Historical | Large-Scale Murals
Columbia Heights Resonance Project | Washington DC | Floor Tile
Designer: Jann Rosen-Queralt
Slip-resistant tile rounds ranging in size form 15" diameter to 36" diameter which are a photographic reproduction of the artist's original work.
Centro de Formação
Centro de Formação | Large-Scale Mural
Designed by Sarah Morris | Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport) - Broward County, FL
Marin Health & Wellness Center
Marin Health & Wellness Campus
Location: San Rafael, CA
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA
Fireform Graphic Tile was commissioned by the City of Coronado to produce Todd Stands' artwork, "Tent City" because of our proven ability to produce accurate, vibrant colors in porcelain enamel. The project consisted of 5 murals comprised of approximately 1,480 individual tiles.
"Wheels" | Santa Monica Shopping Center Parking Garage
The Americans for the Arts chose "Wheels" as one of 47 of the most outstanding public artworks of 2011 from over 400 submittals. Approx. 3000 sq. ft. porcelain tile mural comprised of both solid colored and photographic tiles. Winsor custom formulated the solid colors in-house from the artist's specifications.
Artist: Anne Marie Karlsen
Commissioned by: Santa Monica Arts Commission
GRAPHIC TILE INFORMATION
WHAT WE OFFER
Winsor Fireform sets the standard with the highest resolution, richest color, and most attention to detail in the industry. Our remarkable monument quality porcelain enamel can be produced on substrates of porcelain, ceramic, or glass tile.
WHAT WE ARE
Fireform Graphic Tile is the operating division of Winsor Fireform that combines our world-renowned porcelain enamel imaging and custom color matching technology with ceramic, porcelain, or glass tile.
Graphic tiles can be used in a variety of applications from large public art murals to donor tiles to floor tiles (check out our slip resistance information below). Our tiles are extremely resistant to graffiti and will not fade. We produce custom tile for murals and public art in any color, any graphic, guaranteed for a lifetime. Visit our tile portfolio section to see examples of the numerous past projects we have done.
Our remarkable monument quality porcelain enamel can be produced on substrates of porcelain, ceramic or glass tile.
All of our work is produced manually by artisans in our 20,000 sq ft facility in Tumwater, WA.
TILE SLIP RESISTENCE
In an effort to provide our client’s with the most information we can about our product, we sent our tiles to an independent testing facility and asked them to perform the ASTM C1028 Coefficient of Friction test (or “Slip Test”). The test was performed at 72°F and 45% humidity. The ASTM website states: “1.1 This test method covers the measurement of static coefficient of friction of ceramic tile or other surfaces under both wet and dry conditions while utilizing Neolite heel assemblies. This test method can be used in the laboratory or in the field.”
The testing facility found that, depending upon the finish, our tiles are sufficiently slip-resistant for use on flat, horizontal exterior surfaces.
The ratings we received indicated that our tiles, when dry, were rated above 0.9. When wet, our tiles, depending upon their finish, were rated between 0.4 and 0.57.
While no laws currently exist as to the minimum slip results for the C1028 test, the most commonly accepted guideline is that the results should be at least 0.5. In fact, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration recommends (but does not require) that a result of 0.5 is an acceptable COF test result for most work place flooring.
Please note that these results are meant as guidelines only. The individual ratings will vary depending upon the type of tile used, the graphic application method, and the finish required by the client. The only way to receive an accurate COF test result for a given project is to perform an ASTM C1028 test using the specific tile, graphic and finish that will be required for that project. We can provide this service at the client’s request for an additional fee.
Please also note that Fireform Graphic Tile does not warranty the suitability of our tile for any specific use. As local requirements vary, it is the client’s responsibility to know and meet all applicable laws and standards.
We invite you to contact us at 360.786.8200, or email@example.com or our 'contact us' page to learn more.