The Dal-Tile Terra Antica 18 in. x 18 in. Oro Porcelain Floor Tile is a great addition to a residential or commercial space. The tile features a brown color palette with random variations in tone. It is abrasion resistant and suitable for use in heavy duty commercial floor installations. The skid- and frost resistant tile can be used both indoors and outdoors, and it meets ADA guidelines.
18 square feet per case, 8 pieces per case. Case weight equals 71.82 lb.
Grade 1, first-quality porcelain tile for floor, wall, backsplash and countertop use
18 in. length x 18 in. width x 5/16 in. thick
Glazed smooth finish with a low sheen and a random variation in tone
P.E.I. Rating IV has high resistance to abrasion and is suitable for heavy-duty residential and commercial floor installations such as entrances, commercial kitchens, hotels, exhibition and sales rooms with some dirt conditions
Impervious flooring has water absorption of less than 0.5% for indoor or outdoor use and is frost proof (when proper installation methods are followed)
C.O.F. greater than .60 to .79 is required for commercial applications to meet or exceed ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Guidelines. Skid Resistant. Indoor and outdoor use
Frost resistant for indoor and outdoor applications (when proper installation methods are followed)
Residential and commercial use
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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
As we are choosing tile for a sunroom,we've been to many different tile stores. I've gone back and forth between warm or cooler tones. I stumbled on these on-line but knew that I would of course have to see something first. Maybe you can buy 1-4 as a sample, but here's a warning...that won't be enough to see what this tile with it's wide array of variations will look like plus you have to order a case which is not a problem as you can return it at Home Depot if you don't like it.
It has vast variations running from dark to light. There are about 6-8 different looking tiles. I ordered a case for each color that I was considering with the intent of returning the one I didn't like. The Celeste/Grigio has the appearance of slate/cement that has been worn. It has an old world charm. It is not a shiny tile which was great as it wouldn't have worked in the room. I love the color which, in it's many variations, has an overall greenish/grey tint. Some of the tiles also have a mottled appearance.
I laid down the 15 tiles which came in the case and was able to see that there are very dark tiles and very light tiles. I'm giving the tile a 3 because it will take some additional planning to lay this tile and ensure we have the randomness that was intended. I'm also giving it a 4 as I think the lightest variation is too light. If this floor isn't planned out right it could actually look like a checkerboard. But that said, it is my top pick for a floor and we have considered a wide range of materials including terra cotta tile, travertine, and a variety of other porcelain tiles.
I like that it is not shiny, it feels and looks really nice, it isn't common and the color is a perfect accent to my white walls. The information supplied says it's low maintenance and does not need to be sealed.
As I mentioned, I also ordered a brown variation of the tile (Oro). I liked the warmth, but the variation of color and light and dark was just too out there. There were browns, red browns, tans, and very dark brown. You might not believe they could all come from one case. Note: You really can't decide much based on the pictures you see on line. But if you have time and patience, check out this tile. It is twice as much as we would have liked to spend, but it looks better than the cheaper tiles. You get what you pay for.
Note: I almost went with a cheaper tile but laid out a case in the sunroom. My son and I came in with wet sneakers and almost fell as our feet slipped right out from under us. Make sure to look at the friction rating if it's going somewhere that might be wet. You want a floor that is as non-slip as possible. (although no tile floor is 100% non slip, some are like ice when wet)
I hope this helps someone. I always appreciate these reviews.
High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Easy to Clean, Looks High End
must plan placement prior to installation