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Decorative 12x12 Tile can be on floors or as a one piece Mural or Backsplash
We decorate the Daltile 12x12 glacier white tile
You can use the Daltile 12 in. x 12 in. Glacier white ceramic floor and wall tile on floors in entryways, commercial kitchens, hotels and exhibition rooms.
This ceramic tile is perfectly suited for any frost free indoor or outdoor application, wet or dry.
It has a high resistance to abrasion, so it's a suitable tile for heavy-duty residential and commercial floor installations.
The tile is glazed, and it has a low sheen.
Why use Ceramic Floor Tiles?
Not all surfaces can be exposed to changes in temperature, those that contain plastic will lose their shape and experience dimensional changes which creates rippling across the surface. Ceramics, on the other hand, can withstand extreme heat without problems or causing deformities to its format. High temperatures are intrinsic to the ceramic production process, which is fired at 1,200 degrees.
Residential fires can start in a number of ways, and while most homeowners pay close attention to this catastrophic element, accidents do happen. It is imperative to protect your home with structural and surface materials that are impenetrable to fire. Thanks to its production process and composition, not only are ceramics resistant to heat, but they are also retardant to sparks and flames, and will not catch fire. Additionally, they do not transfer heat further prohibiting the spread of a possible fire, helping to improve the security of your home. In the event of fire they do not release substances that are harmful to people or the environment.
Traditional flooring materials such as hardwood, laminate, vinyl succumb rather quickly to the wear and tear of daily activities. They can be easily cut, dented or nicked, giving them a deteriorated and worn appearance. To solve this aesthetic dilemma, the only solution is to replace the floor. With ceramic tiles, however, this damage does not occur. Ceramic is a strong, durable material, that is unfazed to scratches or signs of wear, outlasting the passage of time and household transitions.
Ceramics are a natural product made from clay that comes from the earth. They do not contain harmful ingredients or harsh chemicals that can compromise a person's health and are impervious to bacteria, limiting the transfer of germs. This quality allows ceramics to become the perfect option for kitchen countertops where the safety of food handling and meal preparation are a top priority and for bathrooms where cleanliness is top of mind.
• Grade is the numerical ranking that reflects tile quality. These tiles are grade 1, highest quality for ceramic tile for floor, wall, and countertop use.
• Actual size 11 5/8 in. length x 11 5/8 in. width x 5/16 in. thick.
• Glazed smooth finish with low sheen and a slight variation in tone.
• Ceramic tiles are made from clay. They are the most commonly used tile material indoors but they can also be used outdoors as well. However, if they are to be used outside they need to have a high PEI wear rating. This is a rating of hardness and durability made by the Porcelain Enamel Institute. The PEI rating can be anywhere from 1 through 5. 1 being the most fragile and likely to chip, and 5 being the most durable and used in commercial projects such as shopping malls. For outdoor use, you should choose a tile with a rating of 4 or 5. These tiles have a PEI rating of 4.
• Water absorption is the weight of water absorbed as a percentage tile's weight. Most glazed tile is fired to give an absorbtion rate of less than or equal to 3%, which places them in a frost-proof category. These tiles have an absorbtion rate of 3. But, DalTile claims these tiles are not frost proof. The 3 rating is at the limit. A higher numerical rating tile would be damaged by the freeze-thaw cycle resulting in cracked tile.
• Coefficient of Friction or C.O.F. value is the tile's natural resistance to slip, measured by the force required to move an object acrss the tile divided by its weight. Standard residential applications recommend a C.O.F. greater than .50. ADA guidelines require C.O.F. of greater than .60. These tiles have a wet C.O.F. rating of .42. Tiles with this lower value are not necessarily restricted to dry areas only, but rather restricted to applications
where they are kept dry when walked upon. In the case of residential bathrooms, the common use of bathmats can raise the value to over .60. Similarly, in entryways, the use of entrance mats can accomplish the same.
• Breaking strength is greater than 250 lbs.
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A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors, and can also assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by modern electronic navigational systems.
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This is a decorative ceramic floor tile for use in the bathroom or kitchen featuring a bear standing near a creek in the mountains.
