What is the inspiration behind Chapter 18 Rotunda?
Chapter 18 Rotunda is our take on neoclassical design. By utilizing high-quality natural stones synonymous with the architecture found in state capitals and national monuments throughout the United States we have created unique yet timeless pieces. When developing this collection, symmetrical shapes, geometric patterns, and orderly style were among the elements derived to accomplish this well-themed chapter. Mosaics like Baton Rouge, Montgomery, and Charleston are indicative of the collection’s ode to American architecture.
What materials are featured in this collection?
Rotunda features the predominant use of honed Dolomite marble
complemented by polished Dolomite marble, polished Nero Marquina marble, polished Calacatta Gold marble, and honed Tunisian Grey limestone. Matte beige and matte grey porcelain are also a part of the collection.
Are there any special installation instructions for the items in this collection?
A high-quality white thinset meeting ANSI 118.4 or 118.11 is recommended for best installation results. Always check with the setting material manufacturer to ensure the suitability of material in setting tiles. A grey mortar, mastic, or adhesives could stain or alter the color of the product.
A natural look penetrating sealer is recommended and should be used before and after grouting. Sealing before grouting will ease the cleaning process and will reduce the possibility of staining from colored grouts. Sealing after grouting will ensure that both the grout and natural stone are protected from daily use. It is recommended that the sealer manufacturer’s recommended maintenance regimen be followed as part of ongoing care during the lifetime of the product.
Please view the chapter outline for additional installation recommendations.