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MS International

Model # TBIACTLN1212

Internet # 202508260

Store SO SKU # 574122

White Sparkle 12 in. x 12 in. Polished Granite Floor and Wall Tile (5 sq. ft. / case)

$3.49 /sq. ft.
Covers 5.00 sq. ft.
$17.45 /case
Color/Finish: White and Black
  • Salt & Pepper
  • White and Black

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Product Overview

The MS International 12 in. x 12 in. White Sparkle Granite Floor and Wall Tile is a salt-and-pepper colored natural stone tile with many different applications. You can use the tile on a floor, wall or countertop, and it's suitable for residential and commercial installations, including bathrooms and kitchens. The unglazed tile is polished with a smooth finish, a high sheen and a moderate variation in tone. NOTE: 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.

  • 5 square feet, 5 pieces per case. Case weight is 30 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 slight 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 and is frost proof
  • 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
  • Residential and commercial use
  • Genuine Stone
  • 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 and Schools Certified product
  • Get it installed by The Home Depot

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Specifications

Dimensions

Approximate Tile Size 
12x12 
Product Length (in.) 
12 
Product Thickness (mm) 
10 
Product Width (in.) 
12 
Suggested Grout Line Size 
1/8 

Details

Color Family 
Whites 
Color/Finish 
White and Black 
Commercial / Residential 
Commercial / Residential 
DCOF Rating 
Not Tested 
Exact Dry SCOF Rating 
0.55 
Exact Wet SCOF Rating 
0.5 
Flooring Product Type 
Granite Tile 
Number of Tiles per Case 
5.0 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Style Type 
Traditional 
Tile Features 
Frost Resistant,Radiant/Underfloor Warming Heating 
Tile Finish 
Polished 
Tile Material 
Granite 
Tile Use 
Accent Wall,Backsplash,Bath Wall,Countertop,Exterior Wall,Fireplace Facade,Outdoor,Shower Wall 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
n/a 

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Does this product have similar small pieces such as wall rails and "bull nose" trim etc.?

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June 20, 2012
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January 30, 2016
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Here's a picture of a small piece of demi-bullnose trim made with a variable speed polisher, an edge routing bit, and diamond polishing pads. It just takes some time to learn the process.
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If you want coordinating bullnose for this, you're going to have to make it yourself, with a diamond routing bullnose bit on a variable-speed grinder or polisher, followed by polishing with wet polishing diamond pads in ascending grits. I would not recommend this for a regular DIY project. I'm speaking from experience, as my crew and I am doing it ourselves right now.
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August 10, 2015
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Thank you for your question. The White Sparkle 12 in. x 12 in. Polished Granite Floor and Wall Tile doesn’t have an bullnose. However please find the below suggested link which can be the closest match for the tile.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/MS-International-Carrara-White-3-4-in-x-12-in-Polished-Marble-Pencil-Molding-Wall-Tile-20-pieces-case-SMOT-PENCIL-CAR/205762416?keyword=SMOT-PENCIL-CAR
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March 20, 2014
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I would ask at the store they may be able to get them for you. We used gray and black 4x4 ceramic tile that comes in a bullnose and corner pieces they also had a coordinating 2x6 rail pieces it all came together vey nice. This tile was the inspiration for my new bath.
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April 30, 2013
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I believe a bullnose edge is available. Your local Home Depot will have a showroom board that should list the availability. In my countertop installation, I used a narrow chair rail that looks fabulous.
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June 27, 2012
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Thank you for your question. A trim piece (like a bullnose) for this item is currently unavailable.
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Is this tile slippery when wet? Want to use it in the bathroom.

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I wouldn't use any sort of polished stone tiles for a bathroom, especially for children or elderly people.
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it is very slippery have area rugs by tub and shower . make sure your feet are dry..
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Thank you for your question. In general the 12 in. x 12 in. White Sparkle Granite Floor and Wall Tile is not recommended for bathroom floor....
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Color of tiles in pictures

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For those reviewers who submitted pictures along with your review, did you use the 'White & Black' tile color or the 'Salt & Pepper' color?

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April 28, 2016
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Thank you for your question. White Sparkle 12 in. x 12 in. Polished Granite Floor and Wall Tile features white and black as the primary colors. As it is a natural stone , it inherently lack uniformity and are subject to variation in color, shade, finish, etc.
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There really only is one color, the "salt and pepper." Perversely, you can only buy the "white and black."
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Are the outside edges of the tile finished?

