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Merola Tile Metro Octagon Matte White with Burgundy Dot 11-1/2 in. x 11-1/2 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile (9.2 sq. ft. / case)

The Merola Tile Metro Octagon Matte White with Burgundy Dot 11-1/2 in. x 11-1/2 in. Porcelain Mosaic Floor and Wall Tile features a smooth, glazed finish to help add style to your space. This beautiful tile has a matte white color with a glossy burgundy dot accent to help coordinate with your decor. Designed for medium-duty residential floors, this porcelain tile is frost resistant for indoor or outdoor applications to suit your needs.
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What size is the "dot"? I need to know, because I am trying to match an existing tile - all white.

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mbc5238
Pawtucket, RI
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July 10, 2015
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MerolaTile Customer Support
July 13, 2015
Good Morning,
This white dot for this product is 7/8 in. x 7/8 in. Please contact our customer service team if you have any other questions at (800) 963-7652. Hope this was helpful!
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What are the wet and dry COF of this tile?

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Kate
Central PA
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April 23, 2015
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MerolaTile Customer Support
April 24, 2015
Good morning,
This tile has a Coefficient of Friction of .8 when dry and a Coefficient of Friction of .6 when wet.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact our Customer Service department at 800-963-7652.
Thanks for your interest in our products! Hope that helps!
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Is this tile a true white or an off white? Also, when do you expect it to be available through Home Depot?

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Sbrown
Coppell, Texas
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April 19, 2015
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MerolaTile Customer Support
April 21, 2015
Good Morning,

The variation of tint between tiles can be very subjective, while one person might call this tile bright white another might call it bone white or off white. The color difference between computer monitors can also change the way a tile looks because of that products such as this can look different in person than they would online. In cases like this, it is of most benefit to you to have the actual tile in hand so that you can truly get a feel for the color and whether or not it is right for you. Your best option would be to order one case from HD.com that way you can get a closer look.

Also feel free to contact our Customer Service department at 800-963-7652 with any other questions you may have concerning our products.

Thanks for your interest in our products! Hope that helps!
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When will it be back in stock?

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Alusru8
Cape Coral, FL
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March 27, 2015
Obviously a very popular tile and Im hoping to be able to use it in our master bath walk-in shower's floor. When will it be available again?
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MerolaTile Customer Support
March 31, 2015
Good afternoon,
We expect this product to be back in stock by approximately April 17th, 2015. Within 24 hours of the product arriving back in our warehouse it should show as available on HomeDepot.com in all locations for online purchase. It is important to note that we cannot guarantee ETA dates as they are subject to change.
You can also feel free to contact our Customer Service department at 800-963-7652 with any other questions you may have concerning our products.
Thanks for your interest in our products!
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What size is the white octagon?

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Dsolberg
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March 9, 2015
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MerolaTile Customer Support
March 11, 2015
Good Morning,
The octagonal tiles featured in our Metro Octagon Matte White with Cobalt measure 2.25 in. x 2.25 in.
Please feel free to contact our Customer Service department at 800-963-7652 with any other questions you may have concerning our products.
Thanks for your interest in our products! Hope that helps!
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Can I get a sample of this tile?

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Leanore
Arroyo Grande, CA
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February 13, 2015
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MerolaTile Customer Support
February 16, 2015
Good afternoon!

For information on how to order samples, please give the Merola Tile team a call at 800-963-7652.

Thanks for your interest in our products!
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When will this tile be available online again?

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ecs528
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January 24, 2015
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MerolaTile Customer Support
January 28, 2015
Good Morning,
We expect this product to be back in stock by approximately January 28th, 2015. Within 24 hours of the product arriving back in our warehouse it should show as available on HomeDepot.com for online purchase. It is important to note that we cannot guarantee ETA dates as they are subject to change.
You can also feel free to contact our Customer Service department at 800-963-7652 with any other questions you may have concerning our products.
Thanks for your interest in our products! Hope that helps!
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What kind of adhesive is recommended for this tile on a small bathroom floor?

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Julius
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July 30, 2014
Also, are there any special installation or floor prep recommendations for this tile? Thanks.
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BBWKS
September 3, 2014
I was told to use thinset mortar (the kind with added polymer). It seemed to work well in my 26 sqft bathroom floor when I installed a few weeks ago.
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JosephHDATL
Atlanta GA
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August 2, 2014
Hi Julius,

I'd recommend a bag of thin-set mortar that would be mixed with water. This is better than any pre-mixed adhesives, since the bagged mortars dry much faster.

