In 1870, what is now known as South Beach began as farmland for coconuts. By 1886 the first house was built on the beach and by 1920 the South Beach land boom began - attracting millionaires such as Harvey Firestone and Rockwell LaGorce. By 1930, an architectural revolution arrived with building after building exalting the latest style out of Paris - Art Deco and Streamline Moderne. In it's purest form, Art Deco is elegance, glamor, functionality and modernity deriving it's lines from Classical Greece via Neoclassical architecture. Then, a later type of Art Deco began called Streamline Moderne emphasizing curving forms, long horizontal lines and nautical themes. (thank you, Wikipedia.) Inspired by this time period and the glamorous outdoor/indoor lifestyle, François and I developed a European terra cotta tile collection that would embody South Beach 1930 - elegant yet functional. Redrawing designs from Classical Greek architecture - I choose ones that would embody Art Deco South Beach 1930. As well, we developed deco colors that exude an old world charm from the natural surroundings of South Beach. As far as functionality, this is an extremely high-fired European parefeuille (paver 9" x 14") that because of it's quality is frost/freeze proof, non-slip and can withstand all climates. We added cabochons for creativity so you can achieve a variety of floor patterns; from off-set joint and herringbone to basket weave and pinwheel. The matching subway wall tile and decoratives are perfect for the outdoor kitchen or pool side. Enjoy outdoor living with a material that will continue to age beautifully and patina over time. Bringing this collection indoors is my preference for I love living with light colors and natural textures. Feeling this terra cotta under bare feet is opening up your life to a lifestyle change - living one with nature...elegantly.
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Why this Floor: Interior residential and commercial use, excellent for outdoor application, functional, durable, frost/freeze proof, slip-resistant, no maintenance, ages beautifully, elegant, organic, perfect for outdoor/indoor living, poolside and outdoor kitchens.
Sizes and Thickness: Field Tile: South Beach 1930 Parefeuille 9" x 15" x 3/4". Wall Tile: South Beach 1930 Subway Tile 5" x 9" x 3/4". Decorative Cabochons: Large Cabochon is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" Small Cabochon: 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Color and Texture: Field Tile Parefeuille color is called Antique Straw and Blush. Surface texture is smooth, aged, distressed yet with a non-slip grip. Subway Wall Tile can be glazed or non-glazed. Non-glazed the color is similar in color and texture to the Parefeuille. The subway wall tile can come in 5 different colors: South Beach Copper, Cypress, Moss, Ocean Green, Caramel and Saddle. The small and large cabochons can come non-glazed and glazed in the same colors. The cabochons are used for decoaritve floor pattern installations like the basket weave and pinwheel pattern. They can also be used for a wall installation. There are 5 different South Beach 1930 Decorative Subway Wall Tiles with matching 5" x 5" decorative corner tiles that come in any one of the 5 glazed colors listed above. The decoratives can be used for floor and wall and are: Shell, Palm and Flower Frieze, Winged Dog, Tropical Flower Frieze, South Beach Key
Product Usage: The parefeuille and subway wall tile glazed or non-glazed are suitable for all climates, interior/exterior applications, commercial and residential use, showers, kitchens, poolside, outdoor kitchens.
Installation and Maintenance: Thin set installation. Installation instructions provided upon purchase of the tile. No maintenance required. Wash with warm water and mild soap.
Special Features: Looking for elegant, old world outdoor/indoor living - South Beach 1930 is a perfect European terra cotta tile collection that brings natural, organic elements inside the home as well as feeling one with nature outside the home. A variety of installation patterns include off-set joint, herringbone, basket weave and pinwheel pattern. Can create interest with matching decorative borders on floor and wall and can be installed inside pools for a decorative element. No maintenance required. Ages beautifully. Durable for generations with a quality installation.
Coordinates with: The South Beach 1930 Collection comes complete with matching floor and wall tile decoratives.