Northwind Melange 9 x 36
Porcelain Wood Tile Made in Italy
The Northwind Melange 9 x 36 is a wood-looking porcelain tile flooring that comes with a realistic distressed texture and a matte finish that resembles reclaimed wood planks. The Northwind collection comes with rectified edges to allow for minimal grout lines and to provide and even surface look. Every color of this series is available in two different sizes that allows for a random width hardwood look. This collection is designed and manufactured in Italy by Tuscania Gres Porcelanato under the highest quality standards. Tuscania’s porcelain tiles go through extensive testing to guarantee consistency and to prevent most of the problems that are inherent to porcelain tiles of lower quality like excessive bowing, discoloration and breaks.
In terms of durability, this is a great tile. With a PEI Class IV rating, this floor is more than adequate for high traffic areas in residential applications, and is suitable for commercial settings. The manufacturer recommends installing the tiles with at least 1/8th of inch grout line. A smaller grout line (i.e. 1/16th in.) can be achieved with a leveling-spacer installation system such as our LASH system. These tiles can be installed on a variety of layouts, including straight, diagonal and even herringbone pattern. Never install porcelain tiles on a “brick pattern” or 50% offset pattern, doing so will accentuate the “bowing” effect of the porcelain tiles. For more information about this product please Contact Us.
- Each tile is approximately 9 by 36 inches or exactly 22 by 90 centimeters.
- Each box contains 5 tiles for a total coverage of 10.65 sq ft and weighs 48.50 lbs.
- There are 60 boxes and 626.40 square feet per pallet. Each pallet weighs approximately 2950 lbs.
- Rectified edges help minimize grout lines and provide and even surface look.
- These tiles come with a beautifully realistic distressed texture and a modern matte finish.
- The color variation from tile to tile is noticeable (V3).
- Excellent for high traffic areas for residential purposes. Suitable for normal traffic areas in commercial settings.
- This tile is frost resistance that allows for outdoor applications.
- Do not install in brick pattern or 50% offset. Doing so will accentuate the bowing that is inherent to tile manufacturing.
- When installing this floor, a minimal grout line of 1/8 in. is recommended by the manufacturer.
- Doing a 1/16 in. grout line or smaller can cause some unevenness or “lippage” between tiles if not done properly.
- The manufacturer recommends using a multi-purpose polymer-based thin-set. A type-s mortar may be necessary for significantly unleveled sub-floors.