Beach pebble tile products are interlocking panels created of flat pebbles which are commonly being manually arranged together and pasted onto a fixed size mesh backing in order to create a totally seamless natural rock panel effect. These natural tiles are available in many colors, sizes and shapes.
These tiles provide many options for countless internal as well as external finishing and other purposes including: bathroom walls and backsplashes, shower pans, kitchen walls, countertops, patios, flooring and wall coating. These easy do-it-yourself products are becoming more and more popular these days due to the fact that they open numerous designing ideas while no unique skills are needed in order to install them.
The installation process takes no more than few hours (pending the size of the surface you are about to cover), not including drying time.
Here is a quick overview on the installation process: Using these beach pebble tile products whether in the inside or the outside requires no unique skills or expensive tools / materials. All you basically need are the following materials and tools: scissors, grout, sponge, thinset mortar, trowel, grout float, sealer and paint brush.
First you need to take the sealer and brush it over the tiles before you begin with installation itself, in the second step you need to cover the surface with thinset by using the trowel and apply the rock panels aside to each other, in the last step you need to fill the space between the stones by using grout, after it dries use a wet sponge to clean the excess grout off the surface of the pebbles.
There are various benefits for using these tiles to redecorate your home or even in the office. Let’s examine some of the major advantages: 1) Made of natural durable stone that holds for many years ahead. 2) Can be used on surfaces at home that have high traffic and that need a product that looks good and can stand up to a lot of action. 3) Can be easily adjusted to very small / narrow surfaces where other fixed size tiles such as conventional ceramic tiles can’t.
If you plan on redecorating by using beach pebble tile products, here are some valuable tips that can help you:
1) Measure the designated area first, and then add 5%-7% more to your order just as a backup for future use and in case you may need to repair or cut small tile pieces in order to tile small /narrow spaces.
2) Order a small sample of the desired tiles prior to making a complete order – make sure it answers your expectations.
3) Epoxy based grouts are considered stronger that conventional grout, however take in mind that they are less forgiving to the ignorant installer.
Beach pebble tile products provide innumerable ideas for both the inside and external due to the fact that they come in various shades, colors and sizes; they are easy to be used and relatively inexpensive as compared with other alternatives.