Globally recognized sustainable tile brand graces many top U.S. buildings
Mosa, a Dutch tile manufacturer with over 130 years’ experience creating porcelain tile, and the only tile maker to offer tile that is certified sustainable now and in the future, has been selected to provide tile for some of the most critically acclaimed and important architectural projects. This globally distributed, heritage brand has crafted all of its current lines of tile to meet, and in most cases, exceed the highest testing standards for commercial applications of tile, from slip-resistance and endurance, to sustainability, making perfect for commercial project.
Mosa’s tile lines have been used in notable architectural projects worldwide including hotels, resorts, airports, train stations, schools, hospitals, office buildings and more. The tiles have also won many top international design awards for their outstanding aesthetic. Says Jose Maase, Head of Design, “We’ve worked diligently for decades to create tiles that offer architects outstanding looks, superior function and sustainability together in one product design. Achieving all three of these in all of our porcelain products allows design professionals to create great looking installations that last.”
In the United States, where the brand is relatively new, the tile is nonetheless showing up in many significant architectural projects across many sectors. Working with acclaimed architects Foster + Partners London/New York, Mosa was installed at the Yale University School of Management.
Other U.S. projects include:
- Restaurant/Hospitality: Katsuya, Los Angeles, CA – DesignARC Inc and Philippe Starck
- Education: Champlain College, Gonzaga University, University of Central Florida, Baltimore Design School
- Sports: Georgia Sky Club Stadium, Athens, GA – Cooper Cary
- Retail: Westfield Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL – Cannon Design
- Office/Corporate: Vestas US Headquarters, Portland, OR – Ankrom Moisan Architects
- Public/Municipal: Wayne Lyman Morse Courthouse, Eugene, OR – Morphosis
The advantages for architects when installing Mosa tile are many. There is ease and of installation thanks to Mosa’s meticulous attention to creating tiles with minimal warping and perfectly rectified sizing. There is an aesthetic advantage in that no two tiles are alike, while certain Mosa tiles are designed to look like natural stone without any of stone’s disadvantages, such as water absorption or porosity. This also allows Mosa tiles to be very easily and quickly maintained once in place; a characteristic that is critical for commercial buildings.
Vice President of Northeast Sales in the US, Stephen Brooke, says that the tile will soon be rolling out in multiple locations within national restaurant chains, retailers and hotels. “By the end of this decade, pretty much everyone in America will have walked on a Mosa tile floor.” For more information: mosa.com