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Cacique Caribe30 Jul 2017 10:37 p.m. PST

I just came across these 12" x 12" square vinyl tiles online (part of a line called Karndean Michelangelo):



This is what 9 of them look like together:


But the BIG question I have is … is the texture embossed or just painted on?


Personal logo martinjpayne Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2017 12:47 a.m. PST

Why don't you just order a 99 sample? They certainly look nice.

Cacique Caribe31 Jul 2017 1:33 a.m. PST

Good idea! I didn't notice that at all.

Sample ordered.


Cacique Caribe31 Jul 2017 2:59 a.m. PST

Hmm. Now I wonder if the samples are full size or just a portion of a tile.

I think I may have found the main website for that vinyl product:


PS This other picture I found looks promising:

Baranovich31 Jul 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

Wow, those looks really great! I'm just terrified at what the price might be…since it's designed to be "luxury" flooring I fear that they're going to be way too expensive to be practical.

That website itself looks like it just displays the choices of patterns. I think you still have to buy them from a local retailer if there's one near you. I didn't see any form of online shopping cart on the site that you linked, but I might have missed it, I'm known to not see things that are obviously right in front of me. :)

I just did a store search, I've got a retailer here in
CT that carries them who's about ten miles away. If you want I can call and get some pricing!

williamb31 Jul 2017 7:43 a.m. PST

Suggested retail is $4.99 USD a square foot. One online site may be less expensive though you have to order 36 tiles. There are several different colors of them too.

Cacique Caribe31 Jul 2017 8:10 a.m. PST


Thanks for the offer. I think the first step is to check the embossing. So let me see what the samples end up looking like.

Or, if you can stop by there and see the product firsthand, maybe you could give us some feedback on the texture?

PS. I'm hoping they could be used for roads, courtyards, town squares, etc, including those around ruins. This other tutorial is what first started me thinking of considering tiles instead of rolled vinyl, specially because of its weight, thickness and paintability:

LORDGHEE31 Jul 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

Find out who sell this in your local area. if a big box store then they might sell it by the piece. If a flooring store they might have a box or two left over and you get it cheap.

badger2231 Jul 2017 5:56 p.m. PST

3.9 miles away, so if I can find the time will check it out. volume may be a problem though.


Cacique Caribe31 Jul 2017 6:56 p.m. PST

If you do happen to go there, please let us know what they look like.

If the detail isn't really embossed, or the embossing is too shallow, then they might not work for me as I plan to paint and stain them to match what I have around some of my existing buildings.


Codsticker31 Jul 2017 8:55 p.m. PST

Umbrian Nero…

It looks 3D to me. I may just found the ground work for my Mordheim table…

Personal logo martinjpayne Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 1:19 p.m. PST

Now, just to find a local retailer in the UK…

Cacique Caribe03 Aug 2017 11:31 a.m. PST


I just got the samples in the mail and, I have to say, the embossing on the tiles is excellent! Deep enough to paint and wash like I was planning to do.

The $.99 USD samples are only 4" squares and not the full size tiles. The flagstones embossed on them are a little bit big for 15mm (some of the flagstones are almost 12mm long, which would be like 4ft long for those figures), so you guys with 28mm or larger figures should get the best results out of them scale-wise.

I'll try to take and post some photos later this evening with a couple of figures on them.


TKindred03 Aug 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

Depending on what you are building, this might be a viable option for you. I've seen his stonework ones and they are quite impressive.


ced110604 Aug 2017 7:43 p.m. PST

Thread on DMScotty's forum for making tiles from floor tiles: link

Cacique Caribe10 Aug 2017 8:54 a.m. PST


Those look great!

By the way, these are some photos I took of the 4"x 4" Karndean Michelangelo vinyl floor tile samples I got.





Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 10:04 a.m. PST

The way those samples look, I would not even bother to paint them! Nice find, Gentlemen! Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

The Bibliophile03 Sep 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

What's the scale of those two miniatures in the photos?

Bowman03 Sep 2017 4:45 p.m. PST

I'd suspect 15/18mm and 28mm. That seems to be a 20mm GW style slotta base.

Cacique Caribe07 Feb 2018 1:24 p.m. PST

Bowman was exactly right! Thanks.

Wow, I guess my head was elsewhere for a month or two before my surgery on Thanksgiving week.

Here are a couple of customer reviews I found:


TMP link

Cacique Caribe10 Jul 2018 2:38 p.m. PST

Here's another embossed tile I found. This time at Walmart online. They'll deliver to the store closest to you for free.



I didn't order it, as it seems like it would work best with figures that are 28mm or larger.

PS. It looks like the exact same product shown in this terrain tutorial:


Cacique Caribe10 Jul 2018 6:39 p.m. PST

Oops. Here's a better photo, I hope.



Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2018 6:04 a.m. PST

Wow! Perfect for city terrain, for medieval type games. Thanks for sharing again. Cheers!

Cacique Caribe13 Jul 2018 9:37 a.m. PST

It's the least I can do to give a little bit back to the gaming community.

You guys already do so much for my mood and creativity. :)


Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2018 10:08 a.m. PST

I use the basic, $0.39 USD/square foot, peel-n-stick tiles for backing on 2D Fat Dragon Games dungeon print tiles. I peel the backing off the cheap tiles, then I apply the printouts of the 2D tiles, smoothing them out with a roller. After that, I cut them to size and shape. It works best if I cover the printed paper side with Clear Contact Paper (used for lining cupboards, it's an adhesive clear vinyl covering), to preserve the printed patterns.


They are easy to bend back into shape, should they warp. Lay them end-to-end, to form your 2D dungeons, as needed. Works great for me. They are heavy, though, so I would not like to transport them far…

Here is a link to my blog page discussing many of my floor tile projects -- scroll down the page for the dungeon tiles. Cheers!

KJdidit17 Jul 2018 6:06 p.m. PST

If you live near a Home Depot store, you can pick up 4" square vinyl tile samples free of charge. While I wouldn't recommend walking out with a 3' stack of them, it might be a good way to gauge how well they work with your chosen miniatures scale, or come in handy to finish a few alleys or tavern floors on the cheap.

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