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The Sophie collection consists of handmade tiles made of terracotta with a venetian glass inlay. A patented finish (by G. Barbieri) allows the terracotta to appear distressed and worn, while the glazing or marble emerges in relief.
The effect is a three-dimensional surface with a contrasting appearance of aged, polished stone and fresh, reflecting glass. Each tile is slightly different in appearance and all are supplied in large panels with any required number of tiles precast. Panels do not interlock; the panel is provided pre-grouted and sealed and is therefore ready to seal.
Combinations in design and colour of the glass are available. There is a choice of four handmade Tuscan terracotta shades and a limitless number of designs as well as 24 different Murano glass colours.
The tiles are for indoor application and can be used in dry or wet conditions. The handcrafted process means some cracking, irregular colouration and a non-homogenous spread of material can occur.