Merola Tile

Model FKOMPR42

Internet #100572934

Store SO SKU #1000525746

Hudson Penny Round Light Blue 12 in. x 12-5/8 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile (10.2 sq. ft. / case)

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Great for showers, backsplashes, bathrooms and light duty floors, the Merola Tile Hudson Penny Round Light Blue 12 in. x 12-5/8 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile is a refreshing splash of tranquility wherever it’s installed. This tile features a uniformly glazed surface with a smooth texture and a soothing sky blue slightly tinged with white for added depth. It is a versatile design and color that accommodates most decor styles. Impervious, frost-resistant and easy to clean, this tile is a perfect choice on its own, coordinated with other colors in our Penny Round series, or cut into strips for accent applications.

  • 10.2 square feet, 10 pieces per case. Case weight is 18 lbs.
  • Grade 1, first-quality porcelain tile for floor and wall use
  • 12 in. width x 12.63 in. length x 5 mm thick mesh-mounted mosaic. 0.8 in. W x 0.8 in. length penny round pieces
  • Glazed smooth finish with a high sheen and a uniform appearance in tone
  • P.E.I. Rating II is suitable for all interior walls and light foot traffic such as powder rooms
  • Impervious flooring has a water absorption of less than 0.5% for indoor and outdoor use and is frost resistant
  • C.O.F. greater than .50 is recommended for standard residential applications and is marginally skid resistant. Indoor use
  • Completely frost resistant for indoor or outdoor applications; use a latex-modified thinset for acceptable bond strength
  • Residential use only
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  • Don’t forget your coordinating trim pieces, grout, backerboard, thinset and installation tools
  • All online orders for this item ship via 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

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Hudson Penny Round Light Blue 12 in. x 12-5/8 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile (10.2 sq. ft. / case)
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Is the vermilio more orange than red?

This question is from Hudson Penny Round Vermilio 12 in. x 12-5/8 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile (10.2 sq. ft. / case)
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September 14, 2016
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Hi Sarah,
The Vermilio is reminiscent of a salmon, showing qualities of both red and orange. Being as color is so subjective, we recommend that you order a sample to see this product prior to placing a large order. We offer samples of this product adhered to 4.5” x 5” sample cards. If you have any further questions, please reach out to our customer service team at (800)-963-7652. Hope this helps!
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September 14, 2016
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This is a reddish orange color.
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Are these tiles screen printed on top of the porcelain?

This question is from Hudson Penny Round Cobalt 12 in. x 12-5/8 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile (10.2 sq. ft. / case)
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The tiles are glazed blue, darker in the center, not printed.
I think there is another blue where they edges are darker.
I used to have a pale green, not sure which manufacturer, and it had a more varied effect. These are consistent in color.
This blue is very shiny and reflects the light, but if you look closely, they have gotten a bit scratched. Not sure if the scratches are from the sanded grout.
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The tiles are glazed blue, darker in the center, not printed.
I think there is another blue where they edges are darker.
I used to have a pale green, not sure which manufacturer, and it had a more varied effect. These are consistent in color.
This blue is very shiny and reflects the light, but if you look closely, they have gotten a bit scratched. Not sure if the scratches are from the sanded grout.
I am happy with these.
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August 15, 2016
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Good Afternoon,
The blue color that you see is the reactive glaze, not a screen printing. The color is poured over the tile then fired to seal it. The reactive glaze means that each individual chip will differ slightly in color, giving it a beautifully unique look. However, the porcelain is not through-body, so it will be the color of the white porcelain if the surface is chipped. This is a common
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Good Afternoon,
The blue color that you see is the reactive glaze, not a screen printing. The color is poured over the tile then fired to seal it. The reactive glaze means that each individual chip will differ slightly in color, giving it a beautifully unique look. However, the porcelain is not through-body, so it will be the color of the white porcelain if the surface is chipped. This is a common misconception that people have about porcelain, being as it is typically not a through-body tile. We do offer samples of this product adhered to 4.5” x 5” sample cards. If you have any further questions or would like instructions for ordering samples, please reach out to our customer service team at (800)-963-7652. Hope this helps!
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Do you use sanded or unsanded grout with these tiles?

