Quarry Tile for Demanding Applications

QuarryBasics® unglazed ceramic quarry tile  offers the combination of long wear and great looking colors and shapes. The colors coordinate to fit high traffic, multi-use, commercial and residential design needs. QUARRYBASICS are the foremost natural, unglazed, high density ceramic quarry tile made in the U.S.A.

Metropolitan Ceramics’ QuarryBasics® quarry tiles are designed for areas of heavy use. The products are extruded and fired in kilns at high temperatures to create quarry tile that is very low absorption (vitreous), slip resisting and extremely durable. Metropolitan Ceramics’ QuarryBasics® quarry tile meets or exceeds eight durability tests, including breaking strength and abrasion resistance.

Specified for commercial kitchen floors throughout the United States and abroad, use QuarryBasics® tiles for the most formidable commercial flooring applications. Places like food processing plants, convenience stores or public spaces, anywhere extremes in temperature and wet conditions are prevalent will benefit from having a QuarryBasics® quarry tile floor.

QuarryBasics® unglazed quarry tiles are available in natural earth tone colors, including Raven, a nearly black color. QuarryBasics® quarry tiles are ½” thick for added strength.


brown quarry tile colors
Metropolitan Ceramics

QuarryBasics® Clear Tones

Through-The-Body-Color

Different from glazed tile, no wearing off or scratching the glaze.

Low Absorption

Resists soiling, suitable for areas subject to spills and moisture.

Relieved Edges

Less susceptible to chipping, more natural-looking.

Extremely Durable

Resists thermal shock, impact and abrasion.

Proven Performance

Years of providing durable floor covering. Millions of square feet have been installed.

Metropolitan Ceramics products are Green Squared certified
Metropolitan Ceramics products are made in the USA
Metropolitan Ceramics is a USGBC member
QuarryBasics®

Color Options

QuarryBasics® Clear Tones

108 0424 uai
108 Chestnut Brown

Available Size(s)
6"x6"


705 0424 4 uai
705 Pewter
(Premium Color)

Available Size(s)
6"x6"


710 Raven QUARRYBASICS quarry tile
710 Raven
(Premium Color)

Available Size(s)
4"x8", 6"x6" & 8"x8"


505 Plaza Gray QUARRYBASICS quarry tile
505 Plaza Gray

Quarrybasics®
NOT AVAILABLE

Quarrybasics 507 Puritan Gray uai
507 Puritan Gray

NOT AVAILABLE

108 0424 uai
108 Chestnut Brown

Available Size(s)
6"x6"


705 0424 4 uai
705 Pewter
(Premium Color)

Available Size(s)
6"x6"


710 Raven QUARRYBASICS quarry tile
710 Raven
(Premium Color)

Available Size(s)
4"x8", 6"x6" & 8"x8"


310 Mayflower Red QUARRYBASICS quarry tile
310 Mayflower Red

QuarryBasics®

107 Boulevard QUARRYBASICS quarry tile
107 Boulevard

QuarryBasics®
DISCONTINUED

108 chestnut brown quarrybasics quarry tile swatch 250
108 Chestnut Brown

QuarryBasics®

QuarryBasics® Ironspot

31IS Swatch 0823 1 uai
31IS Mayflower Red

Available Size(s)
6"x6"


57IS Swatch 0823 uai
57IS Puritan Gray

Available Size(s)
6"x6"


310 Mayflower Red QUARRYBASICS quarry tile
310 Mayflower Red

QuarryBasics®

105 buckskin quarrybasics quarry tile swatch 250
105 Buckskin

QuarryBasics®

107 Boulevard QUARRYBASICS quarry tile
107 Boulevard

QuarryBasics®
DISCONTINUED

108 chestnut brown quarrybasics quarry tile swatch 250
108 Chestnut Brown

QuarryBasics®

Size Details

QuarryBasics® - All Sizes are 1/2" Thick.

6x6-Field

Size : 6" x 6"

6" x 6" - Actual Size


Available Colors:
108 Chestnut Brown
705 Pewter(premium color)
710 Raven(premium color)

8x8-Field

Size : 8" x 8"

7 5/8" x 7 5/8" - Nominal


Available Colors:
710 Raven(premium color)

4x8-Field

Size : 4" x 8"

3 5/8" x 7 5/8" - Nominal


Available Colors:
710 Raven(premium color)

Product Details

QuarryBasics®

Surface Type

Unglazed & Smooth


Edge Type

Cushioned


Shade Variation

V1 Uniform Appearance


Breaking Strength

800 LBF


DCOF Rating

≥0.60


Thickness

1/2" Thick


Trim Options

QuarryBasics®

Trim is available in corresponding QuarryBasics Clear Tones and Ironspot colors. XA Abrasive uses Ironspot trim.

