Natural Stone Mosaics, River Rock and Wall DecorativesYou don’t become the leading manufacturer and distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone in the United States of America by offering anything less than the best. That is how Interceramic USA has managed to grow exponentially since Oscar Almeida and his family first set up shop in 1979. With Oscar’s son Victor now running the company, Interceramic now operates mainly in the USA, as well as Canada and a few other nations.
The Interceramic Pebble Stone Series and Interceramic River Rock Series are two exceptional products of the collective 35 years of imagination and industry knowledge Interceramic USA has gained along the way. These superior collections return to the root of all roots and are patterned by the classic look and endless variety found in nature - specifically natural stone. The very spirit of natural stone provides a realistic feeling of closeness to nature; and the aesthetic beauty within both collections is infinite as grain structures and veining formations vary from stone to stone.
Within these two Interceramic Pebbles Series’ you’ll find different stone look (like Travertine - which is typically consistent in color with hints of graining providing individuality) as well different finishes, such as the Tumbled Mosaics. The tumbled decorative mosaics are given the old-world, weathered appeal courtesy of the finishing process in which the tile is tumbled in a drum along with a mixture of water, sand and mild acid. Tiles that are ¾-inch thick are typically tumbled and then sliced down the middle for a total of two pieces. Bigger sizes are given the tumbled finish manually. Because of the unique nature of tumbled mosaics, the materials are not designed to be measured in exact dimensions. Instead, tumbled mosaics are available in rustic, nominal sizes within acceptable limits. Within both collections you’ll also find broken stones that have angular edges which are smoothed and pieced together like a puzzle - leaving the tile with a custom, gorgeous pattern that looks uniform and organic, while remaining artistic and original.
In the Pebble Stones Collection, you’ll find an exclusive and upscale LEED Certified group of Wall Decoratives, which include three different colors and two different types of mosaics. Pebble Stones are fun to work with when selecting decoratives because of all the different textures and colors - along with surprises, like streaks of quartz and other colors of sedimentary rock. Pebble Stones are normally smooth in texture - a characteristic mostly dependent on the level of association the pebbles have with different bodies of water. Other rocks or pebbles - either found on the beaches or various oceans and seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, or inland when water used to cover land - often leave marks from scraping against each other, leaving unique patterns from pebble to pebble. Beach pebble stones and river pebble stones (the inspiration behind the River Rock Series) are unique in their earthly formation and appearance.
In the River Rocks Collection, the aforementioned river pebble stones take center stage and a gorgeous and natural aesthetic is pulled together flawlessly. These decorative tumbled mosaics come in different varieties - inserts, sliced mosaics, mosaics - and look amazing in bathrooms, showers, backsplashes, countertops and pool linings. The diversity and increasing popularity of the natural stone look has interior designers, architects, homeowners, contractors and builders all incorporating the look into residential and commercial projects. Pebble stones - including River Rock stones - can be used for so many different projects, indoor or outdoor. With all sorts of colors, sizes, polishes, and textures, they are perfect for: landscaping, construction projects, decorative accents, covering outdoor walkways and residential driveways, as pool lining around pools, accenting plant containers, or for various uses on patios and decks. These two collections are also considered eco-friendly, as they can be used to make water-smart gardens in areas where water is limited.
Shop the Interceramic Pebbles Stones and River Rocks Collections below.