SpeakEasy Collection by Crossville Tile Gives Traditional Look to Law Firm’s Offices

When this large law firm in Fort Lauderdale designed their new building on Cypress Creek Road, they opted for a look that would stand out from the traditional South Florida style of concrete block and stucco, muted colors and arches. Their choice was a bold statement of a return to a traditional style with a weathered barn wood look tile by Crossville and distributed exclusively in South Florida by D&B. Behind SpeakEasy’s authentically timeworn, barn wood facade hides a clever secret—the enduring allure of porcelain tile. With the look and feel of true American hardwood and the high-proof strength of Porcelain Stone®, SpeakEasy tile scales from dance floor to hallway and even to exterior walls—with no one the wiser. It’s a new twist on classic style that’s never prohibited. The SpeakEasy Collection Porcelain wood look was specified with 8”x36” planks. The color is AV283 Sweet Georgia Brown. It was installed as a direct bond over cementitious substrate. This product is virtually weather-proof, fireproof and easy to clean, which makes it a perfect alternative for challenging exterior cladding projects. Crossville is America’s leading provider of porcelain tile, and offers a variety of glass and natural stone tile for interior and exterior floors, walls, and countertops. Made in the United States, their innovative tile products are sustainable and expertly designed to last a lifetime. Architect on the project was Kravit Architectural Associates, Inc., Boca Raton. General Contractor was ARK Residential Corp., Fort Lauderdale. As the first tile manufacturer in Tennessee (est. 1986), Crossville is the leading American manufacturer of beautiful, sustainable solutions that advance the frontiers of tile design. A Curran Group company, Crossville is part of a family-owned, privately held corporation dedicated to building on the values of family, partnership, integrity, improvement and respect. To see these and many other selections of tile, marble and stone, visit any of D&B Tile’s nine convenient locations throughout South Florida. Remember that the first step to beautiful design is stepping into D&B Tile. Photographs and article by G. Richard Booth