Tectura Designs to debut all-new 1-inch thin exterior “paver tiles” and 3/8-inch thin terrazzo tiles at AIA Conference on Architecture 2017

04.27.2017

WAUSAU, Wis. — April 19, 2017 — Two new product lines from Tectura Designs will help architects and designers better manage retrofits and other settings where traditional paver and tile thicknesses pose challenges. Tectura is unveiling a versatile thin exterior “paver tile” and a thinner machine-pressed terrazzo tile in booth #3149 at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017.

The “paver tile” is an innovative machined-pressed concrete paver, for exterior applications, made on equipment traditionally used for manufacturing Tectura’s terrazzo tile. Whereas standard paver thicknesses range from 2” to 4”, these new paver tiles are only 1” – making them lighter and more flexible for use in a variety of environments.

The new, thinner terrazzo tiles — 3/8” thick, compared to 1/2” or 5/8” for traditional terrazzo tiles — match the reduced thickness of porcelain tile and similar flooring products, without compromising strength or durability.

“Our customers are some of the most innovative and creative minds in the field, and we’re always listening and responding to their needs to create products that help them make projects memorable,” said Bryan Borrell, president of Wausau Tile, which introduced the Tectura Designs brand in 2015. “We’ve been making products like these on an as-needed basis for architects, but to meet the growing demand, more and more of our custom creations like these will become standard offerings.”

The two new products follow two other recent innovations from Tectura Designs: the manufacturing of its industry-leading concrete architectural pavers at a 9,500 PSI rating, and the introduction of a new four-color blending process for paver finishes, giving designers and architects unmatched control and flexibility.

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New video showcases Tectura Designs’ hydraulic, machine-pressed terrazzo tile manufacturing process

01.26.2017

Wausau, Wis. — Jan. 24, 2017 — Tectura Designs’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and cutting-edge technology, coupled with attention to even the smallest details, allows Tectura to provide unmatched capabilities in terrazzo tile. Each tile is hydraulically machine-pressed, not simply poured into a mold, ensuring the toughest possible finished product.

Tectura’s timeless terrazzo tile and slab offer a distinctive polished look that’s both strong and picturesque — and this new video offers a close-up look at every step in the manufacturing process.

Terrazzo tile offers a durable flooring solution for any project while providing a low-maintenance, unique style that’s built to last. As responsibly made as it is versatile, Tectura Designs’ terrazzo tile — the only cement-based terrazzo tile made in America — is manufactured to meet low-emitting material requirements and qualify for LEED credits.

Additionally, Tectura’s slabs and countertops create classy, contemporary surfaces. And for schools and businesses looking to add their logos and custom patterns to their next project,  water-jet-cut tiles leave unmistakable impressions.

Tectura Designs’ terrazzo tile and slab feature simple installation, custom color blends and detailed designs, across-the-board matching for tread and risers, base, landings and more, and factor-direct pricing with low production minimums.

Simply put, Tectura Designs offers unmatched capabilities for any unique project needs. Tectura’s terrazzo tile and slab do it all, standing the test of time as the best the industry has to offer.

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Tectura Designs debuts plank pavers that combine distinctive look of natural wood grain with superior strength of concrete

05.6.2016

WAUSAU, Wis. – May 6, 2016 – Tectura Designs, which recently debuted a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that enhanced production capabilities, is introducing a new and improved line of plank-shaped pavers that feature a distinctive faux wood-grain finish and offer even greater strength and tighter tolerances.

Tectura Designs’ new plank pavers meet the needs of architects whose projects demand the superior of strength and durability of concrete but also seek the subtle and eye-catching look of natural wood grain.

Hydraulically machine pressed plank style pavers produce higher strengths than precast pavers and keep tighter tolerances and more consistent finishes. In addition to the distinctive wood-grain style, Tectura Designs’ plank pavers are available in myriad colors and finish types. Lengths and widths can be made to fit any project.

The innovative new line of pavers is made possible by Tectura Designs’ massive new manufacturing facility, which spans 100,000 square feet and substantially increases production speed and capacity while providing the highest-performance products that Tectura Designs is known for. 

“We’ve been industry leaders for more than 40 years, and our new paving facility only furthers our ability to produce quality, long-lasting concrete pavers.” said Rodney Dombrowski, paving division manager for Tectura Designs. “These new plank style pavers offer customers a beautiful wood-grain look, but have the strength, tolerance and longevity that people expect from Tectura Designs’ concrete.”

Tectura Designs, a Wausau Tile Inc. brand, also manufacturers one-of-a-kind site furnishings, custom precast concrete installations, terrazzo tile and custom precast terrazzo. Those products can be found on Main Streets across the country and at iconic destinations such as Mount Rushmore, the U.S. Capitol or the Guggenheim Museum.

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Tectura Designs' new, state-of-the-art paving facility gives architects unprecedented options and flexibility

02.17.2016

WAUSAU, Wis. – February 17, 2016 – Tectura Designs, the leading manufacturer of concrete rooftop and on-grade pavers for commercial architecture, has added an expansive new paver manufacturing facility that gives architects and designers unparalleled new color blending options, sizes and custom capabilities.

Tectura Designs’ massive new paver manufacturing facility spans 100,000 square feet and substantially increases production speed and capacity while providing the highest-performance products that Tectura Designs is known for. The facility features cutting-edge machinery that offers:

  • Endless color options, four-color blending for one-of-a-kind gradients, and an exclusive standard palette
  • More than 60 standard sizes, including large, thick profiles, and an amazing range of custom options
  • An extensive array of styles, finishes and surface textures
  • Self-spacing lugs available for every paver to cut installation time and cost
  • A huge library of samples and aggregate combinations to choose from
  • H-20, H-25, HS-20 and HS-25 loading capabilities for both light and heavyweight vehicular traffic

“We’ve made the strongest, longest-lasting concrete pavers on the market for more than 40 years, and now we’re giving our customers even more creative control,” said Rodney Dombrowski, paving division manager for Tectura Designs. “As we’ve started to tell architects about what this new facility can do for them, they can barely contain their excitement. I’m really looking forward to seeing what some of our customers can do with these new capabilities.”

In addition to manufacturing beautiful, durable pavers – which offer unique design elements such as blasted glass and recycled porcelain – Tectura Designs has also developed an innovative system for securing rooftop pavers. Tectura’s Lok Down product is a proprietary pedestal system that’s tested to withstand wind speeds of more than 145 miles per hour, making it an ideal solution for areas in which tall buildings experience strong wind uplift forces.

Tectura Designs, a Wausau Tile Inc. brand, also manufacturers one-of-a-kind site furnishings, custom precast concrete installations, terrazzo tile and custom precast terrazzo. Those products can be found on Main Streets across the country and at iconic destinations such as Mount Rushmore, the U.S. Capitol or the Guggenheim Museum.

Visit tecturadesigns.com to see Tectura Designs’ complete portfolio of premier paver styles and other architectural products.