DESERT FIELDS TILE

SPECIFICATIONS

THICKNESS

TEXTURE

MATERIAL

3/8"

SMOOTH

GLAZED CLAY

SHAPE

ITEM

SIZE

4” x 4”

SQUARE

4” x 5”

IRREGULAR SQUARE

2” x 5”

2"x8"

SUBWAY

2” x 12”

COLOR

YUCCA CRACKLE GLOSS

PLAYA GLOSS

ESPINA GLOSS

DRAGONFLY GLOSS

OASIS GLOSS

MIRAGE MATTE

PALO SANTO MATTE

NIGHTFALL MATTE

VARIATION

RECOMMENDED USE

V2 SLIGHT VARIATION: Distinguishable differences in texture and/or pattern within similar colors.

Exterior mild

climates

Backsplash

Fireplace

surround

Barface

Indoor wet areas, ie. showers, bathrooms

Entry

Commercial

applications

All indoor applications

ie. floors, walls

and ceilings

TECHNICAL

  • Water Absorption: 3% < 7%
  • Abrasive Resistance: C3
  • Scratch Hardness: MOHS 5
  • Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF): .65*
  • Shade Variation: V3
  • Not rated frost-proof

*DCOF is reference for matte colors only.

Although gloss colors can be used for flooring applications but are not recommended for wet area and will have a lower slip resistance.

INSTALLATION + MAINTENANCE

Check out our Glazed Clay Installation Guide for more information on installation.


Helpful Install Tips

Consider crack prevention membranes, water proofing, flexible thin sets and grout for your installation, every project is unique and might require additional materials than our installation guides suggest! We recommend having a tile professional review your specific product prior to installation!


Although Desert Fields tile does not require sealant for extra protection in wet areas and exterior usage, we recommend a top coat of Penetrating Sealant!


AVOID USE

Harsh freezing

conditions

Stair treads

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swimming pool

Commercial kitchens

Pool or fountain

GROUT

TYPE We recommend Mapei Ultracolor Plus grout for most installations of glazed clay tiles.


JOINT We recommend between 1/8”-1/4" grout joint for rectified tiles, due to a natural variation in size. An additional deviation of ± 1/4" is considered acceptable for joint straightness and variation of flatness.

Although a tighter grout joint is achievable, we recommend consulting a skilled installation expert to increase the probability of a successful installation.


COLOR We recommend against high pigmented grout colors. High pigmented grout colors can stain the surface of glazed and unglazed tiles.


CRAZING

Clay tiles feature crazing. Crazing refers to fine cracks within the outer layer of glaze. Crazing is a natural result of ceramic production and can occur prior to and after installation. Sometimes crazing will not appear until years after installation. Crazing does not affect the durability of ceramic products.


LEAD TIMES

Lead times are estimated based on production and shipping timeframes during time of purchase. Lead times are subject to change during the estimated production and transit timeframe. For updates on your order, reach out to us at orderstatus@clayimports.com


COLORATION

Glazes are mixed and formulated with lead-free Due to the nature of hand crafted glazes and tile production, color variation can be prevalent. We rate each glaze color based on a variation rating system from V1(least)-V4 (most). Some glaze colors have more color, sheen and texture variation than others.

HELPFUL LINKS

PRODUCTION

Our Clay is sourced and produced in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. Handmade with natural variations.