Karo Black 1X2 Porcelain Mosaic
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- Size 1" x 2"
- Chip Size 1"x2"
- Color Black
- Finish Matte
- Residential Floor and Wall
- Made In USA
- Commercial Floor and Wall
- DCOF >=0.42
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About The Tile: The Karo Black 1” x 2” Honed Porcelain Mosaic captures the soft details and natural striations of sandstone quartzite in a versatile mosaic porcelain that stands out due to its high performance in terms of strength and durability. The honed finish allows installation both for interior and exterior applications, on both floors and walls, including showers, while the multitude of natural variations within the mosaic elevates any space with its sophisticated beauty.
- Realistic Sandstone Quartzite-look porcelain mosaic
- Soft flowing striations and granular details bring this sandstone look to life
- 2” x 2” mosaic allows for versatile installation
- Bolder dark black colorway
- Honed finish allows for installation on floors, walls, fireplaces, bathrooms, shower floors and more
- Interior and Exterior Installation
- Made in USA
About The Collection: Capture the sands of time with the Karo Collection, a porcelain tile series that eloquently expresses the soft details and natural striations of sandstone quartzite. The organic linear visual of these tiles draws inspiration from sandy soil elements enhanced with shiny mineral speckles, while the high performance of this porcelain stands out in terms of its strength and durability. All sizes of this collection, from large format to mosaics, come to life in a polished finish that truly brings out the expression of each detail or in a matte finish that allows this series to find a home on any interior surface such as floors, walls, showers, bathrooms, fireplaces, backsplashes and more to exterior surfaces including pool applications.
11.69 x 11.69
3.9" x 4.4"
Floor and Wall
Floor and Wall
No evidence of damage
>= 400 lbf
Pieces Per Box
Sq Ft Per Box
Backsplash, Bathroom, Indoor, Kitchen, Outdoor, Pool, Shower
Rustic, Craftsman, Cottage, Farmhouse, Industrial, Traditional, Transitional
Backsplash, Floor Tile, Kitchen Floor, Kitchen Wall, Wall Tile, Bathroom Floor, Bathroom Wall, Shower Wall, Shower Floor, Outdoor Floor, Outdoor Wall, Commercial Floor, Pool Tile
Floor and Wall
*These are just guidelines. Please refer to and install our products to the standards set by the TCNA.
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.
- 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.
- 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 seal the grout using a sealant such as MP90
The recommended cutting method is to use a wet saw with a diamond blade. Edges can be sanded smooth after cutting.
Highly recommended to purchase the Unpolished 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 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.
- 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.