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MS International Metro Charcoal 12 in. x 24 in. Glazed Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile (16 sq. ft. / case)
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Metro Charcoal 12 in. x 24 in. Glazed Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile (16 sq. ft. / case)

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The MS International Metro Charcoal Glazed Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile combines a glazed top and textured finish with a medium sheen and olive/gray variations in tone, resulting in the perfect contemporary look to complement a variety of decorative schemes. Its design is well suited for both indoor and outdoor use and makes an especially stylish touch for modern bathrooms. Featuring an impervious water absorption rating, this frost-resistant tile is constructed from durable porcelain and suitable for installation on walls, floors and countertops, a perfect upgrade for any room.

  • 16 square feet; 8 pieces per case. Case weight is 64 lb.
  • Grade 1, first-quality porcelain tile for floor, wall and countertop use
  • 12 in. width x 24 in. length x 3/8 in. thick
  • Glazed smooth finish with a medium sheen and slight variation in tone
  • P.E.I. rating III is suitable for medium-duty residential and commercial floors including kitchens, corridors, terraces and areas used more often with normal footwear and small amounts of dirt
  • Impervious flooring has water absorption of less than 0.5% for indoor and some outdoor use
  • C.O.F. greater than .50 is recommended for standard residential and commercial applications and is marginally skid resistant
  • Completely frost resistant for indoor or outdoor applications; use a latex-modified thinset for acceptable bond strength
  • Residential and commercial use
  • Learn how to get a Lifetime Warranty by using Custom Building Products from The Home Depot. Visit www.homedepot.com/CBP
  • 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
  • Learn how to install ceramic and porcelain tile here.
  • Check out our helpful guide on how to select tile.

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What color Grout for Beige Metro Glacier 12 in. x 24 in. Glazed Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile ?

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October 11, 2016
I recently put up the Metro Glacier 12 in. x 24 in. BEIGE/TAN tile in my bathroom. I'm confused now as to which grout to use. What do you guys recommend (I know it's preference). My accent pieces are grey. I'm torn between the Pewter and Snow White by Home Depot.
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Thank you for your question. The recommended grout color for Metro-Charcoal-12-in-x-24-in-Glazed-Porcelain-Floor-and-Wall-Tile is Natural Gray.
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Spots only when wet?

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Melbourne, FL
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August 27, 2016
Love the look of this tile but after buying a case noticed a pattern of spots on just about all the tiles only when wet. Just wondering if this is some kind of glue residue from packing or something worse? It doesn't show when dry but am very concerned about the quality if I am seeing this odd pattern? I want to make sure there isn't a bigger problem before buying mass quantities of this tile.
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Thank you for your question. Metro Charcoal 12 in. x 24 in. Glazed Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile is a Grade 1, first-quality porcelain tile. Please find the below link to view the products that can be used to remove the residue on tile.
http://www.homedepot.com/s/residue%2520remover?NCNI-5
Also, please find the document for use and care
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Thank you for your question. Metro Charcoal 12 in. x 24 in. Glazed Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile is a Grade 1, first-quality porcelain tile. Please find the below link to view the products that can be used to remove the residue on tile.
http://www.homedepot.com/s/residue%2520remover?NCNI-5
Also, please find the document for use and care Manual.
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/ed/eda6cee2-5c0c-415d-b60d-760be7b4ed6c.pdf
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Has anyone choose white grout with this tile floor choice? I desire to tile to "pop". How does white grout do on high traffic areas?

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Though I haven't used white grout with this tile (I used charcoal gray grout in a large bathroom install with Metro Gris,) I have used bright white grout with 12x24" brilliant white porcelain tiles in a large, high traffic area.
After letting the grout dry, I applied three separate coats of quality sealer to the grout with a roller applicator being careful to allow each coat time to cure. The grout Read More
Though I haven't used white grout with this tile (I used charcoal gray grout in a large bathroom install with Metro Gris,) I have used bright white grout with 12x24" brilliant white porcelain tiles in a large, high traffic area.
After letting the grout dry, I applied three separate coats of quality sealer to the grout with a roller applicator being careful to allow each coat time to cure. The grout has held up fine and cleans easily. Read Less
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September 29, 2016
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Thank you for your question. The recommended grout color is Natural Gray. Grout is used only to fill the gaps between the tiles
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Can this tile (12" x 24") be set in a herringbone pattern?

