Karo Taupe 12x24 Polished Porcelain Tile

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Karo Taupe 12x24 Polished Porcelain Tile

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  • Made in USA
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Key Specs

  • Size 12" x 24"
  • Color Brown
  • Material Porcelain
  • Finish Polished
  • Residential Floor and Wall
  • Made In USA
  • Commercial Floor and Wall
  • DCOF < 0.42
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About The Tile: The Karo Taupe 12” x 24” Polished Porcelain Tile captures the soft details and natural striations of sandstone quartzite in a large-format porcelain that stands out due to its high performance in terms of strength and durability. The polished finish brings out the granular detailing with a luxurious reflectivity that finds a home on wall surfaces, both interior and exterior, while the 20 different tile faces capture the natural variations of this stone while elevating its sophisticated beauty.

 

  • Realistic Sandstone Quartzite-look porcelain tile
  • Soft flowing striations and granular details bring this sandstone look to life
  • 20 faces provide a diverse composition inspired by natural stone
  • Large-Format 12” x 24” tiles for an architectural look with fewer grout joints
  • Versatile medium gray colorway
  • Polished finish articulates granular detailing with a luxurious reflectivity, perfect for non-floor surfaces
  • 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.

  • Size

    11.23 x 23.50

  • Color

    Toupe

  • Material

    Porcelain

  • Finish

    Polished

  • Thickness

    8 mm

  • DCOF

    < 0.42

  • Residential

    Floor and Wall

  • Commercial

    Floor and Wall

  • Made In

    USA

  • Rectified

    Yes

  • Shade Variation

    V2

  • Water Absorption

    <= 0.1%

  • MOHS (Scratch Resistant)

    >= 7

  • PEI Rating

    Class 4

  • Frost Resistant

    No evidence of damage

  • Chemical Resistant

    Class A

  • Breaking Strength

    >= 400 lbf

  • Coverage

    1.97

  • Pieces Per Box

    8

  • Sq Ft Per Box

    15.75

  • Weight

    55.920000

  • Patterns

    Sand texture

  • Look

    Stone Look

  • Location

    Backsplash, Bathroom, Indoor, Kitchen, Outdoor

  • Style

    Rustic, Craftsman, Cottage, Farmhouse, Industrial, Traditional, Transitional

  • Tile Use

    Backsplash, Floor Tile, Kitchen Floor, Kitchen Wall, Wall Tile, Bathroom Wall, Shower Wall, Outdoor Floor, Outdoor Wall, Commercial Floor

  • Tile Faces

    40

*These are just guidelines. Please refer to and install our products to the standards set by the TCNA.

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

  • 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 seal the grout using a sealant 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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