Flashed Quarry Tile With Texture for Every Environment

Down to Earth® is an indoor/outdoor, naturally slip-resisting unglazed quarry paving tile from Metropolitan Ceramics® combining earth’s elements and components for captivating commercial and residential installations. Down to Earth® is 1/2″ thick, has through-the-body flashed colors and a textured surface – perfect for a balcony, patio, walkway, pool surround, mudroom, sunroom, entryway or courtyard.

Aesthetically Pleasing
Down to Earth® is offered in four earth tone colors. The 4″ x 8″ Velour Texture is standard; other sizes are available by special order.

Unique
Down to Earth adds a natural paving brick element to any hardscape design. Since Down to Earth is a ceramic tile, you can install it over any adequately prepared substrate including concrete slabs – indoors and out.

Slip Resisting
Slip falls are a concern in any setting. Down to Earth has a dynamic coefficient of friction ≥.60 wet – well above the industry threshold of .42 for ceramic tile.

Metropolitan Ceramics

Down to Earth®

Textured Surface

Textured surface for added appeal

Paver Tile

Create the look of a paver brick with tile

Use Indoors and Out

Think of the possibilities inside and outside your space

Down to Earth®

Color Options

155 Cobblestone with Velour Texture

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255 Desert Floor with Velour Texture

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350 Red Paver with Velour Texture

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458 Bedrock with Velour Texture

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458 Bedrock | 4x8 with Velour Texture


Available Sizes

Down To Earth® - All Sizes are 1/2" Thick

4x8-Field

Size : 4" x 8" (Nominal)

3 5/8" x 7 5/8"
Velour Texture


6x9-Field

Size : 6" x 9"

6" x 9" - Actual Size
Stone Texture


6 x 9 size is special order only.

Size : 4" x 12" (Nominal)

3 5/8" x 11 5/8"
Slate Texture


4 x 12 size is special order only.

Available Textures

Down To Earth® - Texture is specific to size

Velour Texture

SIZE | 4" x 8"


Stone Texture

Size | 6" x 9"


6" x 9" size is special order only.

Slate Texture

Size | 4" x 12"


4" x 12" size is special order only.

Product Details

Down To Earth®

Surface Type

Unglazed & Textured


Edge Type

Semi-Cushioned


Shade Variation

V3 Moderate Shade Variation


Breaking Strength

800 LBF


DCOF Rating

≥0.60


Thickness

1/2" Thick


Trim Options

Down To Earth®
Call Customer Service for details 1.800.325.3945

Product Literature

Down To Earth®

Deluxe Brochure


Sixteen page color brochure designed to show color and texture options and provide detailed technical information including, piece dimensions, spec information, and estimating data.

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Test Results


Single page PDF of Metropolitan Ceramics test results. Contains results for thirteen standards, including results for Breaking Strength, DCOF, and Stain Resistance.

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Specifications


Word Document template to use in preparing a final, quarry tile specification incorporating products manufactured by Metropolitan Ceramics, by Ironrock Capital, Inc.

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Metropolitan Ceramics® Warranty


Download a PDF version of Ironrock dba Metropolitan Ceramics limited warranty.

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Vertical Market Sheets


These 14 Sheets relate all the vital features and benefits and speak directly to the needs of targeted market segments.

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Green Documents

Down To Earth®

Sustainability Product Report (SPR)


Ironrock has sustainability product reports for all product lines. These reports encompass all green information for each product in an easy-to-use and share pdf format.  The reports include links to information on VOCs, material ingredients, EPD, recycled content, regional materials, and Green Squared Certification, as well as product-specific links. The product SPR’s are your one-stop resource for environmental information about Ironrock products.

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Green Squared Certificate


Green Squared is North America’s first sustainable product program written exclusively for tiles and tile installation material. Ironrock has gone through the certification process and has obtained Green Squared Certification for all quarry tile and thin brick products. Download the certification from SCS Global Services.

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Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)


Ironrock has taken part in an industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration – EPD. The EPD reports the environmental footprint of North American made ceramic tile across all major impact categories within a 60 year building service life. This EPD is an initiative of the Tile Council of North America. Use the EPD to fulfill requirements of leading green building programs.

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Health Product Declaration (HPD)


Health Product Declarations provide full disclosure of a manufacturer’s product ingredients. Ironrock has third-party certified material ingredient disclosures (HPD’s) verified for accuracy by WAP Sustainability and in compliance with the LEED v4.0 and v4.1 requirements for material ingredient reporting and optimization. Download the disclosures for each Ironrock product line here.

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Available Textures

Down To Earth® - Texture is specific to size


Velour Texture

SIZE | 4" x 8"


Stone Texture

Size | 6" x 9"


6" x 9" size is special order only.

Slate Texture

Size | 4" x 12"


4" x 12" size is special order only.


Available Sizes

Down To Earth® - All Sizes are 1/2" Thick


4x8-Field

Size : 4" x 8"

3 5/8" x 7 /5/8" - Nominal Size
Velour Texture


6x9-Field

Size : 6" x 9"

6" x 9" - Actual Size
Stone Texture


6 x 9 size is special order only.

Size : 4" x 12"

3 5/8" x 11 5/8" - Nominal
Slate Texture


4 x 12 size is special order only.


Product Details

Down To Earth®

Surface Type

Unglazed & Textured


Edge Type

Semi-Cushioned


Shade Variation

V3 Moderate Shade Variation


Breaking Strength

800 LBF


DCOF Rating

≥0.60


Thickness

1/2" Thick



Trim Options

Down To Earth®
Call Customer Service for details 1.800.325.3945




Samples & Distribution

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