Terrapin Silver Metal Tile

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Design Elements

Terrapin Silver Metal Tile

This clean geometric design with the metal stainless steel is chic and visually striking. These metal tiles have a similarity to the diamondback terrapin shell. The tile will provide any room with a sleek, stylish and contemporary appearance. This is a great alternative to use for in a kitchen back splash, feature wall or as decorative borders.

Please note this tile is not recommended to be installed on the floor

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Chip Size
Sheet Size
10.63" x 11.14"
0.82 Sq. Ft.
8 mm
Residential Use
Wall Only
Commercial Use
Wall only
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Why did you choose this?
TileBar Store
Very unique look
Tim W on Oct 5, 2018
metal, shiny and good color
JEANNE G on Apr 15, 2018
Very unique look
Tim W on Oct 5, 2018
it matches other white tiles we are installing
Melissa K on May 19, 2018
metal, shiny and good color
JEANNE G on Apr 15, 2018
Love the way it catches the light!!
Robert M on Apr 29, 2017
Used as a kitchen backsplash. It looks beautiful. We have gotten so many compliments as its striking.
H U on Aug 31, 2016
wanted tile to match the walls and countertop and also connect to the stainless sink
Lindsay T on May 9, 2016
TINGRONG L on Mar 31, 2016
Honestly - have you ever seen a tile like this? Definitely a knockout.
Samuel D on Mar 26, 2015
it matches other white tiles we are installing
Melissa K on May 19, 2018
Love the way it catches the light!!
Robert M on Apr 29, 2017
I am looking for a way to refinish a reception desk for a salon. I thought about putting metallic tile panels on the front of the desk. would this work? what size are the sheets and can they be cut to fit into the panels?
Pam H on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes these would definitely be suitable for a reception desk. The sheets can be cut down and it is 10.63" x 11.14" sheet.
Can this tile be used in shower? I would like to use for accent on wall, not floor.
Lauren G on Aug 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This tile should not be used in a shower due to the metal. Water and moisture can affect the sheen, finish, and color of the metal in the tile, as well as ultimately cause erosion.
Would this - or any other metal tile - be suitable as a backsplash over/behind a stove? Would there be any issues if some acidic, say tomato sauce, splashed on it and wasn't wiped off immediately?
Noreen B on May 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have this tile as a backsplash behind my stove. It doesn’t seem to be a corrosive type of metal but I do wipe it after cooking splatters as I clean the stove. Just a cloth with some water & dish soap, then dry with a microfiber cloth. It’s easy to keep clean & looks fantastic!
Hi, how do you recommend cutting this tile for the bottom (viewable) edge of the backsplash?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This tile is best cut with a wet saw that's equipped with a diamond blade.
Hi, do you ship to the UK?
faz1234 on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, we currently do not ship the UK. However, we can ship to a freight forwarded in the United States.
Just wondering if half tiles exist for these? We are just looking at installing this tile on an open ended wall with no cabinate or other wall. Also would you know the weight per sheet for shipping purposes?
Steve M on Apr 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not carry half tiles of this. The weight is approximately 3 lbs per tile.


    • 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.



      • 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.
      • *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.




  • To avoid affecting the color of the tile, white thinset such as Bostik PM is strongly recommended for all installations.
  • Apply as much adhesive as can be covered within 10-15 minutes.


3/16" or 1/4" square notch trowel should be used when installing our metal material and ridges should be smoothed down with the flat side of the trowel prior to fixing the tiles in the mortar bed. Tiles larger than 3x3 should be back-buttered with a thin continuous layer of the thin set applied with the flat side of the trowel.

Drying Time
Metal tiles are non-porous: the moisture in the setting materials cannot migrate through the metal and must evaporate slowly through the joints. All setting material, even rapidest mortars need a longer time to cure. Allow thin-set mortar to dry completely for a minimum of 72 hours prior to grouting or otherwise interfering with the fresh installation.

The best way to cut metal tiles is with a diamond wet saw. Cut the tile face up so that any lip that forms is on the back of the tile. Handle the tile carefully, as the cut metal edges can be very sharp. You may find it difficult to cut notches with a wet saw, so a miter saw fitted with a metal-cutting disc is a good tool for cutting notches and other intricate shapes.

Take care to use eye protection and to sweep up the area immediately after cutting, as metal shards can be dangerous.




Non-sanded grout that is latex or polymer modified and compliant with A118.4 should be used for our metal material. If sanded grout must be used for technical or aesthetic reasons (such as with mosaics with larger grout joints), gentle application of grout with a soft rubber float is recommended to minimize the possibility of surface scratching. A mock up or testing installation should be executed to ensure results are acceptable.

Metal cannot flex, expand or contract like some materials. This means that you must leave an expansion joint around the perimeter of the installation to help prevent the tiles from popping off the wall if the house settles or the wall moves. Leave a space of approximately 1/16 inch to 1/8 inch between the tiles and the counter, the cabinet and in corners where two walls of tile meet. Fill these gaps with a latex-based caulk, which can flex with the walls.





. For normal care and maintenance of metal tile, wiping the surface with a damp sponge or clothe with water or a light vinegar solution is sufficient. If stronger cleaning is needed, a nonabrasive, neutral pH cleaner can be used.