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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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Metropolitan Ceramics and LEED v4

By the fall of 2016, LEED Version4 will be implemented. If they haven’t already, architects will soon begin asking for product information as it relates to meeting this standard. Below is a brief overview of Metropolitan Ceramics and LEED V4. … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Ceramics is Now Offering an AIA CES Approved Course

Metropolitan Ceramics is now an AIA CES Registered Provider and is offering a new course worth (1) AIA Learning Unit (LU). The course discusses the importance of using the appropriate floor covering products for demanding floor environments like commercial kitchens. … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Ceramics® Meets the Needs of These Demanding Applications

Industrial applications need an extremely durable floor product. These floors need to handle spills of all sorts- including chemicals. They need to perform in extreme temperatures with heavy industrial equipment and foot traffic moving over them. And through all of … Continue reading

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METRO® Pavers – The Most Durable Paver Tiles for the Most Demanding Jobs

Metropolitan Ceramics’ METROPAVERS are designed for heavy duty industrial and commercial applications. They will stand up to heavy abuse and give decades of service. METROPAVERS will resist impact and abrasion, chemical spills, thermal shock, cracking, spalling, and erosion. And METROPAVERS … Continue reading

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Ironrock Participates in North American Tile Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

UL-Certified EPD for North American-Made Ceramic Tile Paves the Way for Points, Credits, and Compliance in Green Construction FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2014 The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ceramic tile made in North America, certified by sustainability leader … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Ceramics adds two new Vertical Market Info Sheets

Metropolitan Ceramics unglazed quarry tile is the right floor covering for a variety of installations that require a slip resisting and durable surface. We have developed a number of vertical market information sheets highlighting some of these markets. We have … Continue reading

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