Cavallo Fiji Arabesque Porcelain Tile

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Cavallo Fiji Arabesque Porcelain Tile
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Overview

Design Elements

Look to the past for some present day inspiration. The Cavallo Collection combines the visual characteristics of antiquated brick with the durability of porcelain for a tile collection that is both timeless and enduring. Available in a 7x7, 14x14 and Arabesque format, Cavallo affords designers and discerning homeowners alike numerous options and opportunities to spice up their space.
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Specs

Specifications

Size
8" x 10"
Coverage
0.58 Sq. Ft.
Color
Carribean Blue
Material
Porcelain
Finish
Polished
Thickness
10 mm
Residential Use
Floor & Wall
Commercial Use
Floor & Wall
Outdoor Use
Yes
Rectified
No
Country of Origin
Spain
MOHS (Scratch Resistant)
4
PEI Rating
2
Frost Resistant
Yes
Chemical Resistant
Yes
Water Absorption
< 0.2%
DCOF
< 0.42
Breaking Strength
>400 lbs
Weight
45.0000
Pieces Per Box
18
Sq Ft Per Box
10.54
Shower Use
Floor & Wall
Reviews
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Why did you choose this?
TileBar Store
It's gorgeous! Great color, nice texture and super cool addition to our home!
Julia P on Feb 11, 2019
I love the color for my Moroccan influenced powder room. We are accenting with gold. I look forward to receiving my order and seeing the final product.
Amanda L on Jan 17, 2019
It's gorgeous! Great color, nice texture and super cool addition to our home!
Julia P on Feb 11, 2019
Received sample amazing color!
Connie L on Feb 6, 2019
I love the color for my Moroccan influenced powder room. We are accenting with gold. I look forward to receiving my order and seeing the final product.
Amanda L on Jan 17, 2019
perfect color and shape for my beach bathroom
Nancy E on Dec 24, 2018
Beautiful shape and color will bring a homely feel to the room.
PAUL D on Jul 18, 2018
for use on floor in front of fireplace
Jennifer C on Feb 24, 2018
using it for backsplash in kitchen against gray cabinets
Becky S on Feb 4, 2018
Received sample amazing color!
Connie L on Feb 6, 2019
perfect color and shape for my beach bathroom
Nancy E on Dec 24, 2018
I love this tile, but as a early 60's individual, I have to make sure any tile I would use would not become too slippery when wet. Will this work on a bathroom floor for someone like me?
Cheryl B on Nov 4, 2018
would this work on kitchen countertop?
Sue L on Oct 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It’s possible...However each tile has slight variations in size/ thickness which may leave the surface unlevel, unless great care is used when setting the tile. The tiles in my opinion are very durable. I had a difficult time drilling for mounting holes.
The glaze is very tough! If a perfectly level/smooth surface is desired you could encapsulate the surface with a poured epoxy.
Is this tile available in any other colors?
Auria R on Sep 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes! This tile comes in a total of 4 colors!
Cavallo Fiji Arabesque Porcelain Tile
Cavallo Fiji Arabesque Porcelain Tile
Cavallo Swiss Coffee Arabesque Porcelain Tile
Cavallo Swiss Coffee Arabesque Porcelain Tile
Cavallo Poseidon Arabesque Porcelain Tile
Cavallo Poseidon Arabesque Porcelain Tile
Cavallo Overcast Arabesque Porcelain Tile
Cavallo Overcast Arabesque Porcelain Tile
Does this tile have pencil trim? Thinking of doing two bathrooms with it on the walls as a wainscoating?
Renee I on Jun 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We don't happen to make a trim piece for this collection at this time. You can try adding a contrasting color from another collection. Browse all of our trim pieces here: https://tilebar.com/collection/trim-pieces.html

Alternatively, there are a couple other techniques for edging the tile. Two common options are edging the tile with a Schluter strip (which you can grab at your local Home Depot or Lowe's) or lining the tile with a clean caulk line that matches the color of the grout.
Would it be possible to order less than the minimum of 9 boxes of this particular tile?
Helen S on Oct 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: For questions such as these, please contact the customer service center. You can reach them by email at info@tilebar.com, or by phone at 888-541-3840.
Does this come in white?
Jimmye Ann D on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This product does not come in white. The closest to white is this:
Cavallo Swiss Coffee Arabesque Porcelain Tile
Cavallo Swiss Coffee Arabesque Porcelain Tile
what size is sample piece?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sample sizes vary from 2x12 to 6x6, depending on the tile. You can rest assured that the sample will be large enough for you to be able to see the entire pattern and/or color of the tile.
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

  • 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 1/8th 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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