Metal Tile / September 13, 2018 / FifineAsselin.
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.
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.
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.
Whether used as primary centerpieces or as accents these attractive tiles are typically available in versatile two inch squares. Moreover the colors molds and styles include zinc stainless steel patina copper and bronze. Some of the highest quality metal tiles are constructed of what is known as 304 stainless steel which is extremely rust resistant. Conversely 400 series stainless steel although typically less expensive is of a lesser grade and much more prone to rust. This may be of particular importance if you are planning on incorporating these tiles into your kitchen backsplash for example. With so many companies offering metal tile for purchase online comparison shopping may be done from the comfort of your own home.