common questions about carrara

what size are carrara tiles?

4"x4"x 3/8” square; straight rectified

5"x 3/8” hex (1 sheet = .9 SF); straight rectified with mesh backing

3"x6”x 3/8” subway; straight rectified with a micro-beveled edge

1"x4”x 3/8” herringbone; straight rectified with mesh backing

4" x 12"x 3/8” plank; straight rectified

6" x 12"x 3/8” oversized subway; straight rectified

3" x 6"x 3/8” beveled subway; straight rectified

3/4"x 3/8” penny round (12"x12" sheet); straight rectified with mesh backing

1"x 3/8” hexagon; straight rectified with mesh backing

12" x 24"x 3/8” large field tile; straight rectified

 

where can i use carrara tile?

Backsplash,Bathroom,Fireplace Exteriors,Floors,Exteriors* (not recommend for areas that regularly experience freezing temps),Kitchen,Shower,Wall 

 

can i use carrara in the shower?

yes, specific waterproofing precautions need to taken such as using a waterproof membrane under the tile and use of a penetrating sealer like miracle 511 porous plus.

 

can i use carrara in the pool?

no

 

What color grout should I use?

clé recommends using Mapei Flexcolor CQ, which is intended for unglazed tiles. 

 

do you offer trim?

we do not offer trim for our carrara tiles

 

how do i clean carrara?

marble is chemically sensitive so only mild pH neutral cleaners should be used. soapless cleaners are preferred because they minimize streaks and film. mild, phosphate-free, biodegradable liquid dishwashing soaps or powders or stone soaps are acceptable if rinsing is thorough.

 

Showers and Baths: Soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use and using liquid as opposed to bar soaps. To remove soap scum, clé recommends the use of Miracle Porcelain & Ceramic Tile Cleaner. 

for information about installing, proceed to our installation guide

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