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XA Abrasive Added to List of Green Squared Certified Products

Since the inception of the ANSI A138.1 Green Squared® multi-attribute sustainability standard for tile and related materials, a variety of Metropolitan Ceramics® products have been third party certified. Now Metropolitan Ceramics’ premier added slip resistance quarry tile – XA Abrasive … Continue reading

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Choose the Right Floor for Restaurant Kitchens

Metropolitan Ceramics unglazed quarry tile is specifically designed to take the punishment of demanding areas like restaurant kitchen floors. Here are six reasons Metropolitan quarry tile outworks and outlasts the competition. metroceramics.com

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Product Features are Important, but the Benefit to the Customer is Really What Matters. 

For slip resistance and durability, the quality of Metropolitan Ceramics quarry tile is unmatched. There isn’t a better product to use in high traffic areas subject to spills and moisture, which is why there have been millions of square feet … Continue reading

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Quarry Tile vs. Other Floor Finishes

We all know Metropolitan Ceramics quarry tile is durable and long lasting, but did you know that Metropolitan Ceramics has the most favorable life cycle cost? The infographic shown below illustrates how quarry tile stacks up when compared to other … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Outdoor Projects

It’s time to go outdoors and look at ways to add to the beauty of a home with updates to the outdoor living space. Metropolitan Ceramics offers a broad range of tile and thin brick products that will help take these areas from bland to … Continue reading

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Slip Resisting Tile from Metropolitan Ceramics

Because they are so smooth, some glazed and porcelain tiles are just not suitable for wet and oily applications. Liquid can get trapped between the foot and the tile which in turn can lead to hydroplaning, slips, and falls. IT’S NO ACCIDENT Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Ceramics Offers Thin Brick

Thin brick presents a number of advantages when compared to the use of full bed brick. The natural resources/energy saved in production, shipping, and construction are prime examples. And thin brick can be installed around the home or business using … Continue reading

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Now Available, a One-of-a-Kind Slip Resisting Ceramic Tile

Metropolitan Ceramics® introduces a new slip resisting tile, XA Abrasive. XA Abrasive combines two slip resisting additives to create a one-of-a-kind slip resisting tile with a Dynamic Coefficient of Friction ≥ .70. The silicon carbide embedded surface, combined with the … Continue reading

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Made in the USA for 150 Years

‘Made in the USA’ is not a phrase we take lightly – we have been saying it for 150 years. As we look forward to the upcoming 4th of July Celebration, it is a great time for us at Ironrock to reflect … Continue reading

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Next Stop – Coverings 2016

Above: The crates are in Chicago waiting on us to arrive and set things up for our booth at Coverings 2016 in Chicago April 18th-21st. Metropolitan Ceramics® will feature the largest variety of unglazed ceramic quarry tile and a brand … Continue reading

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