This is a high-quality, back-painted glass mosaic. Edges are
straight cut, resulting in an elegant, colorful, translucent, contemporary
This glass mosaic tile can be used on residential or
commercial, interior or exterior walls. Common applications include: bathroom
walls and floors, kitchen counter backsplashes, column wraps, furniture fronts,
swimming pool interiors and other decorative surfaces.
Glass will crack if not installed correctly, especially
large-format glass. Refer to the Tile Council of North America
(TCNA) Handbook for installation requirements specific to your application.
- Be sure
that the wall has the proper gauged support studs and that they are braced
- Set the
appropriate grout joints. Wider grout joints must be used with large
format glass tiles. Tiles will crack if the grout joints are not
from putting glass in contact with metal (i.e. faucets, handles, shower
frame). Any glass to metal contact will cause the tiles in contact
with the metal to crack.
- Use the
proper adhesive. Different applications require different adhesives.
Installers should refer to the TCNA Handbook.
of tiles must be fully covered in adhesive (back-buttered) during
installation. Otherwise, tiles will crack.
and plumb the wall prior to installing glass. An unlevel surface will
create tension across the wall, which will cause tiles to crack.
should always refer to the TCNA Handbook.
Use a standard new, sharp blade suitable for cutting glass
tiles, which must be constantly kept wet with water. Cutting the pieces with
the colored surface turned upwards and taping both sides will reduce chipping.
Cutting must not be carried out near the edges of the individual pieces. Smooth
off any sharp edges with sandpaper. Holes can be made with a specific drill bit
for glass with a diameter up to 5/16". Apply water continually while
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT STONE & TILE SIZES:
Product photography and samples are to be used as a general guide. Color as well as percentage, size and shape of markings will vary. Sizes are nominal, not actual. This is a general rule of thumb when selecting natural stone or porcelain tile from any resource.
Typically, the sizes shown are NOMINAL, not ACTUAL. This means that the tile size will vary slightly from material to material.
I.e. If a material is noted as being a 12" x 24" tile, it is typically a tile that is actually 30 cm x 60 cm. The actual size would then be 11.811" x 23.622". An industry rule of thumb is to round to the nearest whole number. To ensure that you have enough material for any project, it is always advisable to order a small overage of 10-15% more than is required.
Samples are to be used as a general guide. Pattern and shade may vary. Sizes are nominal, not actual.
A NOTE ABOUT PORCELAIN TILE AND CERAMIC TILE: