Tessellated tiles information…
Tessellated tiles are custom made from tiles of varying size, shape and colour that fit together to produce a geometric repetitive pattern.
Suitable for use in both traditional and contemporary settings, Renditions Tiles can reproduce most original tessellated patterns and borders.
Renditions range of tessellated tiles are made from fine quality, factory sealed, full body unglazed porcelain. It is a high performing material suitable for both private and public flooring, indoor as well as outdoor.
Vitrified Porcelain – Made in Italy
Unglazed vitrified porcelain belonging to B1a group. Manufactured in Italy.
Fired at very high temperatures, with low water absorption levels of less 0.5%, frost resistant, chemical resistant and excellent resistance to breakage and abrasion.
Renditions range of vitrified porcelain is made in Italy and has been sealed in the factory prior to firing as part of the manufacturing process.
No further sealing is required after installation.
Tile thickness – 7mm.
Australian Certification P5 Slip Rating – Contact us for details
Areas of Use
Renditions range of porcelain tessellated tiles are suitable for all internal and external residential application as well as for commercial application.
With a high P5 Slip Rating offering excellent slip resistance, and the added benefit of being sealed in the factory before firing in the kiln, Renditions range of porcelain tiles are an ideal choice for your residential and commercial project.
Suitable for all residential application including indoor and outdoor wet areas – pathways, verandahs, pool surrounds, indoor living areas, kitchens, bathrooms and laundries.
Also suitable for commercial projects including restaurants and cafes, hotels and bars, shops and galleries.
It is important to employ a tiler experienced in tessellated tiling as it involves time and thought setting out the pattern correctly, understanding where to start and finish the repeat of the pattern, and how to turn borders correctly around corners.
Tessellated patterns and borders are supplied as loose pieces (not on sheets). This is done to ensure that the product, once laid, is authentic in appearance and aesthetically pleasing. Joint sizes between tile pieces can vary throughout a floor from 1mm to 3mm. This is to accommodate any size variation from tile to tile and allows the tiler to open and close up the joints to ensure patterns and borders work. Always allow for an infill tile to be placed on the outside edge of the border. After centering the main pattern and border the tiler cuts the infill tile to suit.
Tessellated tiles can be laid in a traditional bed of sand and cement or tile adhesive. Your tiler will advise you of which method will suit your project.
Light to mid range colour grouts are recommended for ease of removal from tile surface on job completion. If using a dark colour grout, ensure your tiler does a test area first. It is important that the tiler removes as much as possible from the face of the tiles during the washing off of the grout.
Tessellated Tiles – Cleaning & Maintenance
Renditions range of vitrified porcelain tiles have been sealed in the factory prior to firing in the kiln therefore no further sealing is required after installation.
To care for our vitrified porcelain tiles we recommend the following steps –
Step 1 Acid wash
Three to five days after the tiles have been laid and grouted, wash with a phosphoric acid cleaner to remove any excess cement, mortar and grout residue from the surface. We do not recommend using hydrochloric acid.
Step 2 Neutralise
Rinse the floor thoroughly with a neutral cleaning solution to remove any residual acid.
Step 3 Cleaning & Maintaining
To maintain your tiles, wash regularly with a neutral cleaning solution. A heavy duty cleaning solution can be used annually if the tiles or grout joints become tired looking.
Cleaning pads, brushes and brooms can be used to scrub the tiles as they will not scratch or damage the tiles.
If your project includes a natural stone product like bullnose slate, we do not recommend using phosphoric acid as part of the cleaning process as it can damage the surface.
Please contact us or your retailer about your project for suitable cleaning products and care instructions. Follow the manufacturer’s application guidelines.