Metal Tile / August 31, 2018 / FifineAsselin
Setting out Setting out the roofing before installation is a major part of any new roof build. With metal tile roofing it is imperative to get the correct gauge right from the start. Unlike concrete tiles that have a certain amount of play in the gauge measurements metal tiles have to be spot on or they will not fit. For this reason it is common practice to use set out pins to ensure accurate fixing of the batons. A measuring stick is used to mark the gauge up the rafter before driving in the set out pins. The batons are then cut in place before being lifted clear to allow the building paper to be laid. It is possible to cut down the setting out time by half by building a separate smaller gauging rod.
They come in various styles molds and colors. This versatility is highly sought after by leading interior designers. Metal wall tiles are excellent accents or primary centerpieces in any environment. However knowing what styles and types to pick can be time intensive. To help us with our designing dilemma Lets look at copper metal tile. As early as 6000 B.C. copper was used for making beautiful jewelry worn by Egyptian pharos and was considered a precious metal. Once the Egyptians learned how to hammer native copper into sheets they made tools for building and ornaments like copper tile to adorn the buildings they made. Copper tiles were chosen for beautifying Egyptians buildings because of the resistant qualities copper has to deep corrosion in that it will not rust.
For copper you have a few choices unless you have sealed the surface. You may allow the metal tiles to age and simply clean them on a regular basis using water and soap. You may also use a copper cleaner if you want your metal accent tiles for backsplash to remain shiny. However patina copper tiles have a clear coat protection so it will not do any good if you use a copper cleaner on them. Instead just stick to water and soap to keep them clean. You have to apply special care on titanium tiles even if they are only titanium-colored. Never use water and soap on them. Instead prepare a solution with equal parts of water and vinegar and then apply it on the tiles using a clean dry cloth to keep them shiny and clean.