Metal Tile / September 12, 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.
You can prevent this from happening by using a reliable solvent-based sealer. You can spray or brush it on the metal tiles and it will create a barrier to keep moisture from passing through the metal accent tiles for backsplash. However make sure that you cover the whole surface of the tile because even a small area that is left untreated will oxidize. Cleaning the Metal Tile You can clean most metal tiles using dishwashing detergent and warm water. Wash them down using micro fiber cloth making sure you rinse them thoroughly so there will be no smudges. Do not use water and soap on metal accent tiles for backsplash that are made from stainless steel. Instead use a proper cleaner for stainless steel. Apply it using a dry lint-free cloth and make sure that you do it carefully because stainless steel tiles scratch easily.
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.
Many of the shops employees are knowledgeable about the products they carry and what they sell and are glad to help. Does the tile have to be installed by a professional? Just about anyone can install them once they learn a few basic steps to doing the job correctly. If you are one of those of us who likes to do it your self it is defiantly something you will be able to do. There are also many professional out there that would be glad to take on the installation of your metal tiles. The bottom line is that you will have to decide if you want to install your metal ceiling tiles or do you want to hire a professional to do the job for you.