Metal Tile / August 31, 2018 / FifineAsselin
The tiles must be tight and correctly aligned. The bottom and top course is then marked using a bevel. Two people may now chalk a line along the length of the valley. This gives a much straighter line than individual measurements. Laying the tiles Contrary to other roofing practices pressed steel tiles are best laid from the ridge down. Lay the under lap into the prevailing wind. This will ensure the maximum wind resistance and stop the roof lifting. The first full top course is laid out and fixed at the head of the tile allowing the subsequent row to be slid underneath the bottom. It is important to even out the tiles to make the best use of the cut ends.
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.
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.