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Model #FKOLB10

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Lantern 12-1/2 in. x 12-1/2 in. x 5 mm White Porcelain Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile (11 sq. ft. /case)-DISCONTINUED

Product Overview

With its distinctive lantern-shaped tiles, the Merola Tile Lantern 12-1/2 in. x 12-1/2 in. White Porcelain Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile provides a touch of elegant, old-world style for your contemporary or retro indoor or outdoor walls and floors. This mosaic incorporates strong mesh backing material to promote easy installation and is constructed with durable porcelain tiles and features an impervious water absorption rating, a glazed, smooth finish and a uniform appearance in tone.
  • 11 square feet, 10 pieces per case. Case weight is 22 lbs
  • Grade 1, first-quality porcelain tile for floor and wall use
  • 12-1/2 in. long x 12-1/2 in. wide x 8 mm. thick mesh-mounted mosaic. 2.875 in. width x 3.25 in. length brick pieces
  • Glazed smooth finish with a low sheen and a uniform appearance in tone
  • P.E.I. Rating III is suitable for medium-duty residential floors, including kitchens, halls, corridors, balconies, terraces and areas used more often with normal footwear and small amounts of dirt
  • 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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Lantern 12-1/2 in. x 12-1/2 in. x 5 mm White Porcelain Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile (11 sq. ft. /case)-DISCONTINUED
BrandMerola TileMerola TileMerola Tile
NameMarra Lantern Glossy White 9-1/2 in. x 10-3/4 in. x 6 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile (7.27 sq. ft. / case)Metro Lantern Matte White 9-1/2 in. x 10-3/4 in. Porcelain Mosaic Tile (14.53 sq. ft./Case)Lantern 12-1/2 in. x 12-1/2 in. x 5 mm White Porcelain Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile (11 sq. ft. /case)-DISCONTINUED
Approximate Tile Size10x1110x1012x12
Tile MaterialPorcelainPorcelain
Commercial / ResidentialCommercial / ResidentialCommercial / ResidentialResidential
LocationBacksplash,Bathroom,Fireplace,Garage,Kitchen,Pool,ShowerBacksplash,Bathroom,Fireplace,Garage,Kitchen,ShowerBacksplash,Entry Way
Mosaic PatternArabesqueArabesque
Flooring LookStone LookStone Look
Tile FinishGlossyMatteGlossy
Application LocationFloor and WallFloor and Wall
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Approximate Tile Size
Mosaic Sub Unit Length (in.)
3.25 in
Mosaic Sub Unit Width (in.)
2.875 in
Product Length (in.)
Product Thickness (mm)
Product Width (in.)
Suggested Grout Line Size


Break Strength (lb.)
250 lb
White/Glazed Smooth Finish
Commercial / Residential
Exact Dry SCOF Rating
Exact Wet SCOF Rating
Flooring Product Type
Mosaic Tile
Backsplash,Entry Way
Number of Tiles per Case
Tile Features
Chemical Resistant,Frost Resistant
Tile Finish
Tile Format

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Questions & Answers


What size is each arabesque?

Asked by becky February 28, 2014

Hi Becky, Each mosaic piece measures 3.25 in. long x 2.875 in. wide. If you are interested in finding this information for other products, it can be found under the Specifications tab, called Mosaic Sub Unit Width and Length. Hope that helps!

Is there a glossy white version?

Asked by Goosecake November 10, 2013

Good morning! This item you are looking at (Model # FKOLB10) is the glossy white version. Please disregard the other answer. We offer this product in matte white as well. Thanks!

Does anyone who has used this lantern tile have any pics of room they used it in?

Asked by jennymc November 6, 2013

I would not use these tiles for flooring. They're very thin.

What grout color do you recommend for an all white backsplash, and what is the joint size?

Asked by Birdie November 1, 2013

Good morning, If you’re going for an all white backsplash, Custom Building Products’ #381 Bright White should do the trick, and we recommend unsanded grout for this product. This tile has a 1/8” grout line. Hope that helps!

What size trowel should be used to install this tile?

Asked by Powerpuff October 4, 2013

Good morning, For mosaic tile installation, most people would use a 3/16” trowel. However, we recommend contacting the manufacturer of the setting material for more information. Hope that helps!

Cutting Lantern Tiles

Asked by Betsyw August 24, 2013

Hi Betsy, For best results, we recommend a wet tile saw to cut these porcelain mosaic tiles. You'll get cleaner cuts and fewer chips this way. You may find that the snap-cut tile cutter works, but I would suggest testing it out on a few tile pieces before you begin a large project. Hope that helps!

anyone have a white paint they suggest that matches this tile well?

Asked by marcia June 12, 2013

Home Depot and Lowes have bath/kitchen paint in a bright white that matches this tile perfectly.

Would this tile be suitable for a shower surround?

