Metal Tile / September 5, 2018 / FifineAsselin
With the amount of variety available online you can either choose from tiles that have a copper finish or from tiles that are made of pure copper. Tiles that have copper finished are generally available in a mosaic design. The pure copper tiles are made from 99% pure copper and are generally field tiles used to add character to the flooring or wall. These field tiles are available in sizes of 4" x 4" and 6" x 2" and generally have some sort of design or motif embossed on them. The designs can vary from birds animals flowers fruits insects to motifs. The variety is large. Regular copper tiles are also available in a 6" x 6" size. Most of the copper tiles you will find are generally come from Mexico.
These days more and more people are keeping up with the trend of using metal tiles as accent tiles in their backsplash. They are unique attractive and easy to install; in fact anyone with DIY skills can install them. Aside from their charm metal accent tiles are also quite easy to maintain. Like other things in the house you will eventually need to clean metal tiles to keep them looking good as new. You may use different types of maintenance and care for metal accent tiles depending on the type of metal tile you have and the effect that you want. For instance copper may be stained when it is exposed to moisture and air unless you seal it. However there are some people who prefer this type of aging.
Others want their metal backsplash tiles to look as shiny as they did on the day they were installed. For iron metal accent tiles they will rust if you do not care for them regularly. If you want to keep iron pristine you need to seal and clean it. Sealing the Metal Tile There are only two types of metal tile that need to be sealed: copper tiles and iron tiles. Sealing the metal accent tiles for backsplash will help protect the finish of the metal and prevent oxidation that will eventually happen as the surface acts with moisture in the air. As mentioned iron will show rust and in the case of copper it will turn darker and acquire a patina.