Flat pebble tile panels are fixed size natural stone tiles constructed of small pebble stones which are being manually placed together and glued onto a 12″ x 12″ mesh backing in order to create a totally seamless tile effect. These natural tiles are available in many colors, sizes and shapes.
These natural stone tiles open up countless ideas for numerous interior as well as external remodeling: bathrooms, shower base, kitchen countertops, counter tops, patios, flooring, and wall covering. No doubt that these natural stone tiles are definitely becoming more and more popular these days due to the fact that they open up various designing applications while no special materials, tools or technical skills are required for installation.
Tips for installers
Installing these flat pebble tile panels whether in the inside or the outside requires no special skills or expensive tools. Prior to installation, prepare the following items: scissors, grout, sponge, thinset mortar, trowel, grout float, sealer and paint brush. First you need to take the sealer and brush it over the stone tiles before you begin on tiling, in the second step you need to cover the surface with thinset by using the trowel and apply the stone tiles aside to each other, in the last phase take the grout and fill it in the space between the stones, wait till it completely dries (min. 24hrs), then use a wet sponge to clean the excess grout that covers the surface.
These decorative tiles offer various ideas and important benefits. Let’s examine some of the major advantages: 1) Saves extra expenses on hiring a professional installer 2) Can be used inside as well as in the outside 3) Comes in various colors and shapes that can easily fit almost any surface and room setting.
If you plan on remodeling by using flat pebble tile panels, here are some valuable tips that can help you: 1) When you prepare the grout avoid adding too much water in the initial mix. That additional water can result in weak grout that can flake. 2) If you want to enhance the color of the stones transforming them glossy or matte finish, use natural stone color enhancer right before applying the sealer. 3) Don’t rush! Make a plan; make sure you know how to install the tiles, even make a small trial first just to see that you can handle it with no problem.
Flat pebble tile panels provide endless applications for both the inside as well as the outside 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.