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This luxurious Calacatta & Thassos polished marble mosaic will provide endless design possibilities, from contemporary to classic, and will serve as a great focal point to suit a variety of settings. The mesh backing not only simplifies installation, it also allows the tiles to be easily separated which adds to their design flexibility. The natural stone material will have a color variation. Bring some sophisticated flair into your home with this chic selection from our Talon Collection.
- Chip Size
- 1" x 4.5"
- Sheet Size
- 10 3/4" x 10 3/4"
- 0.80 Sq. Ft.
- Calacatta + Thassos
- 10 mm
- Residential Use
- Floor & Wall
- Commercial Use
- Wall only
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Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 48 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar StoreI have used this in an apartment and it looked greatMichael R on Feb 2, 2018what size tiles are these?BEST ANSWER: These are 10 3/4"x10 3/4"Can we use this tile to reface our fireplace?BEST ANSWER: I think using it as a surround would work. I would definitely seal the marble and grout before having any fires to aid in cleaning and help prevent staining. We used the tile in our kitchen and found just above the stove would become discolored due to the oven use. After seeing the discoloration, we cleaned the tile and then sealed the tile and grout. Since then, it has been much easier to clean.Are these tiles polished or honed?BEST ANSWER: I would say they are a combination. The ones with some color in them are polished but the plain white ones are not highly polished. Ask them to send you a free sample. It won't really give you a sense of the color but st least you can see the tile.How well does this tile match a taj mahal quartzite countertop?BEST ANSWER: I have never seen the taj mahal quartzite in person but from the picture it looks to be white with light brown graining. If so then I would say that this tile would match it nicely. I have this tile as my kitchen backsplash with a counter that is white with gray veining and it looks great. The tile has a good about of greys and tans in it that it would match both surfaces. I highly recommend it!The tiles in some of the pictures are much lighter than other pictures. Some pics are much more colorful than others. Does a tile enhancer need to be used to get more variation in color?BEST ANSWER: Because of the nature of using natural stone materials to make this tile, the veining and coloring will vary from lot to lot. We recommend getting a sample before purchasing (will come from the current lot) to get the best idea of what the tile will look like.Can this tile be used for the shower pan?BEST ANSWER: Yes, absolutely.What is the PEI rating for this tile? (Talon Calcutta and Thassos Marble Tile)BEST ANSWER: This tile has not yet been rated but is suitable for flooring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.