Model # TABSBLK1212

Internet #202508270

Store SO SKU #573297

MS International Absolute Black 12 in. x 12 in. Polished Granite Floor and Wall Tile (10 sq. ft. / case)

MS International

Absolute Black 12 in. x 12 in. Polished Granite Floor and Wall Tile (10 sq. ft. / case)

  • High-sheen black tone offers a modern upgrade for various rooms
  • Natural stones vary and offer a unique texture for your space
  • Suitable for indoor/outdoor commercial and residential use
Was  $5.99/sq. ft.
$5.09 /sq. ft.
Covers 10.0 sq. ft.
$50.92 /case

Save 15%  through 11/10/2017

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Product Overview

The MS International Absolute Black Granite Floor and Wall Tile exudes classic, ageless beauty with the modern appeal of deep black tones. Suitable for bathroom and kitchen installations in both commercial and residential settings, this durable tile is frost resistant for indoor/outdoor versatility. The unglazed natural stone is polished with a smooth surface, high sheen and moderate variation in tone to create an eye-catching focal point. Note: Please inspect all tiles before installation. Natural stone products inherently lack uniformity and are subject to variation in color, shade, finish, etc. It is recommended to blend tiles from different boxes when installing. Natural stones may be characterized by dry seams and pits that are often filled. The filling can work its way out and it may be necessary to refill these voids as part of a normal maintenance procedure. All natural stone products should be sealed with a penetrating sealer. After installation, vendor disclaims any liabilities.

  • 10 square feet; 10 pieces per case. Case weight is 60 lb.
  • Grade 1, first-quality granite tile for floor, wall and countertop use
  • 12 in. width x 12 in. length x 3/8 in. thick
  • Polished smooth finish with a high sheen and moderate variation in tone
  • P.E.I. rating is not applicable for natural stone
  • Impervious flooring has water absorption of less than 0.5% for indoor or outdoor use
  • C.O.F. greater than 0.50 is recommended for standard residential and commercial applications and is marginally skid resistant
  • Completely frost resistant for indoor or outdoor applications
  • Residential and commercial use
  • Genuine stone creates a stunning, natural look
  • Don't forget your coordinating trim pieces grout backerboard thinset and installation tools
  • All online orders for this item ship via common carrier or parcel ground and may arrive in multiple boxes
  • It is recommended you purchase a minimum of 10% overage to account for design cuts and patterns
  • This is a GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified and GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified product
  • Check out our helpful guide on how to select tile.

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Approximate Tile Size
Product Length (in.)
Product Thickness (mm)
Product Width (in.)
Suggested Grout Line Size


Color Family
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
DCOF Rating
Not Tested
Exact Dry SCOF Rating
Exact Wet SCOF Rating
Flooring Product Type
Granite Tile
Number of Tiles per Case
Style Type
Tile Features
Frost Resistant,Radiant/Underfloor Warming Heating
Tile Finish
Tile Material
Tile Material
Tile Use
Accent Wall,Backsplash,Bath Wall,Bath floor,Bedroom Floor,Countertop,Entry Way,Exterior Wall,Fireplace Facade,Hallway Floor,Kitchen Floor,Living Room Floor,Outdoor,Shower Wall

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

what does "Online Exclusive" mean?

Asked by: Anonymous
Can't buy it in the store it won't be carried. It has to be ordered then shipped to your nearest HD or to your home.
Answered by: Rick
Date published: 2017-01-26

so why is this tile about a dollar more per foot than what appears to be the same tile THPINBIK 1212 ?

Asked by: BobG
Unknown, perhaps the rough cut back.
Answered by: ikearch
Date published: 2015-10-04

can we get a custom length?

Can we get a section of 202508270 that measures 4" X 49"?
Asked by: buyer
No, these are pre-cut tiles. You'll need to buy slab cut for custom dimensions which is much more expensive and they charge per linear foot.
Answered by: ikearch
Date published: 2015-11-07

Is it a true 12x12 tile or is it 11 5/8 for example and what is the width ?

Asked by: nancan03
They are 12" with a 13/32ths width exactly.
Answered by: ikearch
Date published: 2015-10-04
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Customer Reviews

Absolute Black 12 in. x 12 in. Polished Granite Floor and Wall Tile (10 sq. ft. / case) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black granite tile This tile is beautiful! Out of all 240 sq ft of tile we ordered, only one was broken. Our tile guy was very happy with these tiles. He said they were all perfectly square and there were no problems.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful color!! Excellent condition and quality. Easy Installation
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ***MUST READ*** This product is doctored granite. It is garbage! I bought this tile for a counter top installation. After one week of use, there are gray spots all over the place, there are also several rings the granite from glasses sitting out on the countertop. The issue is called "doctored granite" (which i unfortunately learned about after the fact). Cheaper granite imported from India and China include dyes and resins to make the "absolute black" color. These dyes are easily removed with a slightly acidic solution or simple long exposure to water. There is an easy way to test for this. Simply apply a drop of lemon or lime juice on the tile and wait 5 seconds and wipe it off. If the tile has a grey spot where the juice was, you have a doctored tile. This product is absolutely a doctored tile and my entire tiled counter top job looks terrible only a week after installation.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich look even in small bathroom I had the 12x12 absolute black professionally installed on the floor when my bathroom was renovated. It's laid out as a square, not diamond and has non-sanded charcoal grout (also from HD). I used impregnator 511 to seal the grout (also at HD). Bathroom is an irregular 8x5. I was hesitant when it was suggested by my HD designer to get granite flooring (especially black) since I wasn't sure how it would hold up but I did research and checked with others who had granite and I've had it for 5 months now and love it! The bathroom looks rich without being overdone. I thought it would make the bathroom look small but it doesn't. Have walked on it with heals, boots, sneakers, socks & bare feet and the dog walks on the floor also, I have not noticed any scratches. I do have a black bath rug in front of the tub and vanity (but they are removed when I have company).The down side is that black shows everything! The smallest water mark or bit of dirt. Must be vacuumed often. Clean with a damp cloth or mild detergent, I use Granite & Marble countertop cleaner + protector wipes by Dupont - I checked with Dupont, they can be used on the floor.
Date published: 2011-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 12 in. x 12 in. Absolute Black Granite Floor and Wall Tile I am very satisfied with this product. It looks beautiful in my kitchen and I am happy I made the choice and the purchase.
Date published: 2011-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Looking The granite tiles arrived quickly and in perfect condition--no chips or breakage. The granite is completely black with tiny specs that shine. The tiles were easy to cut with a diamond saw and to install since all tiles were of a consistent thickness. Even though the tiles were approximately 4 lbs each, installation overhead was no problem. We used fast-setting thin set.
Date published: 2013-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great looking I had the tile installed in my bathroom both on the floor , and one row above the grey granite backsplash and it looks great.I used the dark grey grout . It looked so good that my contractor witch just finished putting ceramic tile in his bathroom , said he was going to change out his tile and install the granite tile in his bath.
Date published: 2013-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not 1/2" - 13/32" I bought 2 cases for my kitchen countertop to go along with the 18" ones (same brand). The 18's were exactly 1/2" thick while these are significantly smaller at 13/32" wide. Side by side, it's very noticeable so I couldn't combine the 2. Of the 20 tiles I ordered, 5 weren't usable because of chipped face corners. The only difference between these pricier tiles and the ones under $5/sqft are the backs. These have rough cut backs while the cheaper ones are flat.
Date published: 2015-10-04
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