Tile and Flooring Frequently Asked Questions
Q Do I need to have a metal tile flooring contractor to install
the metal tile or flooring?
A. No, you can use a ceramic tile contractor or wood flooring
contractor to install Carina metal tile and flooring. The installation
procedure is very similar to ceramic and wood in terms of surface
preparation and mounting with the exception of a special cutting blade
which Carina can provide to the contractor.
Q Can Carina Works metal tile and flooring be installed over formica,
ceramic tile or wood?
A. Yes, See Installing Carina
Works Metal Tile and Flooring over Alternative Surfaces
Q. Can I install the metal tile or flooring with or without grouted
A. Carina metal tile and flooring can be installed with or
without grout joints. We recommend using non-sanded grout for gloss
finish or if you prefer using sanded grout you can protect the tile
glaze with blue masking tape during the grouting process and remove
the tape when finished.
Q. Is the Carina metal tile and flooring colder to the touch than
A. Carina glazes each metal tile and flooring product which
acts as an insulator to cold subfloor temperatures.
Q. Does Carina metal flooring dent or scratch easily?
A. No, Carina flooring is solid metal about the thickness of
ceramic tile and is very durable. See
Care and Maintenance for details about scratching.
Q. Are footprints and fingerprints easily apparent on Carina metal
A. No, footprints are not accentuated on Carina matte glaze
for metal flooring planks and tiles. Our matte glaze this characteristic
in common with ceramic matte floor glazes.
Q. Can Carina metal flooring and tiles be used in bathrooms and
kitchens where water will be splashing on the floor and wall?
A. Yes, Carina metal flooring and tiles are commonly used in
these areas because Carina glazes are waterproof. However, they are
not designed to be submerged in water for long periods of time.
Q. What is the thickness of Carina metal tile compared to other
tile, and can it be installed as an accent tile with ceramic, granite
or marble tile?
A. Carina metal tile and flooring is slightly under 1/4"
in thickness and can be floated with thinset or spacers during installation
to bring it level with surrounding surface. See
thickness comparison photos
Q. How do I clean Carina metal tile and flooring?
A. Carina metal tile and flooring is very easy to clean with
any nonabrasive household cleaner.
See Care and Maintenance
Q. Are the Carina metal flooring planks tongue and groove?
A. No, the flooring planks are precision cut and fit well together
in the same way that ceramic tile or marble does.
Q What are the benefits of Carina Works Metal Tile and Flooring?
See Benefits of Carina Works Metal Tile and
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