Crackle is a trending style in surface finishes for tiles, which takes an antique theme and gives it a whole new contemporary look. Craquelure, also called Crackle Glaze or Crazing, is a deliberately designed effect that makes the surface of the tile appear as if it had once been finished with a smooth glaze, but that this has cracked with extreme age.
With the latest techniques in high-definition digital printing, these surface characteristics of cracked glazing can be cleverly replicated. This means that the distinctive attributes of an antique handmade tile can be combined with the easy installation and functionality of modern materials.
Crackle glazed tiles are usually installed in a running or brick bond style, which can help to disguise any faulty or uneven surfaces. The crazing helps to collect any available light and diffract it into unique patterns, turning even the plainest of walls into an eye-catching design statement.