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

Was  $1.99/sq. ft.
$1.79 /sq. ft.
Covers 16.00 sq. ft.
$28.64 /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
  • Check out our helpful guide on how to select tile.

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Spots only when wet?

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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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Can this tile (12" x 24") be set in a herringbone pattern?

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Grayslake, Il
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August 8, 2016
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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August 10, 2016
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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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August 9, 2016
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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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Does anyone know the exact mesh stone tile they are using on the floor in this pic?

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Thank you for your question. Please click on the below link to view the product used http://www.homedepot.com/p/MS-International-Black-White-Pebbles-12-in-x-12-in-x-10-mm-Marble-Mesh-Mounted-Mosaic-Tile-THDW1-SH-PEB/100664291?keyword=100664291
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The beige looks light grey online is that accurate?

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Im looking for a light grey tile, which color would be closest?
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The beige is really beige. it does not look like the same tile online. The grey is what you want.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 220 reviewers.
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 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Does not clean I have family that previously owned a flooring company. They recommended using vinegar and water to clean the tile. We've tried everything from drying the tile after washing, to a steam cleaner and NOTHING gets the "footprints" smudging off the floor. It NEVER looks clean. We wanted something that looked clean and was easy to maintain. So disappointed in this tile. August 17, 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 Good tile for the price Tiled a full bath floor in my house with this tile. Great value and bang for your buck. I purchased 3 cases of tile - didn't notice any color variations as others have mentioned. I did pay mind to the color shade on the side of the boxes when purchasing (all mine were marked shade 52). All my cuts (both rip cuts and cross cuts) did not produce any chip out or problems as a few others mentioned. I used a Rubi score and snap tile cutter also available from Home Depot. Durability test - accidentally dropped a tile from waist height onto my concrete garage floor. TIle did not break. (although I didn't use this tile for fear that it might have gotten an unnoticed hairline crack) Found this to be a pretty good test for the strength of these tiles. Although not rectified, I found the tile size in general to be very consistant. I used 3/16" grout lines and pewter colored grout. Home Depot should consider selling the bull nose for this tile in stores. You can order online but I only needed 4 pieces and only cases are available online. I ended up cutting 2 1/2 wide" pieces and made my own base molding with tapered top grout joint to hide the unfinished edge. All in all, time will tell how they hold up now that they're installed. I haven't noticed any staining or cleaning problems as others have in my high traffic bathroom (3 kids) Really like the look and found nothing to complain about. Highly recommend. March 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sleek Modern Tile Great product and looks very high end! Priced right and fairly easy to install by the above average DIY'er. August 12, 2016
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