Byzantine Alice Blue Ceramic Subway Tile

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Byzantine Alice Blue Ceramic Subway Tile
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Overview

Design Elements

Byzantine Alice Blue Ceramic Tile

Using a subway tile as a back splash will add some dimension and style to your kitchen decor or any decorated room in your home. These tiles will also give your room a more distinct look. The tile will give the room a mix of traditional and contemporary feel to it.

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Specs

Specifications

Size
2 1/2" x 9"
Coverage
0.78 Sq. Ft.
Color
Light Blue with a mix of White
Material
Ceramic
Finish
Polished
Thickness
10 mm
Residential Use
Wall Only
Commercial Use
Wall only
Weight
4.0000

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Why did you choose this?
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I love the color
Jerry D on Nov 30, 2018
Love the color!!!
Sherry R on Aug 5, 2018
I love the color
Jerry D on Nov 30, 2018
good accent for Tanzanite blue quartzite
Philip H on Oct 31, 2018
Love the color!!!
Sherry R on Aug 5, 2018
We received samples of this and really liked the slight differentiation of colors from blue, to yellow, giving it an aqua appearance from a distance! I thought the texture would work well with the granite counters in our kitchen. Excited to see this up and finished!
Kristin S on Aug 2, 2018
Sample arrived and was better than I expected. Will look fantastic with subway tile in shower.
Bob M on Mar 31, 2018
wonderfully varied and textural glaze, in an unusual color
Kirsten F on Mar 15, 2018
Color and size
Brian P on Feb 6, 2018
Fabulous color, so unusual
Mikhaela P on Oct 4, 2017
I love the sample - it goes well with the cabinets and flooring that I chose for my kitchen remodel.
Wonda M on Jul 22, 2017
Matches my wall paper and flooring
Heidi S on Jul 14, 2017
This tile was featured in the 2017 Charleston Designer Showhouse laundry room. We are using it for the whole wall behind our built-in bar. Excited!
Julianne T on Jun 5, 2017
Love the calm blue and the slight color variation at the edge.
Elizabeth G on Apr 27, 2017
love the quality of the sample - tiled my entire kitchen subway style with this tile.
Jennifer M on Mar 24, 2017
Pretty and just a little bit different.
Gail B on Mar 8, 2017
I ordered the sample of this ceramic piece along with some glass samples. I was 99% sure we wanted to do glass but this piece is very beautiful. Multiple color tones without being ostentatious
Melisa G on Feb 22, 2017
It is beautiful!
Monique F on Feb 11, 2017
It's fairly neutral without being boring. I like that it has a hand-crafted look, will go well with lots of kitchen fixtures and colors, and is a larger size.
Rose P on Jan 28, 2017
It was the best match for my kitchen wall color and creates a nice accent against my stainless steel appliances and off while cabinets.
Marilou Y on Jan 25, 2017
color and size
Daniel B on Dec 9, 2016
Love the size and colors. The sample is gorgeous.
Elana I on Nov 26, 2016
It's pretty.
Sarah M on Oct 8, 2016
Customer picked it out
Josh M on Sep 25, 2016
I needed this tile as a space filler above my sink, and it matches my other tile perfectly. I figured it would be easier to cot lengthwise , than the 3D tile.
VICKIE D on Jun 30, 2016
mate to 3D
Cara B on Oct 7, 2015
Haven't seen anything like it.
katherine H on Sep 18, 2015
This tile has a real handmade look to it and will coordinate with my traditional kitchen very nicely.
Samuel D on Mar 26, 2015
Wonderfully unusual color. I dismissed it originally as too rustic, but found that when use with a glass liner as trim, it's really stunning.
Leslie C on Jan 14, 2015
good accent for Tanzanite blue quartzite
Philip H on Oct 31, 2018
We received samples of this and really liked the slight differentiation of colors from blue, to yellow, giving it an aqua appearance from a distance! I thought the texture would work well with the granite counters in our kitchen. Excited to see this up and finished!
Kristin S on Aug 2, 2018
Are there any trim components available for this tile? Bullnose? Corners? Liners? Chair-rail?
shaughnn l on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not that I am aware of...as it was, we ended up using it as trim.
Can this be used on the floor?
Thucanh M on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It would be amazing if it's low traffic. I have 6 boxes left if you need.
When will this tile be available for purchase? It's been out of stock for more than a month and I'm wondering if I should keep waiting.
Anne H on Jun 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend calling the customer service center at 888-541-3840 for an ETA on this product. You can also place a pre-order for the product, if the ETA is within an acceptable time table.
What color looks best for grout. Anyone have any pics with white grout?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used the heron blue non-sanded grout, as recommended by TileBar. I used it for my kitchen backsplash on all my walls. It is not overpowered at all. As the edges of the tile are a bit darker, the heron blue gives a nice definition. Also, if you look hard enough, you can find the heron blue caulk for those spaces you can't put the grout.
I want to do this tile with a goldish grout for my kitchen backsplash. How do you think this would look with grey cabinets and antico bianco granite? Should I go light grey or dark grey?
ashley on May 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm always a fan of lighter in a kitchen so I would say light gray, but I think a dark gray would also contrast well with the lightness of this tile. We have darker cabinets (goes with the house), and it looks really nice with the tiles. Good luck!
Is this tile more blue or aqua in color?
Tierney C on Aug 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In case you are still wondering, it is more aqua but had a very blue edge around the tile. The tile is not a flat color it has a gradient of colors on its edge.
Is this tile suitable for shower walls?
Susan W on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, absolutely.
can this tile be used on a pool?
Sarah on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This tile is not suitable for pools.
I'm thinking of using this as wall tile in my bathroom. What would be a good coordinating floor tile?
Leah R on May 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would use a large rectangular tile with blue. It also pairs well with white.
Just for clarification. There are 5-9" tiles per unit?
Bob M on Mar 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Each unit consists of 5 tiles that are 2 1/2" x 9".
Where is this tile made?
Katie on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The boxes do not have a country on them, but they do say Terra Ignis.
Are there any trims that match this tile?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We used this tile as a trim to a large white tile, bordered with a thin (1/2") glass liner in frosty blues and greens. It came out very nicely.
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

  • Please note that there is variation in shades of color due to the glazing effect. 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 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

  • This tile is made by hand and is high fired. This causes a considerable amount of variation in size and thickness.  With handmade tile we always recommend larger grout joints to account for these irregularities.
  • 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 1/8 inch or smaller.
  • 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 Unpolished Porcelain Maintenance Kit. Ceramic tile is resistant to germs and bacteria and it is also among the easiest of flooring materials to clean. You can clean your ceramic 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 ceramic tile is by definition impervious, it is still possible for its surface to discolor. The following instructions explain how to clean ceramic tile surfaces.

 

For cleaning unpolished surfaces, follow these instructions:

  • Sweep or vacuum dust and debris from the floor. When sweeping, use a soft-bristle broom and sweep in 2 directions. First follow the direction of the tile, and then sweep diagonally. This will ensure the removal of all foreign material that might be residing in the texture.
  • Saturate the tile with a neutral cleaning solution, such as vinegar, with hot water and stir. Allow the cleaning solution to remain on the floor 5 – 10 minutes. Scrub the floor with a brush; again using a two-direction method.
  • Rinse the floor with clean, clear water to remove the cleaning solution.
  • For high traffic locations, it is recommended to clean the floor at least once per day and wet mop at regular intervals.

 

  • Always Remember:

    • Do not clean 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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