Demanding Environments Require Durable Flooring

In construction, it is always essential to use the right tools and materials for the job. It is no different when choosing the right floor covering for your situation. In commercial applications, many areas require special consideration beyond basic functionality.

In commercial spaces where there is constant foot traffic along with carts and equipment rolling through, the floor must be very durable to not show wear patterns after a few months or years of use. Areas with extremes in temperature and fluctuations such as under ovens, walk-in freezers or outdoors need a product that can handle these extremes. Many installations require a floor covering that will last, a durable floor that will resist impact and abrasion, and one that won’t need replacing every few years, stopping work. The floor might need to have a simple maintenance routine using neutral cleaners. The floor might also need to perform well in wet areas, humid areas and areas where spills can happen daily. Finally, the specifications might call for a floor that rates well for dynamic coefficient of friction as slip falls are always an issue and a slip resisting floor is imperative.

Metropolitan Ceramics tile meets all of the requirements described and is the suitable “tool/material” for each condition. Best of all, Metropolitan quarry tile products are the right choice for installations like commercial kitchens where all of the demands are present.

Craft Breweries

Craft brewers pride themselves on creating unique and outstanding beers that set the mark for flavor and character. And from holding tanks to filtration systems, craft brewers know the equipment they use has to be right. That’s why so many brewers choose Metropolitan Ceramics® quarry tile for their flooring. They know kiln-fired Metropolitan quarry tile will provide generations of quality, slip-resisting service. They also know the natural earth tone colors will fit right in with their brewery’s design. Tastes may change with the season, but a Metropolitan Ceramics floor will stand the test of time.

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Commercial Kitchens

Fired at high temperatures for added durability, Metropolitan Ceramics' unglazed quarry tile will not bubble or melt like other commercial flooring products that can be compromised and fail from hot oil or food spills. The tiles are very low absorption, unlike more porous commercial flooring materials. Metropolitan tile resists chipping and abrasion and will not promote mold or bacteria growth. Metropolitan Ceramics' unglazed quarry tile is naturally slip resisting. Abrasive and tread products are available for added slip resistance. The slip resistance and durability of Metropolitan tile is the floor covering you want in demanding commercial kitchen applications.

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Hospitality Flooring

Many surfaces within hospitality design are good candidates for the durable, slip resisting, natural appeal of Metropolitan unglazed quarry tile. Beyond the obvious wet and heavy traffic areas like commercial kitchen floors, bars, entryways and public restroom floors, there are many more spaces where Metropolitan would be an excellent choice. The options available with Metropolitan quarry tile make pool surrounds, patios, restaurant areas, walkways and customer service areas, all good candidates. Use Metropolitan (indoors and out) where a durable, economical, natural slip resisting tile is needed.

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Craft Breweries

Craft brewers pride themselves on creating unique and outstanding beers that set the mark for flavor and character. And from holding tanks to filtration systems, craft brewers know the equipment they use has to be right. That’s why so many brewers choose Metropolitan Ceramics® quarry tile for their flooring. They know kiln-fired Metropolitan quarry tile will provide generations of quality, slip-resisting service. They also know the natural earth tone colors will fit right in with their brewery’s design. Tastes may change with the season, but a Metropolitan Ceramics floor will stand the test of time.

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Commercial Kitchens

Fired at high temperatures for added durability, Metropolitan Ceramics Unglazed Quarry Tile will not bubble or melt like other commercial flooring products that can be compromised and fail from hot oil or food spills. The tiles are very low absorption, unlike more porous commercial flooring materials. Metropolitan tile resists chipping and abrasion and will not promote mold or bacteria growth. Metropolitan Ceramics unglazed quarry tile is naturally slip resisting. Abrasive and tread products are available for added slip resistance. The slip resistance and durability of Metropolitan tile is the floor covering you want in demanding commercial kitchen applications.

