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M. E. Tile offers two unique,
exciting tile lines that caters to the taste of that special customer.
All the raised relief tile featured in this catalog are meant to be interactive
and also to complement the silk screened designs shown in the M. E. Two
Our tile is sold at over
150 showrooms in the U.S.A. and Canada. Please consult the dealer list
or call 1-708-210-3229 for the dealer closest to you.
M.E. TILE USAGE
M. E. Tile has been designed
for use in non-freezing areas for walls, counter tops and any other non-floor
areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, fireplaces, interior door and
window frames in homes or similar areas in vestibules and commercial buildings.
WEAR AND SCRATCH RESISTANCE
M. E. Tile is a stain and
scratch resistant tile with a glass glaze on a white non vitreous body.
It should be noted that with all glazed tile some wearing, staining, or
scratching can occur. The use of cutting boards, non-abrasive cleaners
and promptly cleaning up food and other spills will help to maintain the
beauty of the tile
M. E. Tile intentionally
makes a crackle glaze to give an aged appearance. Sometimes other glazed
tiles will craze before, during or after installations. We cannot guarantee
crazing from happening. A sudden temperature change in usage such as a
hot pan set on a cool tile can cause crazing to occur. Crackle tile should
not be used on a food preparation surface. The shapes of the raised relief
tile and trim pieces will cause some of the glazes to run when the glaze
melts in the kiln. As a result, the shading may be slightly different on
flat areas as contrasted to sloped areas. This enhances the special uniqueness
of hand made tile.
M. E. Tile recommends that
the guidelines in the "Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation" be followed.
A copy may be obtained by contacting Tile Council Of America.
Adding a dark color to grout
is not normally recommended because the stains in the grout can stain the
surface and irregularities of the tile. In order to help prevent this,
or when these is a color difference between the grout and tile. A pre grouting
sealer should be used on the tile. Follow the directions on a quality sealing
Depending on installation
method and use of the tile, different sealing methods may be required prior
to, during or after installation. This is particularly true of crackle,
matte, or textured surfaces. Contact your dealer for proper sealing care
or contract M. E. Tile for their pamphlet on sealing of tile.
M. E. Tile does manufacture
field tile. We now offer five different looks. Traditional hand made
field, a round tile with a floret, a pillow tile, a ripple
field and a distressed look. We also purchase unglazed commercial
American field tile and hand apply our glazes to match our art tile.
All our colors are available on our hand made tile and the commercially
made americian manufactured tile. We also provide matching white
and almond gloss matches to 32 different manufactured fields. The standard
sizes that we use are 6" x 6" and 4-1/4" & 4-1/4".
GLAZE FINISHES AND COLORS
M. E. Tile has developed
seven different glaze finishes. They are: glass, satin matte, pebble, stone
matte, speckle taupe, crackle, and metallic. These glazes are available
from three colors for the metallics to thirty three colors for the satins,
pebbles, and gloss. In addition, we offer fourteen different gloss whites,
almonds and bone colors to closely match the respective shades of the flat
field tile of most American commercial manufacturers. By using available
glazed American field tile, the total cost of the tile installation is
lowered considerably. This field tile can be purchased in your local area.
Please see our color list for complete information.
We are continuing to do tests
for the " M. E. TWO" silk screen line on tile in various colors and finishes
made and glazed by other manufacturers as well as our in house glazes.
A list of the stable tile finishes is available in the "M. E. TWO" product
guide. If you sell a unique tile or one that M. E. has not tested, you
can send samples for testing. One of the most popular tile that has proved
compatible is the distressed stone. In addition, the silk screen images
can be applied to a variety of different sizes.
M. E. Tile has a talented
staff of designers that are familiar with our wide range of products to
assist you with those custom designs. We will be happy to offer suggestions.
In the event that you would need an overall design concept, there will
be a minimum layout charge. A quote will be given at the onset of the job
and will be billed regardless if the order is places. A paper layout proof
will be sent for approval.
M. E. Tile Company, Inc.
produces a hand made, sculptured, low relief, ceramic tile suitable for
kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, fireplaces, door and window frames for use
in homes, restaurants and commercial buildings. It is a stain and scratch
resistant tile with a gloss glaze on a white non vitreous body. It may
be used on interior walls, vanity and kitchen countertops, back splashes,
and exterior walls not subject to freezing.
COLOR AND SIZE VARIATIONS
Variations in shade and/or
color is inherent in fired clay products and is one of the natural characteristics
that enhance handmade tiles. Therefore, during installations, pull tiles
from several different boxes to better blend the installation. Please note
that sample colors may vary from dye lot to dye lot. In addition, some
tiles may vary slightly in size, have rounded corners, have minor ferrous
spots or surface blemishes. These again are qualities that define and enhance
the handmade tile.
M. E. Tile is a nominal 6"x6"x5/16",
and is designed to be used with an American standard field tile of the
same measurement. A grout line of 3/32" minimum width is recommended, plus
a thicker than normal bed to allow for dishing and thickness variations
of the M. E. art tile.
INSPECTION OF TILE AND RETURNS
M. E. are tiles are hand
made and because of this individual tiles may vary from the sample. Any
questions as to the acceptability of the tiles as to color, design or quality,
must be mutually resolved prior to installation. All claims must be made
in writing to the M. E. Tile Co. within five (5) days of receipt of the