Lineage tiles are made from solid stainless steel, bronze, brass and aluminum. They have a living finish, with no coatings or chemical patinas applied over the metal. The surface of Lineage tiles has been designed to mature with wear and to use the scratches and abrasions that occur with everyday use to its advantage.
While employing modern techniques to create Lineage tiles, our design philosophy and processes are rooted in a strong sense of history. The inspiration for Lineage came largely from intaglio printmaking methods dating back to the 16th century.
Our tiles can be used in virtually any application: wet and dry, indoors and out, on walls and floors, countertops and fireplaces, showers, pools and even the most high traffic applications. Our stainless steel is incredibly resistant to oxidation and holds a beautiful luster. Our custom bronze was chosen for its lovely color, strength and natural patina. Brass, aluminum and mild steel alloys are also available upon request. The combination of durability, beauty and flexibility make Lineage tiles a unique addition to any space.
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Product design images are available in our PDF brochure (link below). All Lineage tiles are made to order in Chicago, Illinois. Custom water jet patterns and field tiles are available to your specifications. Contact us or your local showroom for a custom quote for your design.
Finish & Variation
Our tiles are cut and tooled by hand, undergoing several finishing steps. These techniques purposefully encourage variation.
Our non-linear tile finish is made up of billions of micro-scratches that give the surface a lovely satin luster. Unlike most polished metal finishes, especially finishes that have a grain, where even the smallest scratch can blemish the surface, the surface of Lineage tiles has been designed to mature with wear. Lineage tiles will actually become more beautiful with the scratches and abrasions that occur with everyday use.
Our larger format tiles will have a more pronounced and “distressed” surface than our smaller tiles.
Use & Care
Our tiles can be used in virtually any application: wet and dry, indoors and out, on walls and floors, countertops and fireplaces, showers, pools and even the most high traffic applications.
No special maintenance is required for Lineage tiles. You can clean your tiles with any common household cleansers. Surface cleaners containing ammonia or vinegar like Windex work well on our stainless steel tiles, but may alter the patina of our bronze tiles. Similarly, if your bronze tiles have developed a desirable patina any abrasive or acid based cleansers may strip or alter the patina.
There are no special requirements for installing Lineage tiles. With a few exceptions they are installed much like traditional tile and stone. Please review our installation instructions before installing our tiles.