A small log cabin is nestled in the tall timber across the creek with a light dusting of snow all around.
Also known as Wildlife and Grizzly.
This is a decorative ceramic floor tile for use in the bathroom or kitchen featuring an elk standing near a creek in the mountains.
A small stone cabin is nestled in the timber across the creek.
Imagine living where your only access is that small canoe you can see along the creek.
Also known as Wildlife Antler Horn Bull Elk and Horns.
A decorative ceramic floor tile mural for use in the bathroom or kitchen featuring a full color image of a brown bucking wild horse and rider with a slight cloud of dust under the horse.
All encircled by a rope, then a circle of various brands on a biege marbled background.
Also known as Equine Cowboy Buckaroo Broncobuster Bronco and Steed.
The moose (North America) or Eurasian elk (Europe) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males, other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic ("twig-like") configuration.
This is a decorative ceramic floor tile for use in the bathroom or kitchen featuring a well detailed side view of a moose on a light tan marbled background.
Three small light colored views of the moose are scattered throughout the background as well.
Also known as Wildlife Antler Horn Bull Moose and Horns.
The elk or wapiti is one of the largest species of the deer family in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and eastern Asia. It was long believed to be a subspecies of the European red deer, but evidence from a 2004 study of the mitochondrial DNA indicates that the two are distinct species.
Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Males also engage in ritualized mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling (sparring), and bugling, a loud series of vocalizations which establishes dominance over other males and attracts females.
This is a decorative ceramic floor tile for use in the bathroom or kitchen featuring a well detailed side view of an elk on a light tan marbled background.
Three small light colored views of the elk are scattered throughout the background as well.
Also known as Wildlife Antler Horn Bull Elk and Horns.
The American black bear is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent's smallest and most widely distributed bear species. Black bears are highly dexterous, being capable of opening screw-top jars and manipulating door latches.
They also have great physical strength. Even bear cubs have been known to turn over flat-shaped rocks weighing 310 to 325 pounds by flipping them over with a single foreleg.
This is a decorative ceramic floor tile for use in the bathroom or kitchen featuring a well detailed side view of a bear on a light tan marbled background.
Three small light colored views of the bear are scattered throughout the background as well.
Set of four loose, 6" - square ceramic tiles.
This is a decorative ceramic floor tile for use in the bathroom or kitchen featuring a cozy log home in a true winter setting.
A decorated Christmas tree is in the living room window and three children are outside building a snowman.
The snow is deep and all the leaves have left the trees.
It's a good time to warm your feet near the crackling wood stove.
An arched foot bridge crosses a quiet stream in front of the house.
Notice the two deer across the creek and the birds watching.
This is a decorative ceramic floor tile for use in the bathroom or kitchen shows a large buck standing in a meadow in the cold winter mountains.
The background is light lavender and blue.
Also known as Wildlife Antler Horn and Horns Buck.
A clipper was a very fast sailing ship of the 19th century that had three or more masts and a square rig. They were generally narrow for their length, could carry limited bulk freight, small by later 19th century standards, and had a large total sail area. Clipper ships were mostly constructed in British and American shipyards, though France, the Netherlands and other nations also produced some. Clippers sailed all over the world, primarily on the trade routes between the United Kingdom and its colonies in the east, in trans-Atlantic trade, and the New York-to-San Francisco route round Cape Horn during the California Gold Rush. There are many ways of judging the speed of a ship: by knots, by day's runs, by port-to-port records. Judged by any test, the American clippers were supreme. Donald McKay's Sovereign of the Seas reported the highest speed ever achieved by a sailing ship - 22 knots, made while running her easting down to Australia in 1854.
The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly, while the females have mainly brown-speckled plumage.
A decorative ceramic porcelain wall tile mural for use in the bathroom or kitchen featuring a pond with seven Mallard ducks including a hen and drake.
The pond is bordered with tall yellow grass.
Also known as fowl.
Set of four loose, 6" - square ceramic tiles.
Count the bears. There are a lot more than one.
Talbot is the name given to this rooster in the original 1870 painting by Mr. E. Tudman.
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