American Olean launches Allora and Alysee Collections, expands popular Legacy Glass series

New collections feature sophisticated stone looks and unique large-format sizes, including an extra-large 18″x 36″ rectangular field tile

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DALLAS, May 28, 2009 – Tile manufacturer and distributor American Olean has introduced two new product collections – Allora, a ColorBody porcelain that emulates the look of granite and limestone and features extra large sizes; and Alysse, a glazed porcelain tile that mimics the look of high-end travertine. American Olean has also expanded one of its most popular glass collections, Legacy Glass, to include more than a dozen new colors, color blends and glass/stone blends.

“Natural stone has always been a design favorite that adds classic sophistication and elegance to any space. The Alysse collection captures that natural simplicity, while the Allora collection lends itself to styles that are more contemporary. Both collections pair the beauty of those natural stone looks with the durability and easy maintenance advantages of porcelain,” said Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director for American Olean. “Plus, with the popularity of large format tile, we anticipate Allora’s distinctively extra large 18″x 36″ rectangular size will soon become one of the most stylish sizes on the market.”

New Product Information:
Allora – ColorBody Porcelain
Picture of Allora Collection ColorBody PorcelainAllora is a ColorBody porcelain that echoes the elegant movement, coloring and texture of natural granite, as well as some characteristics of limestone. Its five warm colors (Sabbia, Carmello, Morrone, Argento and Carbone) boast a natural sophistication that creates a timeless look. Allora is available in two very large-format field tile sizes – 18″ x 18″ and a uniquely large 18″ x 36″ rectangle. Both sizes are modular, rectified and available in unpolished and lightly polished finishes. Allora’s sophisticated styling is paired with square edges for a contemporary flair.

Additionally, Allora features a 3″ x 3″ unpolished mosaic that is mounted on large 18″ x 18″ sheets which are modular with the field tile sizes. A 3″ x 18″ bullnose, a 6″ x 12″ cove base and a 1″ x 6″ cove corner complete the collection and are available in all colors.

Allora is suitable for all interior residential and commercial applications, including floors, walls, backsplashes and countertops. It is also suitable for residential exterior floors (unpolished finish only; excludes pool decks) and walls, as well as commercial exterior walls, in freezing and non-freezing climates when proper installation methods are followed.

Alysse – Glazed Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile
Picture of Glazed Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile from Alysse CollectionAlysse is a glazed porcelain floor and wall tile that emulates the appearance of travertine, lending a versatile, elegant look to any design project. The collection is available in four rich, earthy colors (Blanc, Auburn, Sable and Cafe), each with high shade variation and movement. Alysse is available in four field tile sizes: 6″ x 6″ wall tile, 10″ x 14″ wall tile, 13″ x 13″ floor tile and 20″ x 20″ floor tile. The versatility of the floor and wall tile combinations is complimented by a coordinating 2″ x 2″ mesh-mounted mosaic. A full trim package completes the collection.

Legacy Glass – Line Extension
The popular Legacy Glass series has been expanded to include 14 new trend-right colors (Willow, Dune, Camel, Chamois, Pewter, Orchid, Palm, Carbon, Leather, Jade, Dusk, Sage, Maple and Mink) and four 1″ x 1″ mosaic color blends (Desert blend, Earth blend, Smokey blend and Sand blend). Additionally, the introduction of six glass/stone blends (Ocean blend, Arctic blend, Tannery blend, Wheat Field blend, Jungle blend and Mountain blend) brings together translucent glass tiles and natural stone in random 5/8″ x 5/8″ mosaic patterns.

About American Olean

American Olean, a leader in the ceramic tile industry for more than 80 years, is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. American Olean sells ceramic tile products through 63 independent distributors with a total of 200 locations nationwide.



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