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04.08.15

Ask Bob. Gramercy Park Grouting & Sealing.

 

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Walker Zanger Gramercy Park Field Tile 6″ x 6″ Pipe Smoke

Q: We are tiling the backsplash behind our range. Two questions…

  1. The tile we are using is a field tile in Pipe Smoke from the Gramercy Park Collection.  What color grout would you recommend to stay with the same color as the tile?
  2. The tile has a cracked porcelain look. Do I need to seal it so that sauces or splatters do not soak into the cracks?

Thanks, Michele

A: As with all crackle glaze tiles, install the tiles and seal the crackle glazed surface prior to grouting to protect the tile’s clay body from the grouting progress. Don’t flood the ungrouted joints, just evenly cover the tile’s surface.  Next, wait 24 hours to grout with Tec’s “Standard Gray” Sanded Grout and then wait another 72 hours to seal the fully cured grout. Once the grout is sealed wait another 72 hours prior to exposing the new tiled backsplash to water or anything that may result in staining. Thanks for your questions, Michele!

09.09.13

Mosaic Monday… The New York Collections.

04.03.12

The Art of Design II…Gramercy Park.

Gramercy Park Spring Leaves Decorative Dot

 

Introduced in 2003, our Gramercy Park Collection pays homage to the ornate carvings and metal scroll work that adorn the residences surrounding New York’s prestigious neighborhood of the same name. Once the middle of a swamp, this jewel of Manhattan has been labeled “Block Beautiful” for it’s wide array of architecture and pristine aesthetics. The park itself is one of only two private parks in New York City with only the people who reside around the park holding keys.

 

Gramercy Park West c. 1935

 

The Gates of Gramercy Park

 

45 Gramercy Park North

 

4 Gramercy Park West

 

Inspired by the rich artistic details of this neighborhood, Jared Becker, Vice President of Design & Marketing got out his sketch book, sharpened his trusty #2 pencil, and a collection was born. In Part II of “The Art of Design” we share those sketches with you.

Gate Deco & Spring Leaves Dot

 

Lexington Border

Sommerset Border

 

Tiffany Border

 

The drawings were then realized in three dimension by an expert sculptor and than produced with care by ceramic artisans. The final pieces capture all the exquisite detail of the original drawings.

 

 

Almost a decade later, the Gramercy Park collection, with all it’s sumptuous details, continues to grace the homes of modern day.

 

 

 

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