Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do they install like regular tile?
Yes they do. They are attached with thinset mortar just as normal tile.

2. Are they waterproof?
Yes, their are no water soluable components in the tile. The edges are sealed and once the grout is complete and sealed they are waterproof.

3. Can they be used on floors?
We do not recommend floor use unless the floor is lightly traveled.

4. Can they be cut like regular tile?
Yes, cutting the tile requires a wet saw.

5. Will the patina change over time?
If the tile is used indoors, out of the sun it should remain stable for decades.

6. Can they be used outdoors?
Yes, for wall applications preferably out of direct sunlight.

7. Will tile sealer damage the tiles?
Test on a small area before using. In our tests we have encountered no problems. The tile itself does not need to be sealed. Just seal the grout surrounding the tile.

8. Will grout scratch tile?
The tile comes with a blue plastic protective covering which is to be removed after grouting.
We recommend a non sanded grout for the area surrounding the tile. Premixed non sanded grouts are also available.

9. Are their variations in batches of same colors
When ordering it is preferable to order all tile you are going to need for the job at the same time.
These are hand made tiles and each batch of copper varies slightly from the next.
If you have left overs you can return them or find another use for the extras.


If you have any further questions please download our Installation PDF document and read before calling.