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Brazilian Tiger Blue 8X48 Matte Porcelain Tile
The magical land of New Zealand treasures the most exotic wood in the world, because it is obtained from trees that have fallen due to cataclysms and have remained underground for thousands of years. The La Fabbrica Kauri Tasman Matte 8X48 Porcelain Tile is inspired by the unique style of this wood and it reflects its natural elegance in modern living environments. Also available in a polished finish.
- 2.58 sq ft
- Dawn Blue
- Matte (also available in polished)
- Country of Origin
- PEI Rating
- Shade Variation
- Interlock Laying Max
- Frost Resistance
- Chemical Resistance
- Water Absorption
- ≤ 0.5%
- DCOF Rating Wet (slip resistance)
- > 0.42
- Breaking Strength
- Pieces Per Box
- Sq Ft Per Box
Shaken or Stirred?The Caipirinha is made with a base of cachaça, a 500-year-old, sugar cane-derived spirit. Combine the popularity of the Martini and the Cosmopolitan, and you have Brazil’s national drink—the Caipirinha, or Cachaça Sour. The Portuguese word politely translates as “little man from the country,” or, less politely, as “yokel.” The Caipirinha is drunk from lunch until bedtime, which may come sooner than anticipated.
Browse 13 questions Browse 13 questions and 49 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar StoreI was originally looking for an "ashy-wood-look" tile but this one was more appealing than the other multi-color toned wood-look tiles and I also like this one more for a bathroom.James M on Apr 12, 2017Can this be used on a outdoor covered balcony?Would you use this as a backsplash?BEST ANSWER: This is a beautiful tile and certainly could be used as a backsplash but I think that it is more of a floor tile. If paired with the right cabinets and countertops, it could be stunning. The blue is not so brilliant and is more of a blue gray. I would suggest getting a sample first before deciding.Can you use this for bathroom shower walls?BEST ANSWER: I see no reason why you couldn't. Its like any other ceramic tile so it would need maintenance and cleaning like any other tile would. It would be beautiful on a wall because it is gorgeous tile. I fine that it is not as blue as the pictures show. Its a bit more brown but this not not detract from its beauty.Can this tile be used as accent wall in den. Then put tv in center with floating shelves on sides?BEST ANSWER: If you mean to mount the TV and shelves on the tile itself, I wouldn't. Leave spaces for your mounting hardware instead. These planks are very large and heavy. While they can be used on walls, it is a very difficult install and requires special mortar and other considerations. Don't attempt to tile more than two rows a day for any large format tile. The tile is thick, so you'll need to either lay it wall to wall or consider some sort of molding around it.can it stand up to dogs cats etc...?BEST ANSWER: Sure, as well as any tile can. I wouldn't use it for a kennel floor, but it's not slippery and would look better than say, hardwood, after dogs scampered on it.If I were to use this tile on the shower walls and tub surround, what color floor would you recommend? I'm not crazy about using the same tile throughout the entire bath. ThanksBEST ANSWER: This is a very dramatic tile, even though it is a cool color. I have is as my floor in my office and half-bath laundry rooms. The walls are a soft grey blue. If you are to use this tile as your shower surround, I would go with a very neutral floor in an off white or cream ad with little to no pattern in it. I would not try a blue floor as I think it would be overwhelming. I had to paint my walls twice as the first color was too much with the floor. Having said this, I continue to love this tile. I hope you do too!Would you do anything differently with the installation of this tile? If so, what?BEST ANSWER: We installed this with a very minimal gap and used random layout instead of straight staggerd in our porch. It came out GREAT. Looks almost like real wood floor instead of tile.What color grout did you use in these pictures?BEST ANSWER: My installer used two different colors a light tan and a pewter grey and used the same grout tool working out of both buckets they were swirled together and look very much like the colors in the tile.with no harsh grout linesCan this be used outside by a pool? The pictures show it used that way, but in the specifications it only says it's for indoor use.BEST ANSWER: I cannot say professionally if it can be, but I don't think water would make it too slippery with water. Not sure, we put it in our kitchen. It's beautiful!This looks like it has a wood face....is it cold to the touch like regular tile? It really doesn't look like tile at all. ThanksBEST ANSWER: This is a wood-look porcelain tile.Can this tile be used exterior?BEST ANSWER: This tile can be used outdoors.Can this be used for a fireplace surround and chase?BEST ANSWER: Absolutely!! It'd be quite the unique look too.
Tile must be installed over a suitable substrate to insure a proper installation. Tile should be installed over a clean, sound, and flat surface, free of contaminates including curing compounds. Substrate should be free of cracks. If used in a wet area you must waterproof. See manufacturer’s recommendation on a membrane for crack and water protection that is compatible with the setting material you are using. Expansion joints should be installed at all “changes in plane” in the tile work and where tile abuts restraining surfaces, therefore silicone caulking sealant must be installed in all corner joints in place of grout.INSTALLATION
- To avoid affecting the color of the tile, White modified thin-set such as Bostik Glass Mate is highly is recommended for all installations.
- Apply as much adhesive as can be covered within 10-15 minutes.
- Grout joint should be a minimum of 1/16” and not butt set.
- The trowel size you can use is a 9" Trowel - 1/16" square notch.
- Grout joints should be packed full and free of voids and pits.
- Clean excess grout as the work progresses before it has hardens completely.
- Acids should never be used for cleaning grout haze.
- Use a damp sponge for the final cleaning and to smooth out the grout joints.
- It is recommended to use non-sanded grout.
- It is recommended to use grout release, then grout the tile, then use a sealant to the tile such as our MP90
- Highly recommended to purchase the Glass & Stone Installation/Maintenance Kit - http://www.TileBar.com/collection/tiling-supplies/glass-stone-tile-maintenance-package.html
The recommended cutting method is to use a wet saw with a diamond blade that is specifically for cutting glass. Edges can be sanded smooth after cutting.