Cursive is a new decorative, porcelain wall-tile collection that is “as unique as your penmanship” due to its bold colors and shapes, its manufacturer Crossville says.
“We’re already excited to see what designers will create with this really inventive wall tile collection,” Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville vice president of marketing, says.”We filled this line with so many exciting, customizable options that will empower designers to create spaces as unique as their personal handwriting.”
Builders can use the tiles on interior walls in both residential and commercial designs, and they can mix-and-match the colors to create a bold, customized design. The tiles are available in 3-by-6- and 3-by-12-inch rectangles, 6-inch squares, 6-inch triangles, 4-inch circles, and 2-inch demilunes. Also available are a 1.51-by-6-inch trim piece with finished edges on short and long sides and corner pieces intended to frame both the circles and demilunes. All tile styles are three-eighths-of-an-inch thick.
“Let walls be your memoir as you write with the eclectic colors and shapes of Cursive ceramic wall tile series by Crossville,” the company says. “Punctuate spaces with light and dark colors. Blend interesting shapes to create the loops and lines of your manuscript. Craft an epic tale with the collection’s handmade variation that lends design depth and promises to wow.”
The tiles will have high shine and a reflective quality, thanks to the gloss finish. Available in Iris, a purple; Goldenrod, a deep yellow; Rose Gold; Ghost, a cream; Smoke, a warm gray; Charcoal, a cool gray; Soft Teal; Old Denim, a navy blue; and Oxblood, a deep red, the tiles are designed with a watercolor effect around the edges that is darker around the edges. Because of this handmade appearance, the tiles will have slight variations in color, size, thickness, and flatness, and the company suggests mixing boxes of the tiles when installing them to create a blended look.
“Today, designers and property owners are looking for extreme personalization in interior design,” Waldrep says. “Cursive certainly answers this trend with its nearly endless options for customization. It’s fun to imagine designers creating walls so unique there may be no look-alike.”
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Crossville offers an online tool to help designers and homeowners discover what the tile will look like in their homes as well as create complex designs with the Cursive Pattern Visualizer. Users can swap shapes and colors as well as rotate pieces to find the pattern that best suits the homeowner’s space. When they are done designing the pattern, they can see their Cursive tile pattern in a virtual showroom and test out different lighting scenarios. Then, they save or share the results so they can use it as a guide for their design or pin it to an inspiration board.