The Quarry tile is a full-body clay tile. This product is manufactured in the United States and is extruded, not pressed. Because this quarry tile is 100% clay and very dense, it is extremely durable. Due to the low water absorption rate, the tile is highly resistant to staining. It is also a good option for exterior use and can withstand extreme cold weather conditions. Quarry tile is suitable for residential and commercial applications. Recommended for floors, backsplashes, fireplaces, tub, and shower surrounds as well as countertops.