Brazilian Tiger Blue 8x48 Polished Porcelain Tile

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Brazilian Tiger Blue 8x48 Polished Porcelain Tile
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Overview

Design Elements

Brazilian Tiger Blue Polished 8x48 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 Brazilian Tiger Blue is inspired by the unique style of this wood and it reflects its natural elegance in modern living environments. Also available in a matte finish.

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Specs

Specifications

Size
7.87x47.24 (2.58sq ft)
Color
Dawn Blue
Material
Porcelain
Finish
Polished (also available in Matte)
Thickness
7.5mm
Look
Wood
Residential Use
Floor & Wall
Commercial Use
Floor & Wall
Outdoor Use
Yes
Rectified
Yes
Country of Origin
Italy
PEI Rating
4
Shade Variation
V3
Frost Resistant
Yes
Chemical Resistant
Yes
Water Absorption
≤ 0.02%
DCOF
> 0.42
Breaking Strength
748lb
Weight
61.3700
Pieces Per Box
6
Sq Ft Per Box
15.49
Box Weight
61.37

Shaken or Stirred?

Arguably one of the most famous Brazilian drinks (and the national cocktail), Caipirinha is made with cachaça, sugar and lime. The drink is supposedly derived from a popular homemade recipe that was used for patients of Spanish flu and originally included garlic and honey.
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Why did you choose this?
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The floor looks stunning. We ordered 1 box to see what it really will look like. It will give our kitchen/family room the wow factor at our beachhouse.
Marriana E on Nov 19, 2018
color, design, ocean like and it looks like wood I am anxious to see it
terri n on Aug 22, 2018
The floor looks stunning. We ordered 1 box to see what it really will look like. It will give our kitchen/family room the wow factor at our beachhouse.
Marriana E on Nov 19, 2018
It has such a wow factor. We were looking for a flooring for our kitchen and family room at our beach house. Love the colors.
Marriana E on Oct 30, 2018
color, design, ocean like and it looks like wood I am anxious to see it
terri n on Aug 22, 2018
This tile is stunning. We are looking to make a statement in a small guest bathroom shower, and this was the perfect choice.
Shelley C on Aug 16, 2018
beautiful and unique
Tammie M on Jun 29, 2018
It is a very beautiful and unique tile.
Hugo T on May 10, 2018
Actually looks like real petrified wood.
Alfonso H on Mar 23, 2018
its gorgeous
theresa S on Feb 26, 2018
Gorgeous and great reviews
Joy S on Sep 5, 2017
Colors are so beautiful and slightly unique. Using it on my master bedroom wall!
Deanna M on Feb 26, 2017
I think it's pretty
David S on Feb 20, 2017
They are beautiful in the picture and will look wonderful in our new bathroom!!
malu m on Feb 1, 2017
Its a badass tile and I have never seen anything so cool.
Thomas S on Sep 16, 2016
i like the color combination
pedro o on Mar 21, 2016
Ilove the colour and it looks unique
roland t on Mar 3, 2016
It has such a wow factor. We were looking for a flooring for our kitchen and family room at our beach house. Love the colors.
Marriana E on Oct 30, 2018
This tile is stunning. We are looking to make a statement in a small guest bathroom shower, and this was the perfect choice.
Shelley C on Aug 16, 2018
For a shower wall install, should the substrate be blue board our cement board?
Joellen on Mar 5, 2016
Thomas S, can you please post photos, if this is possible? Thanks!!!
A shopper on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Anonymous. Doug D., has provided us with the photos you requested. If you send an email to ralph@tilebar.com, I can forward these photos to you.
What bullnose would you recommend since one does not come with it?
Jola S on Aug 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We would recommend using a metal schluter strip as a trim piece to finish the edges.
Is this brazilian tile water resilient to put in bathroom?
Roxanne A on Aug 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely, i just installed them with the gloss finish on the floor. The water beads on it. I have had them down fir about 2 weeks and they are beautiful. I mop with a little diluted vinegar and the shine beautifully
Is bullnose available?
Grace V on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not for this tile, I'm afraid.
What size is a sample piece?
Deryl S on Nov 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sample sizes vary depending on the tile. All samples will be large enough for you to be able to see the color, finish, and material of the tile.
If you use the polished version on a bathroom floor, will you slide all over if wet?
Linda K on Aug 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: NO, it isn;t extra slippery. Sometimes there may be a certain shampoo i use that will make it a bit slippery, but no more than a standard porcelian tub.
What color grout did you use?
Kathy C on Sep 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Kathy. I chose the Heron Blue non-sanded grout as we are using it on a wall in a shower. If you are using the tile as flooring, you would want to go with a sanded grout. Hope this helps.
What is the height of this tile? 1/4 Inch?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This tile is 7.5mm thick.
Is it heat resistant? Can they be used on the wall of a gas fireplace?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they absolutely can.
THIS IS THE COOLEST TILE! they don't mention using it on a kitchen counter. opinions????
A shopper on Oct 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Rbis the most beautiful tile I have ever seen. It would look funny on a counter since it is long planks. I am using it on a floor and one accent wall.
What trowel size should I use for a shower wall installation? My research tells me 1/2" x 1/2"
Don M on Dec 1, 2018
Installation

SUBSTRATE

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

  • We always recommend dry-fitting your pattern first to think about your cuts in advance and to make sure you like the pattern. This will also help you choose which pieces go where, which is especially helpful with tiles that have a lot of variation.
  • To avoid affecting the color of the tile, white thinset such as Bostik PM is highly is recommended for all installations. For faster installation, use a rapid curing thinset such as Bostik Single-Flex Fast Set.
  • 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 optimal trowel size is a 9" Trowel - 1/8" square notch.

 

GROUTING

  • Grout joints should be packed full and free of voids and pits.
  • Clean excess grout as the work progresses before it has hardened 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.
  • Both Sanded and Non-Sanded grouts are acceptable for use. We recommend Sanded grout for joints larger than 1/8 inch and Non-Sanded for 1/8th inches or less.
  • It is recommended to use grout release, then grout the tile, then use a sealant to the tile such as MP90

 

CUTTING

The recommended cutting method is to use a wet saw with a diamond blade. Edges can be sanded smooth after cutting.

 

CLEANING

Highly recommended to purchase the Polished Porcelain Maintenance Kit. Porcelain tile is resistant to germs and bacteria and it is also among the easiest of flooring materials to clean. You can clean your porcelain tile with a damp sponge mop. A solution of 1/4 cup of white vinegar to 2 gallons of water works best – allow time for drying. You can also sweep or vacuum. Although porcelain tile is by definition impervious, it is still possible for its surface to discolor. The following instructions explain how to clean porcelain tile surfaces.

 

For glazed porcelain tiles, use the following instructions for general cleaning:

  • Sweep or vacuum loose dirt and dust from the floor. An untreated dry dust mop is recommended instead of a broom.
  • Mop the floor with a mild cleaning solution (do not use wax, oil-based, or abrasive cleaners).
  • Rinse the tile thoroughly with clean and clear water.
  • Drying is also recommended – to increase the shine and to prevent water spots.

 

  • Always Remember:

    • Do not clean porcelain tile flooring with ammonia or with cleaners that contain bleach and/or acid. Acid and ammonia based cleaners may modify grout color.
    • Do not use wax, oil-based, abrasive cleaners, or sealants.
    • Agents that contain any dyes or colors are not recommended.
    • Use rugs at entrances to prevent dirt and grit from being tracked onto the tile flooring from outdoors.
    • Do not use steel wool pads, because loose steel particles may create rust stains in the grout.

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