Iris US Carrara Select/Carrara Select 2.0
Iris US Carrara Select tile flooring showcases the awe-inspiring natural beauty of bona fide marble and travertine stone in a product that is more durable and resistant to the elements than the natural material it replicates. These floors can turn any otherwise ordinary home into something truly palatial and elegant. With an array of colors, styles, and dimensions to choose from, you'll be able to match this Iris US collection with your particular design specifications with no worries. Each tile comes with the option of a polished finish, further enhancing the sparkling shine Carrara Select has to offer. Unlike normal ceramic and porcelain tiles that are cut to size before firing in a kiln, Iris US Carrara Select is rectified, meaning that the tiles are cut after firing is done. This greatly reduces surface unevenness as well as increases dimensional stability, and the greatest benefit from rectified tiles is that extremely narrow grout lines are achievable. From a distance, Carrara Select can appear seamless as the grout gracefully blends into the surface it holds together.
Iris US Carrara Select is offered in five colors, each with a choice of four dimensions. Go with elongated 8" x 48", rectangular 12" x 24", stretched 12" x 48", or bold 24" x 48" rectified porcelain tiles. Larger sizes work best in areas with open floor plans, while narrower tiles are a great fit in hallways and other spaces that need added visual depth. 2" x 2" mosaics are also offered in each color and finish type (polished or matte). Arabescato and Venato both replicate white marble with shades of blue streaking, with Arabescato being the darker, more pronounced of the two. Gioia is a bright bluish grey that really stands out in areas with large windows and abundant natural light, such as living rooms, foyers, and kitchens with expansive skylights. Blu is darker in color than Gioia, but its patterns are bolder and exude higher contrast. A safe intermediate choice is Paonazzo, a distinguished blend of pearl and beige that fits well with nearly any home décor.