Since this is a white tile, use white mortar since grey colors could show up worse if any were leftover.

In terms of prep work, just make sure the existing subfloor is clean, level, and secure before installation of your tiles.

Any vinyl or loose pieces of flooring must first be removed, as the tiles need to be bonded directly to the subfloor.

Joseph
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Grout

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DebbieO
Glen Gardner, NJ
about Metro Octagon Matte White with Burgundy Dot 11-1/2 in. x 11-1/2 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile (9.2 sq. ft. / case) on
May 23, 2014
Any recommendations for grout color with this tile? Using in a bathroom. Thanks!
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DesigningWoman
May 23, 2014
Hello DebbieO and thank you for your question.

Consider using a bright white to enhance the white tiles. If you want a dramatic look, consider using the charcoal. If you enlarge the photo, it appears that a natural gray grout was used to make the geometric tiles “pop.”

Best wishes on your project.
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MerolaTile Customer Support
May 23, 2014
Good morning Debbie,

We suggest using a white color grout, such as #381 Bright White, for this particular tile. White grout can give your installation a more monochromatic look and make all the while look unified and yet it may require sealing and cleaning to keep it look white over time. Conversely, a darker grout will make the mosaic shapes stand out and may be more effective in disguising dirt. However, you can feel free to use the color you feel would best suit your installation.

We’ve added a link below that may help you in your decision, follow it to our Blog and read some of the helpful tips provided by our Communications Specialist – Maggie.

https://merolatile.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/all-about-grout/

Thanks for your interest in our products! Hope that helps!
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When will this product be available online again?

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Rose707
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May 5, 2014
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MerolaTile Customer Support
May 30, 2014
Good morning Rose,

Not sure if you’ve been back to check the stock on this product but it’s back online and ready for purchase!

Thanks for your interest in our products! Enjoy!
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THDCustomerSupport
May 7, 2014
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is scheduled to return to stock in late May with limited inventory. Please continue to check our website for updates. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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This item is listed as out of stock online. Is it still being produced by the manufacturer? I need this product to patch the tilework in my bathroom.

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Centuryhome
Niagara Falls, NY
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May 1, 2014
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MerolaTile Customer Support
May 30, 2014
Good afternoon,

Not sure if you’ve been back to check the stock on this product but it’s back online and ready for purchase!

Thanks for your interest in our products! Enjoy!
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THDCustomerSupport
May 5, 2014
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is scheduled to return to stock in late May with limited inventory. Please continue to check our website for updates. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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Why is this tile $2.57/sq ft. in the store but online cost $6.95/sq. ft.??

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Mark
Chicago, IL
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March 29, 2014
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THDCustomerSupport
Kennesaw, GA
March 31, 2014
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Our online prices are based on a national average set by our corporate office while the store prices are based regionally. Also, stores often times offer steeper discounts on products to make room for new inventory. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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MerolaTile Customer Support
April 3, 2014
Hi Mark,

This tile is not stocked in any Home Depot stores. I believe you may be looking at different brand's product on the shelves.

Hope that helps!
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BBWKS
September 3, 2014
I think you're seeing two different tiles -- a ceramic tile by Daltile is the $2.57 option, the $6.95 is the porcelain tile listed here. The difference in material (and quality?) accounts for the difference in price.
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I need 72 square feet of this tile, how many boxes will i need?

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pilgrim02
Allen, tx
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March 15, 2014
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MerolaTile Customer Support
March 17, 2014
Good morning,

This tile comes 9.2 square feet per case, so for 72 square feet you would need 8 boxes. We recommend purchasing additional quantity for potential cuts and breakage during installation, so you may want to consider buying an extra box. Unopened boxes that have been purchased online are returnable to any local store.

Thanks for your interest in our products!
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Can this tile be used on a shower floor?

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Obee
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March 1, 2014
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MerolaTile Customer Support
March 6, 2014
HI Obee,

This certainly could be used on a shower floor. For best results, install using a latex-modified thinset and seal your grout lines after installation.

Hope that helps!
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Does this pattern come in white with brown diamonds?

