Alerion Thassos & Mother of Pearl Tile

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Overview

Design Elements

Alerion WhiteThassos and Mother of Pearl Tile Tile

What better way to boldly reintroduce one of our most popular patterns but to simply reinvent it? Composed of White Thassos marble and Mother of Pearl and presented in a timeless-with-a-twist Chevron pattern our new Alerion Series is ideal for a variety of settings, from contemporary to classic, and will serve as a great focal point within your home. While there are plenty of options when it comes to adding cool geometric prints to your surroundings, nothing quite matches the sleek sophistication and whimsical charm of Chevron. Enhance your home

Specifications

Chip Size
N/A
Sheet Size
11.75" x 11.625"
Coverage
.95 sq. ft.
Color
White Thassos and Pearl
Material
Marble and Mother of Pearl
Finish
Polished
Floor/Wall
Wall/Floor
Weight
4.1500

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Why did you choose this?
TileBar Store
beautiful!
Endia M on Mar 1, 2017
It's a beautiful mix of cream colors & shine. Very classy & not busy, just the right amount of everything for our kitchen backsplash.
MJ H on Nov 22, 2016
beautiful!
Endia M on Mar 1, 2017
Designer chose this beautiful tile for a tub wall design.
Lizette C on Feb 3, 2017
It's a beautiful mix of cream colors & shine. Very classy & not busy, just the right amount of everything for our kitchen backsplash.
MJ H on Nov 22, 2016
Sample looked wonderful - am getting sheets to see how the pattern plays out on the backsplash. This is my favorite so far of the samples as it is so bright and modern, with a little irridescence in there without being too froofy.
Mimi Y on Nov 13, 2016
I have used this product before and its gorgeous even the installers step back and take and take a deep breathe
Michele F on Jun 1, 2016
Designer chose this beautiful tile for a tub wall design.
Lizette C on Feb 3, 2017
Sample looked wonderful - am getting sheets to see how the pattern plays out on the backsplash. This is my favorite so far of the samples as it is so bright and modern, with a little irridescence in there without being too froofy.
Mimi Y on Nov 13, 2016
Can this be used as accent in a shower?
Jocelyn B on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jocelyn! Yes, his can definitely be used in a shower. Just make sure that your installer waterproofs it upon completion. We recently purchased this for an accent wall in a master bathroom and are installing it now. Once it is finished, we will share our photos with Tile Bar. Thanks Jocelyn! Sincerely, Lizette with GCFlooring
can this be installed on the floor?
If not, can someone suggest a good coordinating floor tile?
adrianne d on Sep 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I had this installed as my kitchen backsplash (looks amazing) but wouldn't use it on a floor due to the thinness of the tile and intricate pattern- I'm not a professional but think this specific tile is best used as an accent - durability might be a costly issue down the road
I'm confused what does chip size mean? I have the tile but need to order the grout but not sure how many bags I need... doing about 45sq ft of backsplash
A shopper on Nov 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Chip size refers to the size of the individual pieces on the sheet. As to how much grout you should order, that will all depend on which grout you decide to purchase. I would recommend speaking with your contractor or installer, because they will be able to provide you with a much more accurate measurement.
Installation

STONE INSTALLATION

These instructions are meant to be a guide for most installations, under normal conditions. Please follow best practice instructions found in the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) 09300 Handbook for specific installation types.



MATERIAL INSPECTION

Due to the natural of the material no two pieces of natural stone are exactly alike. Natural stones are products of nature; therefore, variations in color, pattern, texture, and veining will occur. Verify all products before installation for any damage or defects such as chipped edges, broken pieces. No adjustment will be made after installation.

*Always use appropriate personal protective safety equipment when handling, drilling, cutting or grinding glass tile such as (but not limited to) eye, ear and hand protection.



SUBSTRATE

Before you start tiling, make sure that whatever surface the tiles are being installed to will be strong and structurally sound. Cement board, concrete or drywall is best, as these surfaces can handle the moisture of the tiling process. Plywood should be avoided, since the wood will warp with the added moisture and it will also be less waterproof, even after tiling.



INSTALLATION MATERIAL

Thin-Set
When setting tiles we recommend the use of polymer or latex modified thin set or medium bed mortar compliant with ANSI standard A118.4 and is recommended for use with marble tile.

 

Tools
3/16” or 1/4” square notch trowel should be used when installing our glass material and ridges should be smoothed down with the flat side of the trowel prior to fixing the tiles in the mortar bed.

 

Cutting
Use a wet-saw with a new, continuous rim diamond blade specifically designed for cutting marble. Do not use “turbo” or other notched blades designed for use with porcelain or ceramic as the teeth can cause a coarse cut, resulting in a heavily chipped edge.

Cut edges and corners will be sharp. Always be sure to smooth the cut edges manually with 200-grit wet/dry sandpaper.

Drilling
If possible, drill holes before installing tile. Drilling from both sides can ensure a cleaner finish if the hole will be visible after installation. Using a new diamond coring bit (for large holes) or spade bit (for small holes) with a diamond tip made for glass drilling will give the best results. Lubricating the bit and tile surface with a continuous spray of oil/water mix will prolong the life of bits and provide a better-finished edge. When possible, the use of a jig will ensure precise placement of holes to be drilled.

When drilling holes for anchoring bolts, plumbing or any other dissimilar material always ensure a minimum of 1/8” clearance around the item is provided to avoid cracking due to disparate expansion and contraction rates or stress transfer.

 

GROUTING

We recommend applying grout release prior to grouting, suitable for the respective stone and interior or exterior use, to the tile to facilitate cleaning and for protection against staining from contrasting color grouts. Grout joints should be packed full and free of all voids and pits. Excess grout should be cleaned from the stone surface as the work progresses, before the grout hardens. Do not use acids to clean off excess grout. Prior to grouting, test an area to make sure the stone surface will not scratch.

SEALING

After the stone is installed, and grouted, seal the stone with an appropriate high quality breathable stone sealer, to minimize water absorption, efflorescence, and potential staining. If necessary, a color enhancer may be applied to bring out the true color of the stone at any time after grouting. Follow sealer manufacturer’s installation instructions. Reseal tile when the stone gets darker or as needed.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

For normal care and maintenance of stone tiles, clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap, or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Use a clean soft cloth for best results. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar, or other acids on marble or limestone. Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use any abrasive cleaners.

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