Metal Tile / August 31, 2018 / FifineAsselin
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.
Asphalt which is still used on 90% of the homes in the country has an expected life of 15 to 30 years. Metal on the other hand is often guaranteed by warranty to last 50 years or longer! One thing to be careful about is the installation. Your professional contractor should be a specialist in this type of work. They must follow the manufacturers instructions exactly in order for you to benefit from the warranty. There are often stringent criteria for underlayment flashing preparation of the surface and the like that they must abide by to fulfill the requirements. Metal tile roofing is better at resisting the harshness and extremes of the elements than the more often applied asphalt.
Accent tile is usually adorned with some kind of pattern and the type of metal should be carefully chosen so the color will work well with the color scheme of the room. There are many different types of metal to select from including bronze silver and copper. Pewter is a popular material for accent pieces. Using tile for accent can be more cost effective because you do not need to purchase as much of it. Just make sure to always purchase some extra tile just in case it is needed at the time of installation. Another use for tile made from metal is as a focal point or mural. This is especially popular in kitchens but can be done in any room of the home.