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Hospitality Flooring

Many surfaces within hospitality design are good candidates for the durable, slip resisting, natural appeal of Metropolitan unglazed quarry tile. Beyond the obvious wet and heavy traffic areas like commercial kitchen floors, bars, entryways, and public restroom floors, there are many more spaces where Metropolitan would be an excellent choice. The options available with Metropolitan quarry tile, make pool surrounds, patios, restaurant areas, walkways, and customer service areas, all good candidates. Use Metropolitan (indoors and out) where a durable, economic, natural, slip resisting tile is needed.

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Supermarkets

Supermarkets provide a challenge to their owners when it comes to providing the right floor coverings for their stores. Durability, safety and aesthetics are a must. Metropolitan Ceramics® meets these needs and provides decades of service.

Dealerships

From cars, to boats, to motorcycles, dealerships want to put their best foot forward when enticing customers to choose them for sales and repairs. Dealerships know Metro will give them the service they need for years to come.

Food Processing

Very few commercial settings can get as dirty or receive the punishment of a food processing plant and  must be maintained in a manner that meets stringent health requirements. Metropolitan Ceramics' quarry tile products meet the need and will provide your plant with decades of service.

Vertical Markets

These vertical market sheets show Metropolitan Ceramics used in specific building applications beyond commercial kitchens. Use Metropolitan Ceramics tile for both residential and commercial applications indoors and out.

Automotive


There is no doubting the impact upgrading to Metropolitan Ceramics unglazed quarry tile over a concrete floor makes in the automotive sales/service market. And, the level of professionalism it adds to the space does not go unnoticed by customers.

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Commercial Kitchens


The floor covering designed for commercial kitchen installations. Metropolitan ceramic tile will not bubble - chip – or melt like other commercial flooring products. The tiles resist mold and bacteria growth, are slip resisting, and will last for decades.

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Craft Brewery


Craft breweries choose Metropolitan Ceramics quarry tile for their floor covering because they know kiln fired Metropolitan quarry tile will provide generations of quality slip resisting service. They also know the natural earth tone colors will fit right in with their brewery’s design.

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Food Processing


When extreme temperatures, spills involving slippery ingredients, and constant foot and equipment traffic are the norm. Food processing areas require a slip resisting and durable floor like Metropolitan ceramic quarry tile.

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Health Care


A slip resisting floor is of utmost importance in areas where less agile pedestrian traffic is present. Many areas of health care/long term living may require the superior foot traction that Metropolitan Ceramics' tile provides for patients and workers.

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Hospitality


While a hotel restaurant kitchen is a natural fit for slip resisting and extremely durable Metropolitan quarry tile is there are many other areas both indoors and out that would benefit. From a natural flooring product that offers added protection.

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Industrial


From production floors to process control areas, there are many industrial applications that require a durable, slip resisting floor that is easy to maintain. Metropolitan ceramic tile meets the need.

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Public Spaces


When considering floor covering for areas with lots of pedestrian traffic- durability, slip resistance and a long life cycle are a must. Metropolitan ceramic quarry tile performs well even when people are entering the building in all kinds of weather.

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Religious Buildings


Metropolitan has long been specified for use in many areas of religious buildings. Spaces as diverse as foyers, kitchens, restrooms and entire sanctuaries have taken advantage of the durability, slip resistance and natural appeal of quarry tile.

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Residential


There are many areas of the home - indoors and out - that will benefit from the durability and slip resistance of Metropolitan Ceramics unglazed quarry tile. Anywhere subject to spills and moisture is a good fit.

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Restaurants


Restaurants need a floor covering that fits the decor and performs great. Metropolitan Ceramics' products meet these needs- not only in the kitchen - but also in the front-of-the-house where sure footing and durability are just as important

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Schools


Metropolitan Ceramics unglazed tile meets and exceeds the requirements for hard working areas of schools and universities. With a 50+ year life cycle and a variety of natural earth tone colors to choose from, Metropolitan is the right choice.

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Supermarkets


With this much traffic walking in from all kinds of weather slip fall hazards and durability are a concern for supermarket owners and managers. Many have turned to Metropolitan Ceramics unglazed quarry tile for peace of mind.

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Transportation


Mass transportation is in the business of efficiently moving large numbers of people between destinations. The durability and slip resistance that Metropolitan Ceramics' quarry tile provides is key to a successful floor covering in these conditions.

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