Introducing the Cantera Collection

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From Cotto to Cotto Allende, Mexico has been a source of inspiration for some of our most exciting collections. We’re thrilled to introduce the next chapter of Mexican tile, Cantera stone. Crafted from volcanic rock, these unique stone tiles are ideal for indoor or outdoor installations in temperate climates. Discover the magic of this special collection.

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04 / 02 / 2024

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An Explosive Beginning

Our Cantera tiles are cut from volcanic rock. Each tile bears the unique imprint of nature's fiery processes, showcasing a textured aggregate unlike any other material. This beautiful, organic look is the very definition of timeless.

Each tile embodies an even blend of rugged beauty and reliable resilience. From the ground to your groundbreaking designs, Cantera tiles are a true representation of the partnership between our environment and most discerning eyes.

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The Magic of Mexico

The Spanish word “Cantera” translates to “quarry,” a process of harvesting this stone much like our limestone line. The stone has been a staple of Mexican architecture for thousands of years, so naturally our travels have led us to Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende to witness the beauty and strength of ancient Cantera stone architecture.

Found in some of the country’s most recognizable architecture, the inspiration was endless. As we stood at La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel and heard the church bells chime, our excitement grew as we envisioned bringing this unique tile to the world at large.

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An Organic Color Range

Our current Cantera range includes seven distinct colorways:

ACACIA: A soft, cool grey with small earth toned aggregate.

BADLANDS: A warm medium grey with bits of warm and cool aggregate.

BLACK ROCK: A dramatically dark charcoal grey with monochromatic aggregate.

MESA: A warm, light beige tone that’s more homogenous than its counterparts.

SIERRA: A taupe tile with primarily earth-toned aggregate in varying sizes.

VOLCAN: A volcanic brown shade with multi-tonal aggregate.

YUMA: An earthy pink hue with mauve, grey, and ivory aggregate.

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Sizes to Suit Your Space

Cantera tiles are available in several sizes, designed for indoor and outdoor installations:


SQUARE TILES: 12x12, 24x24

The Cantera Collection by Zia Tile

Our Cantera tiles represent our commitment to age old design, modern sensibility, and timeless aesthetics. We’re excited to share this new selection of tiles, straight from Mexico to you. To learn more about Cantera and this exciting collection, visit Zia Tile.


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