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Foot
Los Angeles, CA
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February 12, 2014
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THDCustomerSupport
Kennesaw, GA
February 13, 2014
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Unfortunately, we do not stock this item with brown diamonds. However, we do offer alternative models that may suit your needs. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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MerolaTile Customer Support
February 14, 2014
Good morning,

This tile is currently only available in black and white, green and white, burgundy and white, blue and white, and white on white, but we will take your comments into account.

Thanks for your interest in our products!
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Can a steam cleaner be used on small bathroom floor tiles?

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OkobojiChick
kansas city
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February 1, 2014
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DesigningWoman
February 4, 2014
Hello OkobojiChick and thank you for your question.

Yes, you can use a steam cleaner over the Merola Tile Metro Octagon Matte White and Glossy Black Porcelain Mosaic Floor and Wall Tiles.

Best wishes on your project.
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MerolaTile Customer Support
April 3, 2014
Good afternoon,

A steam cleaner would work just fine on these tiles.

Thanks for your interest in our products!
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Can we buy in just the indiviual sheets?

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mcaravan
newport nh
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December 1, 2013
I need roughly 22sq feet. Can we buy 2 cases and a few sheets separately?
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MerolaTile Customer Support
December 2, 2013
Good morning,

This product is currently only sold as a full case. We recommend buying additional square footage when installing, in case of tricky cuts and future repairs, so you may find that buying 3 full cases works out for you in the long run.

Hope that helps!
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What is the size of each large hexagon?

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jojo
White Plains, NY
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October 16, 2013
I cannot use tiles larger than 2" x 2"
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MerolaTile Customer Support
October 21, 2013
Good morning,

You mentioned hexagons in your question, but the pieces in this tile are octagonal. We do offer 2” hexagonal tiles in a few colors and finishes if that is what you are looking for. If you are in need of octagons, this tile unfortunately has 2.25” dimensions on the white octagons, which sounds too large for your needs.

Please feel free to give us a call at 800-963-7652 if you’d like to discuss design options.

Thanks for your interest in our tiles!
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BBWKS
September 3, 2014
The large octagons are 2 1/8" side-to-side.

The grout lines are about 1/8", and the diamonds/squares are 7/8" side-to-side or about 1 1/4" corner-to-corner.
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1/2 tiles

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Hudson39s
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September 6, 2013
Is it possible to get 1/2 Merola Tile Metro Octagon Matte White and Glossy Black 11-1/2 in. x 11-1/2 in. Porcelain Mosaic Floor and Wall Tiles (9.2 sq.ft./CA)? I don't have a tile cutter and all I need is a run of them cut in half to butt up against a wall. Thanks
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MerolaTile Customer Support
September 13, 2013
Good morning,

As the distributor, we do not make any alterations to the products before they are released to the customer. Your local Home Depot may rent tile cutters or have recommendations on how to rent or buy them for your project.

Hope that helps!
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Hudson39s
September 13, 2013
Good morning,

As the distributor, we do not make any alterations to the products before they are released to the customer. Your local Home Depot may rent tile cutters or have recommendations on how to rent or buy them for your project.

Hope that helps!

No, it doesn't- I wasn't asking "you as the distributor" if you would cut them. I was asking if the manufacturer made 1/2 tiles that could be ordered.
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Is this skid resistant and good for shower floor

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eliz
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July 29, 2013
Merola tile metro octogon with white dot. store sku 467127 and internet # 203310826
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BuddysPal
Whidbey Island, Washington, USA
July 30, 2013
I have purchased enough for our Master Suite shower and flooring just because it IS skid resistant. I previously also purchased and installed another Merola mosaic tile very similar and it is very nice. Its skid resistance when wet in the shower is better than anything else I have used. I highly recommend it. Cleans easily, too.
I had an experience in my garage when cutting a few sheets to fit in the bath and I dropped a tool on a mosaic sheet. Like most porcelain glazed tiles, the surface chipped when a metal object dropped on it. The sub-surface just below the white porcelain glaze is a light gray so a ding might not be attractive. However, this did not happen, thankfully, after it was installed.
This tile is less than 1/4" thick and requires some care when applying to thin-set. I used a narrow groove trowel for spreading the mortar on the WEDI board, as opposed to the wider groove for large tiles, because excessive thin-set can ooze between the tiles making clean-up a messy chore. I did not back-butter the mosaic, but sprayed water on the mesh to aid in adhesion. Also when laying the tiles I found it best to pull a sheet into alignment rather than push. This keeps the layout intact. Good Luck.
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