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We just picked up 30 cases of this tile and my husband noticed on the box it has a warning to avoid using a 50% offset. The salesperson did not inform us of this, if it is in fact an issue. Thank you...
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Thank you for your question. In general 1/3rd offset pattern is suggested to minimize lip page as per ASTM standards. It is recommended that a professional installer be consulted to check if the herringbone pattern installation result would be satisfactory for this particular installation.
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I use this tile in many projects, and I always set it in offset patterns.
However, you should understand the reason for the warning about a herringbone pattern.
Ceramic tile is made from clay. When it's fired in a kiln, the clay shrinks and warps slightly. This is especially true for large, cheap tiles like these.
Inspect these tiles closely, and you'll notice that they're slightly domed. If you Read More
I use this tile in many projects, and I always set it in offset patterns.
However, you should understand the reason for the warning about a herringbone pattern.
Ceramic tile is made from clay. When it's fired in a kiln, the clay shrinks and warps slightly. This is especially true for large, cheap tiles like these.
Inspect these tiles closely, and you'll notice that they're slightly domed. If you set them in a 50% offset, they'll align in a pattern that makes the curvature especially obvious.
In some applications, this matters. For example, it'd be especially noticeable on a countertop. But on the floor or in a shower, it may not be a concern.
If you're new to setting tile, you should do a trial layout with your tile to see how it looks before you install it with thinset. If the curvature is an issue, consider laying it with a 1/3 offset. I usually do this, and nobody but me ever notices the curvature. Read Less
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It should be laid with a 1/3 offset, but can be laid in different patterns vertically or horizontally, as long as the offset is followed.
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 226 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LOVE IT! My son wanted a "man's" bathroom. Boy did he get it! I actually got the BLACK. I ordered Charcoal originally, and it is almost light blue gray. I swapped it for the black, which is really a good charcoal medium gray. The stripes give it just enough pzazz to keep it from being boring, but its not to busy. Everything but the Tub is trimmed out in black around it - see pictures- and it really makes the tile shine. Its been installed for a month now, easy to clean. You a grout release before you grout though, or you will have so much extra time spent in cleaning that up! You can see in 2 of the pictures it looks lighter with the bright light on it, and darker otherwise. The flash washed it out. October 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Looking Tile The color of this tile matches greys and browns including tans. I used Dolorian Gray as the grout and it turned out pretty amazing. I could have gone darker with the grout as well. This was perfect for my bathroom, even the dog loves it! August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Metro Charcoal tile This is pretty decent product. I only had one tile that was cracked and two tiles with very tiny chips out of 15 boxes. I switched them out at the store without a problem. The tile is smooth to walk on and has a matte finish. The color is tricky to explain though because it depends on the light. In pictures, it either shows up very light or dark and it's hard to get an accurate representation of the color. There are beige tones in it. If you're looking for complete gray and a little darker, go with the Metro Gris. I liked Metro Charcoal because it's a little lighter and more neutral. We initially used a lighter gray grout (Poly Blend Natural Gray) but it was nearly the same color tone, so it just blended in with the tile. The grout dried with uneven colors including white, so we changed grout colors before finishing. We switched to TEC Power Grout in Charcoal gray and that dried with consistent color, and the contrast against the tile looks much better. We have only had it installed a few days but I can see where others are coming from with it showing spots easily although we haven't really had any trouble cleaning it. You would probably run into the same probably with a light tile or a dark one, so it's probably not a problem specific to this tile. I also agree that the tiles are not all uniform in size and thickness, so some areas of the floor might not be completely flat, but I assume this is the case for other tile. I will provide an update in a few months to say how it's holding up. August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Classy Modern Tiles and a great price Perhaps because Southwest Virginia is a mostly rural area it's often hard to find modern home furnishings and building materials among the mostly traditional styles. This is the sort of tile I have ordered and had truck-shipped to my house in the past but Home Depot had them in stock. They look just as good or better up close as they do in the pictures, and perfectly complimented our tastes for a modern bath remodel. They were durable as expected and I was able to cut them with a wet saw and angle grinder with no unexpected breakage. Total for the floor of our small bathroom was under $100 and that's hard to beat for tile. I would definitely these tiles again. September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful tile, color different than appears beautiful tile. Looks great in our kitchen, we originally got the "gray" which is SUPER light in person and returned it for the "black" which is a darker, charcoal color and more what we were looking for. June 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nothing not to like Nothing not to like about this tile except for the cost dropped 2 weeks after i bought it. But oh well even at the old price it was a bargain for the quality of tile. I love the different colors that I can pick up due to the vertical line colors that make up the tile. My contractor was also impressed with the squareness of overall size and ease to lay. He seemed to really like the tile. The photo I'm attaching is obviously unfinished but even without grout it looks great. April 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Home Upgrade Love my new floors! Easy to maintain as well. Replaced tile in entrance, kitchen, nook, two bathrooms, and laundry room. All looks great! March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Looks great! Awesome value! We chose these tile for our first attempt at tiling our small bathroom. (About 30 sq. feet) Both my husband and I loved the look and decided to give it a try. They look great we're easy to install and I feel the price was awesome. The boxes were heavy to lift but we had no trouble with breakage. We only bought two boxes so we did not see any trouble with color variance. We have gotten a lot of compliments on how great they look. People think they look like expensive tile. My husband did the cutting and I did the laying and grouting. We are so pleased with hoe easy they were to work with and how they turned out. If ordering online(we bought ours in store) The color is grey with tan. We used grey grout. December 8, 2015
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