Design Resources

Shades & Textures / Cross-Tech

Crossville offers shade variations and finish textures to suit any design

Due to the innate properties of ceramic tile, the exact coloring (shade) and texture of individual tiles will vary some degree from piece to piece, and between each production run. Crossville offers tile collections with shade variations ranging from V1, Uniform Appearance, to V4, Substantial Variation, to satisfy a broad range of design needs.

These shade variations have been developed to assist you with selecting the desired look for your tile project. Whenever possible, we recommend reviewing several individual tiles from the same production run to determine acceptable shade and texture variation. Any questions or concerns about your tile selection should be clarified prior to installation.

Shade and Textures

Shades

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V1: Uniform Appearance
Look for this icon when selecting Crossville products with a V1 Shade Variation for Uniform Appearance. Differences between individual pieces from the same production run will be minimal.

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V2: Slight Variation
Look for this icon when selecting Crossville products with a V2 Shade Variation for Slight Variation. Differences in texture and/or pattern will be clearly distinguishable within similar colors.

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V3: Moderate Variation
Look for this icon when selecting Crossville products with a V3 Shade Variation for Moderate Variation. While the colors and/or textures present on a single piece of tile will be indicative of the colors and/or textures to be expected on the other tiles, the amount of color and texture on each piece may vary significantly. We recommend that products with moderate shade variation be viewed prior to selection.

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V4: Substantial Variation
Look for this icon when selecting Crossville products with a V4 Shade Variation for Substantial Variation. Color and/or texture differences from tile to tile will be random to give individual tiles a totally different color and/or texture variation from other tiles—resulting in a one-of-a-kind final installation. We recommend that products with substantial shade variation be viewed prior to selection.

Textures / Cross-Tech

Different tile finish textures will effect a tile’s recommended application, benefits and advantages, and overall look and feel. Crossville has developed a portfolio of distinctive and proprietary finish offerings (Cross-Tech) to add beauty and function to residential and commercial designs, both indoors and out.

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Unpolished (UPS)
Unpolished tile with Cross-Sheen® finish imparts a subtle glow that enhances the color of the tile while allowing stains, scuffs and other marks to be easily wiped away with mild cleaner. Unpolished tiles are appropriate for most interior floors and walls as well as exterior walls, including high-traffic areas and areas where a low level of maintenance is desired. Unpolished tile is not recommended for exterior horizontal surfaces or exterior paving, unless otherwise noted.

 

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Polished (PO)
Polished Porcelain Stone®’s glossy, upscale look is an attractive and practical alternative to natural stone, particularly in areas where a more sophisticated presentation is desired. Polished finishes are recommended for most interior floors and walls as well as exterior walls. Polished tile is not recommended for exterior horizontal surfaces or exterior paving.

Available in our Cross-Colors, Buenos Aires Mood and Empire collections.

 

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Cross-Slate® (CS)
The Cross-Slate® finish combines the rustic and textured feel of slate with the through-body color and durability of Porcelain Stone®. Through-body color, unglazed structured surface, and a variety of sizes provide a strong commercial value where enhanced traction is needed for high-traffic interior and exterior spaces. Cross-Slate is recommended for interior floors and walls as well as exterior walls and exterior walking surfaces in both residential and commercial environments.

Available in the following Cross-Colors® colors in select sizes listed: A233 Sand Bisque, A825 Mercury, A876 Truffle, A750 Brown Tweed, A880 Onyx, A585 Sea Mist, A634 Terra Rosata, A745 Tawny, A675 Stonehenge, A900 Mica, A850 Graphite

 

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Crossdot® (CD)
A raised-dot pattern, with a “roughened” surface atop each dot, provides increased coefficient of friction suitable for most commercial kitchens, food-prep areas, service stations, and other back-of-the-house areas, as well as for exterior walking surfaces.

Available in the following Cross-Colors® colors in select sizes listed: A675 Stonehenge, A900 Mica, A790 Burgundy Smoke, A850 Graphite

 

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Cross-Grip® (CGS)
Developed in conjunction with restaurant owners, Cross-Grip® is one potential solution for areas where slips and falls are of greatest concern. The patented raised-point texture has earned Cross-Grip the highest possible performance rating in the National Restaurant Association’s testing for slip resistance. It is suitable for areas where grease, food, oil and other residue tend to accumulate.

Available in the following Cross-Colors® colors in select sizes listed:  A675 StonehengeA900 MicaA790 Burgundy SmokeA634 Terra Rosata

 

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Cross-Tread® (CTS)
Increased slip resistance and ease of maintenance make this tile a suitable choice for wet and greasy floor areas, as well as for exterior walking surfaces. The Cross-Tread® surface pattern is eye-catching, making it a great option for transitional areas and for use as an accent tile.

Available in the following Cross-Colors® colors in select sizes listed: A260 Pebble, A233 Sand Bisque, A825 Mercury, A750 Brown Tweed, A880 Onyx, A585 Sea Mist, A410 Greenbriar, A675 Stonehenge, A790 Burgundy Smoke, A900 Mica, A850 Graphite, A660 Rosewood, EC001 Storm