This question is from Hudson Penny Round Marine 12 in. x 12-5/8 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile (10.2 sq. ft. / case)
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August 5, 2016
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Good Afternoon,
For this tile, you can decide whether you choose to use sanded or unsanded grout. The 1/8” grout joints on this tile are on the border of requiring sanded or unsanded grout, so it is ultimately a matter of personal preference. This tile’s surface should not be affected by using sanded grout. If you have any further questions, please reach out to our customer service team at
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Good Afternoon,
For this tile, you can decide whether you choose to use sanded or unsanded grout. The 1/8” grout joints on this tile are on the border of requiring sanded or unsanded grout, so it is ultimately a matter of personal preference. This tile’s surface should not be affected by using sanded grout. If you have any further questions, please reach out to our customer service team at (800)-963-7652. Hope this helps!
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would this penny tile be good for a nonslip floor tile in a shower?

This question is from Hudson Penny Round Glossy White 12 in. x 12-5/8 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile (10.2 sq. ft. / case)
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March 28, 2016
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Hi Buddy,
While this tile can be used on a shower floor, it does not classify as a non-slip tile. This tile has a marginal skid resistance, and the grout lines will help provide further slip resistance. We have this same Hudson Penny Round in a Matte White finish http://thd.co/1ogTvZD, or our Metro Penny Matte White http://thd.co/1R1MLdn, which both meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Guidelines
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Hi Buddy,
While this tile can be used on a shower floor, it does not classify as a non-slip tile. This tile has a marginal skid resistance, and the grout lines will help provide further slip resistance. We have this same Hudson Penny Round in a Matte White finish http://thd.co/1ogTvZD, or our Metro Penny Matte White http://thd.co/1R1MLdn, which both meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Guidelines for slip resistance, but do not have an anti-slip surface. Two products in our Ruidera series have an actual anti-slip surface http://thd.co/21P1U3w if that was what you were looking for. If you have any questions, please reach out to our customer service team at (800)-963-7652. Hope this helps!
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 67 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful tile - guest bathroom Purchased this tile for our guest bathroom. The tile came out great. My wife and I live in a 1930's house and we wanted it to have the look of new old and it has a piece of modern in it but still staying true to the traditional look. We matched it with white subway tile as seen in the picture. The product is great and its a great price. Our designer picked this product but her price was $18 a sqf and when googled it home depot came up for half that, it was a no brainer. Still kind of expensive but we had a very small space to cover. Overall we are happy. The only complaint is that when you stand on it bare foot for an extended period it starts to feel like you are standing on rocks. If you put a mat down, it feels fine. September 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tile not really as pictured These tiles are pretty, but you will not necessarily get what you see on your computer screen. I ordered this tile twice - once about 6 months ago to see if I would like it. That first batch came with some very nice color variations very similar to what is pictured. This last shipment is totally different tile - there is absolutely no color variation - it is all a muted grey-blue. If you want to use this tile, order ALL you need at once at there is obviously no quality control on re-creating the same color from one dye lot to the other. I would recommend the tile IF the batch you get is what you are looking for as it is pretty. It's unfortunate for us because I really wanted the varied color in the tile. March 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very happy with Home Depot I had a professional install the tile, but he seemed to install it without any trouble. The product was delivered in a timely way, came well packed and was of good quality. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Tile My first tile project. The end result turned out very well. January 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A Pretty & elegant tile I love the hue of this vintage yellow, the size & depth of the mosaic on my floor. It gives a bright lift to my bathroom, is pretty & elegant- looking. I have had many positive comments on this new bathroom flooring. June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Attractive floor, pretty deep blue color Pretty tile and matched well with Daltile cobalt pencil trim June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful! This is beautiful tile with an artisan feel. Love how it looks in the bathroom! June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Makes a great Backsplash! We are really pleased with these tiles, they complete our kitchen giving it the clean- cut modern style which we wanted to achieve. We had a handyman install them. These tiles represent great value. We chose the marine color but the color we got is various shades of blue with no hint of green as shown in the product photo, however this color worked for us. We would definitely recommend the tiles for any kitchen for quality, appearance and value. July 14, 2015
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