White Marble Look Tile Baranello is a white porcelain floor and wall tile that we exclusively import from Spain. This tile comes with a white background and soft grey veining that mimics Italian Statuary marble in a select grade. It was designed with a stunning 15 different graphics to create a real marble effect.
30×30 Rectified Tile. Available in the polished finish. PEI4
The White Tile That Everybody Loves
Baranello is one of the most successful white marble look designs, and it’s also used on a large scale high-end residential projects. Besides main floors applications, if you wanted to create your dreams’ white marble effect bathrooms, Baranello is just the perfect choice.
Why White Tile With Soft Grey Veining?
Many people shopping for a white marble look tile desire minimum or moderate veining. Bright white background with light grey veining sounds like the perfect tile to them.
From the manufacturer perspective, this is an easy task to achieve. In the end, what we call tile is a porcelain body with high definition graphics on it. Therefore, the manufacturer can remove all undesired grey veining from the graphics and create the perfect tile for shoppers. However, the manufacturer’s goal is to create beautiful designs while keeping a realistic marble effect.
In the marble industry, what determines the quality of white marble is the character of the veining rather than its color or amount. For examples, Italian Arabescato Marble comes with a heavy dark grey veining, and it’s considered superior quality compared to Turkish White Marbles that come with lesser veins in a lighter color. Another example is world famous Carrara Marble that also comes with lots of veining.
A quick read about minimum grout joints and polished tiles
Tiles are always smaller than the floor. Therefore, when installing tiles, a gap between the tiles is inevitable. Grout is the product that covers that gap, and it prevents the water, dust, etc going underneath the tiles. So there won’t be mold and mildew on the floors.
Factory recommended grout joints for all porcelain tiles including Baranello is 5/64″. However, grout joints up to 1/16″ on a mud bed is common and acceptable.
Installation with closer joints is not recommended. Because, such installation causes the grout to pop up, and leaves holes between the tiles. The proper way to minimize the grout is to maximize tile size.
Mud bed levels your floors before installation and prevents lip-page. Moreover, it improves the longevity of the floors.
Every glossy tile is not Polished. Most tiles glossy look come from the glaze. Polished tiles are literally polished with brushes and nano-sealed. These tiles come with a marble-like solid shine, and they are much harder in density than glossy tiles. Polished tiles require a 1/16″ thin blade for cutting.