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MS International Greecian White Octagon 12 in. x 12 in. x 10 mm Honed Marble Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile
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MS International

Greecian White Octagon 12 in. x 12 in. x 10 mm Honed Marble Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile

  • Easy to use in patterned designs or single layouts
  • Random variation in tone creates a distinct, one-of-a-kind look
  • Natural stones vary and offer a unique texture for your space
$9.98 /each

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Product Overview

The Greecian White Octagon Honed Marble Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile from MS International is crafted from natural stone marble that evokes an aesthetic of classical romance. Its smooth, polished surface and soft white tones will upgrade any room of your home in timeless style. With a large selection of sizes and accessories to choose from, Greecian White can easily be laid in a pattern or single layout, and this particular marble is suitable for residential and commercial installations, including kitchens and bathrooms. 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.

  • 1 square foot per piece; each piece sold individually. Piece weight is 5 lb.
  • Grade 1, first-quality natural marble mosaic tile for floor, wall and countertop use
  • 12 in. width x 12 in. length x 3/8 in. thick
  • Honed smooth finish with a medium sheen and random variation in tone
  • P.E.I. rating is not applicable for natural stone
  • Impervious flooring has water absorption of less than 0.5%
  • C.O.F. greater than 0.50 is recommended for standard residential and commercial applications and is marginally skid resistant
  • Not frost resistant
  • 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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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this tile be used for a shower wall?

Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your question. In general 12 In x 12 In. Greecian White Octagon Honed 12 In x 12 In. Sheet can be used in a shower place, however it is recommended that a professional installer/designer be consulted to determine the suitability/maintainability/installation for a particular project.
Answered by: MSISupport
Date published: 2015-09-17

i bought your greecian white/black marble for my backsplash. do you sell a border for the top and bottom so i do not have to cut every piece?

the diamond and octogon would be hard to cut.
Asked by: Anonymous
Thank You for your question. Grecian white Octagon Honed 12x12 sheet is not available in borders but one can cut the meshed sheet as per the requirement. It is recommend for you contact your professional installer for determining the suitability/installation of the item for this particular installation. Following are some items that can be considered provided the project allows for it:
Answered by: MSISupport
Date published: 2015-09-17

Greecian White Octagon 12x12

Can this be used for a shower floor?
Asked by: CG
Thank you for your question. Greecian White Octagon 12 in. x 12 in. x 10 mm Honed Marble Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile is not recommended to be used for a shower floor.
Answered by: MSISupport
Date published: 2015-11-12

Is this tile good for backsplash in kitchen between the cabinets and countertop (behing stove, sink etc)

Asked by: JKP
Thank you for your question. Greecian White Octagon 12 in. x 12 in. x 10 mm Honed Marble Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile can be used for backsplash in kitchen.
Answered by: MSISupport
Date published: 2016-08-18

What size trowel is recommended for spreading thinset for the 12" x 12" octagonal sheets 1/4" x 1/4" squarenotch trowel or 1/8" x 1/8" v notch trowel.

Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your question. Since the tile in the mosaic are approximately 2”x2”, the recommended trowel is a V notch trowel (size 3/16” x 5/32”). It is recommended that a professional installer/designer be consulted for determining the suitability, maintainability and installation of the item for a particular installation.
Answered by: MSISupport
Date published: 2015-09-17

can this be used on floor in bathroom not shower

can this be used on floor in bathroom not shower
Asked by: Mugaboo
Sure - Just remember marble has to be sealed before installation and periodically after that. I'd consider some kind of stain resistant grout ( especially if you go with white, which looks the best) (I know pro's have concerns about marble in the shower, but that's not a problem for you)
Answered by: BrooklynJeff
Date published: 2016-12-06

recommendation for sealer after installation

What kind of sealer or brand sealer is recommended after installation? This will be used as a bathroom floor
Asked by: sammy
Thank you for your question. In general application of a Natural stone penetrating sealer of installer’s choice is recommended for Greecian White Octagon 12 in. x 12 in. x 10 mm Honed Marble Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile after installation.
Answered by: MSISupport
Date published: 2015-09-20

Grout/Sealer Clarification

We are using this tile as a bathroom floor. We were considering using Platinum-colored (pale gray) grout instead of white to minimize the grout appearing dirty over time. Wondering if anyone feels a pale gray grout can stain (?) Also, I see conflicting recommendations regarding sealing. Is it really necessary to seal the tile before installation? Should it be sealed before or after grouting? I would love specifics on the order in which the sealing and grouting should be done and if using a white or pale gray grout has advantages as far as staining, etc.
Asked by: Toni214
Thank you for your question. The recommended grout color is Bright White. Greecian-White-Octagon-12-in-x-12-in-x-10-mm-Honed-Marble-Mesh-Mounted-Mosaic-Tile needs to be sealed before and after installation. Grout will also need to be sealed. Application of Sealers needs to be discussed with the installer and the Sealer company.
Answered by: MSISupport
Date published: 2016-09-30
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Customer Reviews