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I need to know if the rise (3/8" side) is a polished, finished edge. Thanks!
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It is possible to polish the edges of these tiles. The easiest way is with a variable-speed polisher/grinder that has a 5/8" - 11 arbor (the most usual size). You will also need a 4" rubber velcro backer, and a set of wet polishing diamond abrasive pads ranging from 400-3000 grit. The manufacturers usually recommend that these pads be used at about 2000 rpm. There are plenty of videos online that will Read More
It is possible to polish the edges of these tiles. The easiest way is with a variable-speed polisher/grinder that has a 5/8" - 11 arbor (the most usual size). You will also need a 4" rubber velcro backer, and a set of wet polishing diamond abrasive pads ranging from 400-3000 grit. The manufacturers usually recommend that these pads be used at about 2000 rpm. There are plenty of videos online that will show you how to carry out basic stone polishing like this. Finish with what's called a "black buff" pad or a 10000 grit pad for a mirror-like shine on the edge that will match the polish on the face of these tile.
You can also polish the edges of this tile with high grades of wet-dry sandpaper used wet, but it will take much longer and your results will not be as consistent. Read Less
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Thank you for your question. In general the outside edges of White Sparkle 12 in. x 12 in Granite Floor and Wall Tile are not polished or finished.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Low variation granite This is a great low-variation granite tile that works very well with homedepot.com's shipping modality. We typically use it to set off white marble. There are two things you really need to know to use this granite tile effectively. The granite changes color when wet, and must be sealed with a good penetrating sealer (511 Impregnator is my favorite and the industry gold standard) after installation in any wet or damp area. Since no additional bullnose or other trim pieces are sold, if you intend to use this granite tile extensively, you will need to be able to make your own trim pieces with a profile wheel/grinder bit and the Archer diamond polishing pads that are sold on homedepot.com. If you know how to work granite, though, it's just great stuff. May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The purchase went well I was attempting to match tile that was purchased previously from another supplier. The match was perfect May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome white granite This tile looks fantastic. Recommend a light gray non sanded grout with this joints. They also sell a matching granite counter top. Make sure you order enough though they only come 5 to a box. July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by this product was easy to install and looks great. Exactly what I ordered and expected. The tiles look like a slab when installed with no gaps. And for less than half of the cost. May 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Nice Product I put this down on my bathroom floor and it looks GREAT! Next project is the kitchen and I will be using it there too. February 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product I have some black & white granite in my kitchen and this was the only place I could find any that would come close to matching it. I added countertops using this tile adding another 5 ft. of counter space and it looks great. Only downside was there was no trim pieces carried for the edge, but I just extended the tile over the edge 3/8" (the thickness of the tile) and put a 1" strip under it making it a square edge 1 3/8 ". I also used Home Depot tile mats to put it down, which is just peel and stick. I also did not use grout lines, so it would look like solid granite more and not "tile". I did weigh down any high spots for a day or so with several tiles or bricks. You will need to use a good wet saw. I put over 3/8 plywood. September 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent choice for bathroom floor Used this tile to replace linoleum in a half-bath. Stellar look for an incredibly low price. Used delorean gray grout and sealer. Two caveats. Even sealed, when water is allowed to stand on the tile for any length of time, the wet granite temporarily darkens some what. After drying, the darker shading returns to normal natural color, but not right away. It may take even a day or 2 for this to occur. Also, natural variations in coloring can make some tiles look like there are small white paint "smudges" on the surface. Therefore, it's a good idea to order an extra box just to make sure all tiles are acceptable. So far, excellent choice for the new floor. September 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by You get what you pay for. This was a beautiful and inexpensive alternative to laminate counterop for me. Unfortunately, the granite tile is extremely porous. Even after sealing it with a liquid sealer, there are spots in it where the granite has absorbed various liquids. This is unfortunately, because it's actual tile and as such, cannot be easily fixed or replaced. I was told this particular granite tile was imported from China. Not sure if that makes a difference, since I've used tile like this before. But while most of it is gorgeous, some of it is not. I will purchase a higher quality tile in the future for an installation like this. April 30, 2013
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