions is intended for interior walls. If installing with a cement-based adhesive, it is recommended to use a flexible setting material. All substrates should be properly reinforced to be sure there is no movement. For mortar installations, the mortar bed has to be cured (less than 2% humidity) and has to have proper reinforcement.