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 the use of white or light gray grout. for grout type please refer to your natural stone installer. 

 

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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