Greecian White Octagon 12 in. x 12 in. x 10 mm Honed Marble Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Floor looks fantastic--wanted to give our 1946 home a little flair that would complement our home... Floor looks fantastic--wanted to give our 1946 home a little flair that would complement our home & this floor was perfect for it. Because of cuts, the installation was a little tedious, but still worth it!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So I would have given this 5 stars.... it is absolutely gorgeous! ....but just want to mention th... So I would have given this 5 stars.... it is absolutely gorgeous! ....but just want to mention that if you order on-line, order twice what you need so you can pick out the tiles you like. I bought mine in the store and I went through three boxes in order to get the equivalent of one box of tiles that I liked. There is a lot of variation in each (12 x 12) square - that is, variation amongst the little tiles themselves. But I also found to each of these squares themselves (i.e. some are more (overall) grey - i.e. not just individual tiles, but the 'overall look' of one 12 x 12 square can be more 'grey looking' while others have an 'overall look' that is more white. I wanted 'more white', so I had to go through lot of boxes to get the consistency I wanted. Also, in between, there were some tiles (i.e. 12 x 12 squares) that were on the YELLOW side which I definitely did not want. I would recommend buying these tiles in the store so you can pick out what you like.... but again, if you want to order on-line, I would suggest you order a lot of extra (that is, if you're picky like me(!) and then just return what you don't use. I LOVE the tiles I bought, but it took some work to pick the tiles I liked :)
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing tile Had professionally installed. There were some challanges that due to the mosiac but end result is worth it. A bit costly but again great end result
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it, BUT... All in all my project came out looking pretty nice and gives the vintage look I w... Love it, BUT... All in all my project came out looking pretty nice and gives the vintage look I wanted , but 2 concerns. 1) The first is Quality Control leaves something to be desired, so I am deducting 1 star for that. a) the white tiles may not be perfectly centered. It seems that when this is true, the shape is not 100% symetrical. Like it got cut in a crooked position. b) Black ones may also be out of line, and can pop off easily. Sometimes there is not enough glue. You either have to tape them back in place ahead of time, or install separately at a later date. A few came loose during the installation, so I did these separately. c) sometimes there is too much glue on the mesh. At the very least this can cause buildup of thinset (and a small bump). Not sure how it might affect adhesion, because the thinset may not touch the tile directly. d) individual white tiles may be different thicknesses. Fortunately i found the worst offenders ahead of time and replaced those with a spare (taped it in) Be prepared to get some clinkers in the colors. My local HD stocks these so I went through many dozens to find enough I like. (I preferred those without any brownish markings) 2) Installing was a challenge for a newbie DIYer like me - I had no idea these are so very labor intensive! They need to be sealed before grouting. 2 coats is better. The internal spacing is not a standard US size, maybe its metric - but it is more than 1/8", and less than 3/16, maybe its 5/32 (if there were such a spacer). Between this and the variations in the way each piece is layed out on the mesh, getting them perfectly aligned is a challenge. I used the 1/8 Tavys and made sure there was a little wiggle room. Use some kind of ledger board as a starting point. I did a dry fit and then cemeneted in 1 row at a time to keep some kind of coherence. Not very efficient, but I felt it maintained a point of reference. The mesh can contract, so individual tiles can end up closer together if you're sliding them around and don't remember to stretch them out. Pay extra special attention to lipage. I use a 12x12 float (solid marble tile) to press each one down evenly and then a 3x16 wood float to make sure it was in line with its neighbors. Thought I had it perfect , but under extremely close scrutiny there are plenty of little inconsistencies. Most are inconsequential and disappear in the "forest" The only place i had an issue is aound the toilet, which has an elongated foot print. It probably touches over 30 individual tiles, so any one of them out of whack can mean the toilet will have to be shimmed. Use BRIGHT WHITE grout. I first tested a light grey and it was DISMAL. Then I went with Mapei Flexcolor CQ Avalanche (premix, epoxy-like). It is sanded , which called for on a floor with this size grout line. So you should get a softer type float, because there will be some scuffing ( they call this "honed", but the surface is very polished and shiney. And it uses plenty of grout ( i figure its about 6X a regular 12 x 12 tile). buffing out all that grout requires a lot of attention to detail wherever there's any micro-lipages, which tend to happen most around the black ones, especially on the corners If you do this yourself, consider it a labor of love. If you hire a contractor, don't be surprised if he charges more.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Floor! Takes LOTS of Grout! Floor is simply beautiful. The tile is quite thick and there are a lot of places for grout - so be prepared because it takes a LOT! Worth it though....it's beautiful!
Date published: 2013-01-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from marble tile If it seems too good to be true...There were a lot of variations in the color. We decided to use anyway since it's in a tiny powder room but you wouldn't want a large area of it. Very disappointed because the store sample looked perfect.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful tile! LOVE this tile! I used it in a reno of my 1950's tile bathroom floor. Looks great - love that the marble is not stark white or black which looks most natural and shows less wear. Looks very authentic - I think it worth the extra $
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Proceed with Caution 1) I recommend installing this on the diagonal. Makes a huge difference & the impact to the overage is minimal. 2) make sure the the sub floor is level. 3) have it installed by someone who's used to mosaic tile & experienced in natural tile. 4) I recommend sealing the tile before grouting.
Date published: 2015-06-17
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