Asked by Tracey October 25, 2012

Yes, it's non porous and rated for water. Beautiful for a bathroom, look on for examples. Also called quatrefoil, arabesque or Moroccan tile.

There is really no trim tile that matches this? If I dont want to do contrast trim, what are my options?

Asked by Jessica September 12, 2012

Shopping big tile stores in your area to find another product that ,at he's. It becomes a matter of taste, and how long you're willing to look to find the perfect match. We never did and went with contrast trim in bronze rope pattern. Looks really beautiful.

Can I order just a sample of this tile?

Asked by SacramentoMom September 6, 2012

you can order a sample through the distbuters page linked below.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 41 reviews
  • 95% recommend this product
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beautiful accent with white subway tiles
We used this as an accent tile inset in shower niches. The rest of the shower is white subway tile and we used with a light grey grout. The result is beautiful, it adds a unique detail to an otherwise neutral/white shower. The tile quality is great and it was relatively easy to install (except where we had to cut very specific pieces for corners, but that's to be expected). I would definitely recommend.
by TravistaDesign
5 people found this helpful
Absolutely STUNNING!!!!
So happy I purchased these tiles for my backsplash! I was updating my 1970s kitchen by painting the cabinets, replacing the countertop, mimicking a farmhouse sink, and then installing a backsplash. These tiles were a perfect way to add some luxury and I get endless compliments on them. We used white grout and ogee wood trim from HD's lumber department instead of tile trim. Just painted it with white cabinet paint and it looks amazing. Highly recommend!
by DesignerWannaBe
9 people found this helpful
Very happy with the result!
This tile is a bit hard to install, because of the lack of a straight edge for aligning cuts and because of the need to carefully check alignment of each tile as you place the sheets. (The tiles are mounted on mesh, but they can twist/shift a bit during installation, so it's important to re-align them as you go.) It cut smoothly and did not chip, especially if the tile was cut with the finished surface facing down. We used marble ogee liners for trim, since there was no matching trim available. Very happy with the overall result.
by PaintAnything
1 person found this helpful
Pretty tile at a better price than tile stores
Loved the arabesque tile in the tile stores but couldn't afford it. This tile is very similar at half the price. I tilted the tile on its side. Because I used platinum grout, it made the tiles go to a soft gray - looked almost hand painted. I love, love, love this color! I ordered a gray bullnose because like most users, I couldn't find a white to match this tile. It did have a quality issue (out of the 7 boxes, 17 sheets were filled with poor tile) - plan accordingly with your estimates. It isn't hard to install but because it has many cuts, it took significantly more time. This is one of my favorite bathrooms in the house - love it!
by annwill
4 people found this helpful
Beautiful product, installation is not as difficult as they say!!
These tiles are just beautiful. I bought two cases for the back splash in my kitchen, about 15 sq. ft., and had a few sheets left over at the end. It still cost less than some of the alternatives that ran $10/sq.ft., and yet gave me more than I needed. Some reviews say this is really difficult to install - it's not true! You can do it yourself! We rented a wet tile saw from the Home Depot and my husband, who had never used one before, had no problem cutting the tiles. We adhered the full sheets and full individual tiles first, then separated individual pieces from the mesh and cut them to put around the edges. The result is beautiful. We haven't done the grout yet, but I think I will go with white or cream so as not to emphasize any slight variations in spacing. Be careful when applying to adjust the tiles after pressing them in to maintain even spacing.
by Kelly
10 people found this helpful
Great Buy!
I love this tile. it was defiantly a little more time consuming to install rather than a normal square or rectangle tile but well worth it. i almost went with subway tile but them found this online and was sold it is a great value and gives your home a splash of simple elegance! only other con would be that there are no really good edge pieces to use for this tile but we were able to use the rope tile from home depot
by McClung2
10 people found this helpful
Elegant yet Simple
I liked this tile for it's shape and color. I wanted a backsplash that didn't compete with my swirly granite but made a statement too. Picking white (my wall cabinets are white also) helped with the noncompeting and picking this elegant shape helped to still give the backsplash character and interest. I love it! My husband nor I installed it but we had a professional do it. He did say it was a little more complicated than he thought it would be because of the shape but he did an excellent job (just think it was more time consuming than he thought). It came packaged VERY safely and none of them were broke.
by Leslie
9 people found this helpful
Completely satisfied!
I absolutely love this tile & the way it turned out as my backsplash!!
by Brit
Love the style of the tile used it in my kitchen,, Only recommend mixing boxes.. the dye lot was different for each box.. did not notice till it was too late and on the wall the next morning. so many shades of white
by Breezer
3 people found this helpful
Beautiful tile
Love the look of this tile. We had it professionally installed so I can not comment on the ease of installation. Overall it looks great. It also shipped extremely fast with a reasonable shipping rate.
by remodel
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