Q3565 Cove Base

Q3565

Cove Base


Q3565 L-R Cove Base Outside Corner

Q3565 L/R

Cove Base Outside Corner


Q3565B Cove Base Inside Corner

Q3565 B

Cove Base Inside Corner


Q3585 Cove Base

Q3585

Cove Base


Q3585 L-R Cove Base Outside Corner

Q3585 L/R

Cove Base Outside Corner


Q1485Bullnose

Q1485

Bullnose


Q1485 L-R Bullnose Corner

Q1485 L/R

Bullnose Corner


Product Literature

QuarryBasics®

Metropolitan Ceramics Brochure

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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Metropolitan Ceramics® Specifications

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® Test Results

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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Metropolitan Ceramics Warranty

Metropolitan Ceramics® Warranty


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

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Metropolitan Ceramics® Product Brochure


Eight page color brochure designed to show color options, applications and safety benefits of Metropolitan Ceramics® slip resisting Unglazed Quarry tile.

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Metropolitan Ceramics® Specifications-2023


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 Test Results 2023 uai

Metropolitan Ceramics® Test Results-2023


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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Metropolitan Ceramics Warranty

Metropolitan Ceramics® Warranty


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

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Metropolitan Ceramics Commercial Kitchen Comparison

Commercial Kitchen Comparison


This single sided sales sheet compares Metropolitan Ceramics quarry tile to a variety of commercial kitchen floor finishes..

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Metropolitan Ceramics Features and Benefits

Features & Benefits


Use this sales sheet to learn all about the many features and benefits specific to a Metropolitan Ceramics quarry tile floor installation.

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Metropolitan Ceramics Quarry vs Epoxy

Quarry Tile Vs. Epoxy


Want to better understand the difference between a quarry tile vs. epoxy floor? This sheet compares quarry tile to epoxy in the commercial kitchen setting.

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Metropolitan Ceramics Commercial Kitchen Comparison

Commercial Kitchen Comparison


This single sided sales sheet compares Metropolitan Ceramics quarry tile to a variety of commercial kitchen floor finishes..

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Metropolitan Ceramics Features and Benefits

Features & Benefits


Use this sales sheet to learn all about the many features and benefits specific to a Metropolitan Ceramics quarry tile floor installation.

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Metropolitan Ceramics Quarry vs Epoxy

Quarry Tile Vs. Epoxy


Want to better understand the difference between a quarry tile vs. epoxy floor? This sheet compares quarry tile to epoxy in the commercial kitchen setting.

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Metropolitan Ceramics Vertical Markets

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

QuarryBasics®

G2 2024 uai

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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EPD Tile Guide Metropolitan Ceramics

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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MIG Industry Wide uai

Material Ingredients Guide (Industry Wide)


Ironrock is a participating manufacturer in the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Material Ingredient Guide (MIG). The MIG is the result of a North American tile industry collaboration, led by WAP Sustainability through the support of TCNA and its members. It is a resource for ceramic tile, mortar, and grout manufacturers to use when providing the content and chemical makeup of their products or “material ingredient transparency”.

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Quarrybasics SPR uai

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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Life Cycle Costs Study


This study examines the life-cycle costs of various flooring options in commercial buildings, offering a comprehensive comparison of floor coverings. With Quarry Tile being the most economical of all floor finishes. Visit WhyTile.com to read the full report.

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Size Details

QuarryBasics® - All Sizes are 1/2" Thick


Size : 6" x 6"

6" x 6" - Actual Size

6x6-Field

Available Colors:
105 Buckskin
108 Chestnut Brown
310 Mayflower Red
705 Pewter(premium color)
710 Raven(premium color)


Size : 8" x 8"

7 5/8" x 7 5/8" - Nominal

8x8-Field

Available Colors:
310 Mayflower Red
710 Raven(premium color)


Size : 4" x 8"

3 5/8" x 7 5/8" - Nominal

4x8-Field

Available Colors:
310 Mayflower Red
710 Raven(premium color)


Product Details

QuarryBasics®

Surface Type

Unglazed & Smooth


Edge Type

Cushioned


Shade Variation

V1 Uniform Appearance


Breaking Strength

800 LBF


DCOF Rating

≥0.60


Thickness

1/2" Thick



Trim Options

QuarryBasics®

Q3565 Cove Base

Q3565

Cove Base


Q3565 L-R Cove Base Outside Corner

Q3565

L-R Cove Base Outside Corner


Q3565B Cove Base Inside Corner

Q3565B

Cove Base Inside Corner


Q3585 Cove Base

Q3585

Cove Base


Q3585 L-R Cove Base Outside Corner

Q3585

L-R Cove Base Outside Corner


Q1485 Bullnose

Q1485

Bullnose


Q1485 L-R Bullnose Corner

Q1485

L-R Bullnose Corner




Samples & Distribution

Want to see a product? Request a sample here or locate your nearest quarry tile distributor.