Tile Style: Polished Perfection

August 01, 2016


When you hear the word porcelain, does it bring to mind fragile and delicate objects such as fine china? Think again. The Pietra Porcelain Collection from MSI features the realistic look of natural stone including marble and travertine, with a sleek polished finish – and the durability to withstand your lifestyle. With its available variety of patterns, shades, sizes and shapes, the design options are nearly limitless.

The Pietra Porcelain Collection is created with inkjet technology, which makes it possible to create the realistic look of natural stone, with the toughness and easy maintenance that porcelain tile provides. Fine ceramic tile is printed with state-of-the-art inkjet technology, then finished with a protective glaze that adds to its durability before going into the kiln for the final step in the process. Interested in learning more about how inkjet porcelain tile is made? Visit this link: How Porcelain Tile Is Made.


onyx-pietra-porcelainFeatured: Onyx

Elegant, polished Onyx Porcelain Tile features white and gold swirls on a cream background. Available in a variety of sizes from tiny 2” x 2” mosaic tiles up to 16” x 32” tiles, including bull nose tiles for finishing edges, Onyx is ideal for many residential applications such as countertops, backsplashes, and flooring.


pearl-pietra-porcelainFeatured: Pearl

The gray-to-beige variation in Pearl Porcelain Tile can help create a soothing environment, no matter what room you choose for its installation. Resistant to moisture and stains, Pearl is an ideal choice for bathroom vanities and shower surrounds, as well as in the kitchen.


calacatta-pietraFeatured: Calacatta

Crisp, clean white is a hot design trend, and Calacatta Porcelain Tile is an excellent way to make the most of it. The white background is accented with swirls of gray and beige veining. Like the other colorways mentioned here, Calacatta marble tile is available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, including hexagon mosaics, and you can also choose between polished and matte finish.


carrara-pietra-porcelainFeatured: Carrara

Carrara Porcelain Tile is possibly the closest you can get to the classic marble look. Wherever you install this white tile with subtle gray veining, Carrara white will create the feeling of luxury and elegance. Unlike natural marble, however, there’s no need to worry about sealing, staining, or etching.


statuario-pietra-porcelainFeatured: Statuario

Another gorgeous white marble-look tile, Statuario Porcelain Tile features a white background with medium variation, consisting of dramatic gray veining. Its classic appeal is the reason marble has been used for floors, walls, and other surfaces for millennia. Whether you choose a polished or matte finish, you’ll love how easy it is to keep this tile looking spectacular.

polished-perfectionFeatured: Carrara

When it comes to designing your kitchen, bath, entryway or other living space, technology has become a huge blessing! It allows us to create tough, durable surfaces with the stunning beauty of the natural stone tile varieties they mimic, with less expense, easier installation, and simpler maintenance requirements. With the Pietra Porcelain Collection, you really can have it all.