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Tile Details and Dimensions

Applications, Weight, and Dimensions

William Morris Tiles, various tiles

From top left: 8 inch ceramic Burne-Jones mermaid, 8 x 6 inch tile from Days of Creation third day angels, 6- and 4- inch light tumbled marble Forest Animal tiles, 6-inch De Morgan School of Fish tile, and 6-inch Red Lustre Owls, 6-inch Charles Rennie Mackintosh Pansy and Wood Violet tile on "high character" marble. There are variations in stone from batch to batch, but I have tried to pick extreme light and extreme dark tiles here. Most are somewhere in between, but I will try to pull blanks based on your preferences.

Decorative Tiles

All the tiles here are decorative tile. What that means: It means, at its essence, that you can't walk, ice skate, or use it for utility. Tiles for those purposes have a different rating, and these aren't that. You can install them in kitchens as a border or backsplash, bathroom showers and baths, as fireplace overmantels or side panels. I have one type of blank that is suitable for a garden, if you live in a temperate climate and install it in a protected area like Morris's Pilgrim's Rest porch. If you live where the weather can be extreme, then relief tiles made for exterior application are safer.

Caring for Your Tile

You can clean them with any non-abrasive cleanser, such as vinegar and water and a soft cloth. Even an abrasive cleanser or rigorous use of a scrubbie will not hurt the color; it is baked in. But abrasive products will make the glaze appear duller, and probably not uniformly. Like polished marble, you're more concerned with the polish than the integrity of the tile.

Ceramic Tile Specifications

Applications: Ceramic tile is suitable for any interior wall, shower, fireplace panel or backsplash. They are non-porous and do not require sealing. In kitchens and showers, you'll want to seal the grout.

4.25 inch ceramic

Size: 4.31 inch tiles (10.9 cm) (including .03 in spacers)

Thickness: 1/4 inch (.635 cm)

Weight: 6 ounces (168 grams) each tile

6 inch ceramic

Size: 6.06 inch square tiles (15.4 cm) (including .03 in spacers)

Thickness: 1/4 inch (.635 cm)

Weight: 11 ounces (326 grams) each tile

6 x 8 inch ceramic

Size: 6.03 x 7.9 inch square tiles ( cm) (no spacers)

Thickness: 1/4 inch (.635 cm)

Weight: 14 ounces (397 grams) each tile

8 x 8 inch ceramic

Size: 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 inch square tiles ( cm) (no spacers)

Thickness: 1/4 inch (.635 cm)

Weight: 20 ounces (567 grams) each tile

Tumbled Marble Tile Specifications

Applications: Like ceramic tile, tumbled marble tiles are suitable for interior walls, showers, fireplaces, and backsplashes. They are porous and do require sealing. I like "Enrich n Seal" in a soft semi-gloss. However, matte and high gloss are also available. If you like the semi-gloss, we can seal them for you, but your installer may have a sealer that he or she particularly likes. Sealing brings out the "character" in the tile so the veining shows more. It also darkens the tile a bit.

Tumbled tiles also clean up nicely with any non-abrasive cleanser, such as vinegar and water and a soft cloth.

4 inch tiles

Size: 4 inch square tiles (10 cm) (no spacers)

Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)

Weight: 8 ounces (227 grams) each tile

6 inch tiles

Size: 5.95 inch square tiles (15.12 cm) (no spacers)

Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)

Weight: 11.5 ounces (326 grams) each tile

Ceramic Tile Spacer Sheets Specifications

Applications: These tiles come on 6-inch sheets. They are uniformly spaced on the mesh. Their applications re the same as the larger ceramic tiles. They also clean up nicely with any non-abrasive cleanser, such as vinegar and water and a soft cloth.

Thirty-six 1-inch matte tiles, on 6 inch sheets

These are the only blanks I have that are suitable for porches and gardens. In temperate climates, these can be installed in a protected area, out of direct sunlight, protected from freezes and thaws. You could do this in Florida, Southern California, or Texas. This year, in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, they would have been fine. However, we get an ice storm every few years and they would not stand up to that.

These are matte tiles. They can be sealed with a glossy sealer, for a more traditional ceramic tile appearance.

Size: 1 x 1 inch square tiles

Thickness: 1/4 inch (.635 cm)

Weight: 9 ounces ( grams) each tile

Nine 2-inch tiles, on 6 inch sheets

Size: 2 x 2 inch square tiles

Thickness: 1/4 inch (.635 cm)

Weight: 11 ounces ( grams) each tile

Four 3-inch tiles, on 6 inch sheets

Size: 3 x 3 inch square tiles

Thickness: 1/4 inch (.635 cm)

Weight: 9.76 ounces (276) each tile

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