FAQs

What makes Cliks tile different from ordinary porcelain tile?

Easier, faster, more-convenient installation — with no grouting required. Cliks tiles click together quickly and easily using our patented Uniclic® system. And because Cliks tiles also have their own built-in grout, there’s no need to mix, measure, apply, clean up or seal grout. It’s the latest innovation in porcelain tile installation.

Also, Cliks tiles can be removed and reused in another location. This makes it perfect for apartments or home rentals.

Installation

How do I install a Cliks floor?

Patented Uniclic technology simplifies installation. Each tile has “tongues” and “grooves” on its edges: just angle the tongue of one tile into the groove of another — the tiles will click together with little effort. A few gentle taps on the tapping block with a rubber mallet will help click and align the tiles. Then, move on to the next tile. It’s really that simple. FAQ Image

Helpful installation hint:

Kneel on the tiles you have already installed to prevent the tiles from moving.

How long does it take to install and enjoy a Cliks floor?

Most people find they can install a Cliks floor in an afternoon. And because Cliks tiles don’t require thinset or grouting, there’s no drying time — you can begin enjoying your new Cliks floor immediately.

Over what types of flooring surfaces can I install a Cliks floor?

Cliks tiles can be installed over any solid, stable, flat and even surface — including concrete, hardwood, ceramic tile, natural stone, vinyl and linoleum. Carpet and laminate-type flooring that is not secured to the subfloor must be removed before Cliks tiles can be installed.

Do I need any hard-to-find tools or equipment to install Cliks tiles?

No. The Cliks installation kit, available for purchase separately, is specifically designed for installing Cliks tiles. The kit includes a tapping block, a pull bar and 40 tile spacers. You’ll also need safety glasses, work gloves, a chalk line, tape measure and rubber mallet. Because most installations require some cutting of tiles, you may also need a diamond-blade wet saw, specifically designed to cut porcelain tile.

How do I install Cliks around a commode or floor vent?

Remove commode or vent, cut and install tile up to and around the flange or vent opening. Then place commode or vent over the tile to cover the edge. If you cannot remove the commode you can cut the tile up to the edge of the commode and use caulking to fill any gaps.

What do I do if I have trouble getting the tiles to snap together?

You may also lay tiles next to each other and tap the tiles together using the tapping block from the installation kit.

How do I transition from carpet to tile?

You may use any traditional transition strip that is sold at Home Depot for use in transitions between tile and carpet or any other flooring surface. Ask a store associate for help.

How do I install Cliks around a door jamb?

There are 2 ways to install around a door jamb:
1. Cut the door jamb and slide the tile under it.
2. Cut the tile to fit the door jamb and then use caulking to fill in any gaps.

If the grout joint lines are an uneven height can I do something to make them less visible?

In the unlikely event the line between the pieces are unacceptably uneven, you may sand the grout with a fine grade sand paper.

Material Type

What kind of tile is Cliks, what is the grout made of and where is it made?

The genuine porcelain tile is manufactured in Muskogee, OK, and it is encased in the polyurethane grout in Dallas, TX.

Are Cliks tiles genuine porcelain?

Yes! Cliks tiles are made of quality, certified porcelain for beautiful style and exceptional durability. Each tile offers the look of natural stone. FAQ Image

What makes Cliks look so much like stone?

Reveal Imaging™ is a state-of-the-art digital printing process that produces realistic color, detail and veining that is unique on every single tile. Each tile offers a look that’s virtually indistinguishable from natural stone.
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What is the PEI and Breaking Strength of Cliks?

The PEI is 4 (light commercial) and the Breaking Strength is above 390 PSI (stronger than traditional porcelain tile).

What kind of drill bit can be used to drill into the Cliks tile?

Use a masonry bit and small amount of water, drilling from the tile side through.

Where To Use

Where can I use Cliks tile?

Cliks tiles can be used for any interior floor, making it a perfect choice for entryways, living areas, kitchens, bathrooms and basements. Do not use Cliks tiles for shower floors. Coordinating mosaics are recommended.

Maintenance

What is the benefit of Microban?

Each Cliks tile is infused with Microban Antimicrobial Technology. Foot traffic, kids, spills and pets can create a breeding ground for bacteria on your flooring. Microban protection works continuously to keep tile surfaces cleaner, longer. Microban® antimicrobial protection makes tile surfaces easier to clean and provides an additional layer of durable, long lasting protection. FAQ Image

After installation, does a Cliks floor require any special care?

No, as with any porcelain tile floor, keep your new Cliks floor clean by sweeping or vacuuming regularly. Wipe up any spills promptly. Mop as necessary using cleaning products recommended for ceramic tile floors. Do not use bleach, or cleaning products containing bleach. Bleach can discolor grout as it will with traditional grout.

In the unlikely even that a discoloration remains on the grout after cleaning, allow grout to dry. Then scrub with a narrow wire brush along the grout line. Discoloration will disappear.

Cost and Ordering

How do I order Cliks?

Go to www.homedepot.com/cliks to order.

Warranty

Does Cliks come with a warranty?

Yes, Cliks comes with a 10-year warranty. For complete details, read our Important Product and Warranty Information.