Tiles: Atlas Concorde, New Ravenna, and American Olean

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Tiles: Atlas Concorde, New Ravenna, and American Olean

Colorful backsplash behind an outdoor kitchen sink.

When looking for a new tile design for your space, there are so many aspects to consider. As many looks you can imagine, there are countless more options available for you. From colors, patterns, and styles, to sizes and price, the differences between tile brands are extreme. So, how is the consumer to decide? By going through the details and options available of each of the following brands, you can have all of the information at your disposal to make the best decision for your situation and space. Let’s compare the options given by these three tile brands available at Facets of Lafayette:

  • Atlas Concorde
  • New Ravenna
  • American Olean

Finishes

The finish of your tile changes the look of your tile by applying a certain look on top of the tile. Whether you are looking for an indoor or an outdoor tile, the finish of your tile can affect the wear, longevity, and look of your space. Luckily, there are many finishes available with each brand.

  • Atlas Concorde
    • Atlas Concorde offers four types of tile finish:
      • Lapped/Polished
      • Matte
      • Non-Slip
      • Silk
  • New Ravenna
    • New Ravenna offers six types of tile finish:
      • Gloss
      • Honed
      • Polished
      • Tumbled
      • Pillowed
      • 3D
  • American Olean
    • American Olean offers nine types of tile finish/look:
      • Stone
      • Marble
      • Concrete
      • Wood
      • Mosaic
      • Wall
      • Natural Stone
      • Fabric
      • Quarry

In summary, with regards to finish, Atlas Concorde offers the least variety, while American Olean offers the most variety. However, American Olean offers “finishes” that are aimed towards what the tiles look like versus their practicality. New Ravenna, with their medium amount of variety, also offers finishes that explain the look of the tile. Lastly, Atlas Concorde’s finishes offer a look into what the tiles look like and an option simply based on practicality: “Non-Slip”.

Color

No matter what look you are envisioning for your tiled area, there are countless colors to choose from by each brand. The color of these tiles may not affect the use of the tiles, but they can make a drastic difference in what your project can become.

  • Atlas Concorde
    • White
    • Gray
    • Black
    • Ivory
    • Cream
    • Beige
    • Brown
    • Golden
    • Yellow
    • Pink
    • Orange
    • Red
    • Blue
    • Purple
    • Light Blue
    • Green
  • New Ravenna
    • White
    • Gray
    • Blck
    • Cream
    • Taupe
    • Blue
    • Green
    • Brown Gold
    • Silver
    • Pink
    • Purple
    • Red
    • Multi
  • American Olean
    • Multi
    • Taupe
    • Green
    • Gold
    • Brown
    • Orange
    • Silver
    • White
    • Red
    • Gray
    • Cream
    • Black Beige
    • Blue

In summary, Atlas Concorde offers customers the widest range of colors available. The other two brands offer the same number of color options. However, in regard to what most customers regard as “safe colors” versus other colors, Atlas Concorde has the most eccentric colors, which 8 colors that stray from the normal browns, blacks, grays, and beiges. The other two brands each offer six eccentric color options as well as the usual browns, blacks, and other normal colors. So, if you are looking for a brighter, more original color, Atlas Concorde would have the best options available.

Sizes

The size of tile you purchase can be critical. Whether it is for a large space or a smaller space, the size you choose matters. Tiles generally come in many different sizes, and these different sized tiles can bring different looks and patterns to them. Here are the size options for each of the three brands:

  • ●        Atlas Concorde
    • ○        24” x 48”
    • ○        12” x 24”
    • ○        8” x 40”
    • ○        10” x 8.5”
    • ○        8” x 8”
    • ○        24” x 24”
    • ○        12” x 22”
    • ○        3” x 12”
  • ●        New Ravenna
    • ○        1 cm square
    • ○        1.5 cm square
    • ○        2 cm square
    • ○        3 cm square
    • ○        4 cm square
    • ○        1” x 1”
    • ○        2” x 2”
    • ○        3” x 3”
    • ○        1.5” x 6 cm
    • ○        3 cm x 6 cm
    • ○        3 cm x 5 cm
    • ○        2 cm x 4 cm
    • ○        1.5 cm x 6”
    • ○        1” x 6”
    • ○        2 cm x 6”
  • ●        American Olean
    • ○        3” x 6”
    • ○        10” x 14”
    • ○        18” x 18”
    • ○        4” x 12”
    • ○        12” x 12”
    • ○        24” x 24”

In summary, American Olean has the smallest size range, and New Ravenna has the largest size range. Most of New Ravenna’s sizes are rectangles. If you are looking for a nice tiled border, this would be the brand for you. Atlas Concorde has a good mix of squares and rectangle tiles. If you are looking for a variety of sizes, any of these brands would be a great choice.

Price

With so many companies offering similar styles, colors, and finishes, the price of the tile may be the selling point for you. If that is something that makes or breaks your decision, let’s look at what the brands offer.

  • Atlas Concorde
    • Varies by location and seller
  • New Ravenna
    • Prices listed only in showrooms
  • American Olean
    • Prices listed only in showrooms
    • Website sorts them as
      • $-$$- 4
      • $$-$$$- 38+
      • $$$-$$$$- 6+

In summary, the sizes were usually not listed on their websites. The prices are usually set by the seller or store that is selling the product. Because tile brands sell across the country, it is not surprising that their pricing may vary. However, American Olean did offer their customers a glimpse into their pricing options on their website. They split their inventory into three categories, based on the price level. They did not list the actual price, but the customer is able to initially gauge what products may or may not be in their price range.

Overview

Consumers looking for a wide variety of colors, sizes, and looks of tile will be happy to know that all three brands offer that. While some tile brands vary in number of colors, or specific sizes, it seems that the main selling point for the consumer will be what brand offers the size that you need as well as the look that you want. Pricing is going to be based on the geographical location of the distributor, so that is something to keep in mind as well. Overall, all three brands have beautiful tile options for any project in or around your home.

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