Model # SMOT-ARA-2OCT

Internet #100664321

Store SO SKU #556137

MS International Greecian White Octagon 12 in. x 12 in. x 10 mm Honed Marble Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile
0747583012883

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
$998 /each

Frequently Bought Together

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.

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents.  Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Specifications

Dimensions

Details

Warranty / Certifications

More Products With These Features

Search

Customer Questions & Answers

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
Color choice is usually in the eye of the beholder, but I have to agree that white is the best way to go. I tried a sample board with a light grey and it turned into a terrible, murky, grey-yuk disaster! Maybe to was just highlighting the grey in the tile, or maybe it was bleeding into is .. Seemed like a good idea, but thank goodness I didn't do it for real. White (like Polyblend Snow White) provides a nice crisp lines. I'd also be curious to see how Bright White (brigther) does. If you have doubts buy a couple of small bags and test before you commit - avoid years of regret! You need to seal BEFORE grouting because it helps keep the grout and haze from penetrating the marble. Its easier to seal before installation because working on a floor is much easier when its on a table :). If you seal after installation and before grouting, you have to be careful to not let it drip down the sides and onto the mortar. This can affect the way grout adheres And of course you need to seal the grout once its there, so you might as well do the tiles again. 2 coats are better than one. (Yes, these are very labor intensive tiles!)
Answered by: BrooklynJeff
Date published: 2016-10-27

Why did the white tiles turn a dingy gray?

The white tiles turned a dingy gray after installation. I don't believe the installer sealed the tiles before installation. Were those instructions in the box? Could this be the cause? Is there any fix for this?
Asked by: NoraC
Did you use WHITE thinset, or grey? I used white Flexbond and have not noticed any issues. if you used grey then it might have bled up from the bottom ( I don't think sealing the surface would have helped in that case). What color was the grout? I tested a grey grout and it just seemed to make the whole thing murky grey ( not sure if it was perception or bleeding). I ended up going with white grout too.
Answered by: BrooklynJeff
Date published: 2016-10-27

Would this floor match a marble tile shower and wall decor?

Asked by: mcasses
Thank You for your question. In general the Greecian White Octagon 12 in. x 12 in. Honed Marble Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile is a natural stone. This particular marble is suitable for residential and commercial installations, including kitchens and bathrooms. So this tile would match your requirements.
Answered by: MSISupport
Date published: 2015-09-20

What's the country of origin of these marble tiles? Also, what's the water absorption?

I'm thinking of using these tiles for a bathroom floor but would like more info on the water absorption to make sure they're suitable for a bathroom floor use. Thanks.
Asked by: CGnyc
I am using them in a bathroom and haven't experienced any problems. Make sure you use a sealant after the tile is installed to help with the absorption factor.
Answered by: Toto
Date published: 2015-09-20
  • y_2017, m_5, d_23, h_10CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_24
  • loc_, sid_100664321, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=BEST_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 90ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT

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 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 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 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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome We used 6 sheets of this tile (12 x 12 mesh mounted) above our stove surrounded with greecian white marble pencil and greecian white marble 6 x 6 tiles. It looks amazing and we love it. Grout is bright white unsanded.
Date published: 2013-06-21
  • y_2017, m_5, d_18, h_22
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_26
  • loc_, sid_100664321, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 100ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT