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Arcadia Bonsai Tint Random Brick Glass + Stone Tile
This jaw dropping combination of painted iridescent foil slate, polished glass and aluminum give any room a modern and contemporary ambiance. Add a pop of color to any room with these beautiful tiles that are versatile, unique and great to use for a kitchen backsplash or fireplace. Dare to be different with the Bonsai Tint Random Brick Glass and Slate Tile from our Arcadia Collection.
- Chip Size
- Sheet Size
- 11.75" x 11"
- 0.90 sq. ft.
- Aluminum, Painted Iridescent Foil, Metallic Silver + Bronze
- Metal, Slate, + Glass
- 8 mm
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Browse 10 questions Browse 10 questions and 115 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar StoreI liked the color variation to add as an accent for an otherwise monochromatic color scheme.jeffery C on Feb 20, 2017How big is a sample?BEST ANSWER: I would say around 3" by 6". IT will give you a good idea of what the product looks like. We have it as backsplash in the kitchen and it actually seems to changes colors as the light changes. There is a fluorescence to some of the stone, never seen anything like it. Also, this picture doesn't do it justice, much more than shown here. The guy who installed our was going to get it for his own place.How big is a sheet?BEST ANSWER: 11 3/4 X 11 /1/4 for a sheet. I'd say the sample was 3" X 6". Sent the sample to my Mother who had the same backsplash installed in her kitchen. The picture odes NOT do this tile justice. More blue her punctuated with stainless and glass. It is somehow fluorescent, pieces of it actually glow and it changes colors depending on the light. All of our friends agree that we've outdone them in picking this one out. I still sit in the family room and stare of the kitchen backsplash. Do order a sample.What outlet plates were used with this tile?BEST ANSWER: We didn't use our tiles in a location that had to deal with switchplates. In addition, we used our tiles outside so I am not certain if indoor lighting or wall colors will impact how your tiles will look. All of that being said, I find the tiles to have so many beautiful colors plus the reflectiveness of the glass tiles AND the silvery brushed aluminum that if you considered a glass mirrored-type or a matte or brushed aluminum-looking cover it would absoultely be a beautiful look. (The tiles are GORGEOUS, a bit of a challenge to grout, and completely worth the trouble.)When I first found this beautiful tile, the comment describing installation said "Does not require grout." It is being installed at this moment and I am checking again to see that comment and I find that you recommend the non-sanded gray grout. Does it have to be grouted?BEST ANSWER: I have NOT grouted mine.
I have GROUT to do mine..but I keep from doing it.
I might..but yes definitely unsanded otherwise it would scratch and dull the glass tile. and its beautiful and we don't want to damage it. But I GET HUGE compliments on it..ungrouted...its been in a year or so..I want to use this in my kitchen. What tile is used for trim/edges?BEST ANSWER: I ran it vertically from green granite countertop to dark wood upper cabinets. So, I had no trim. If i needed it, I love copper so would have looked for a copper accent trim, or stainless would work nicely too. What I DO recommendis that you try it horizontally and vertically. My favorite part of this tile is the irredescence and depending on the lighting in your room, it may shine quite differently depending on the direction. It looks a lot like rain running vertically. I love it.Is this tile good for outside? I want to install it in full, all day sunlight. This area also goes from freezing to 110 deg.BEST ANSWER: We live in the high desert region of New Mexico. Temps get above 100 in the summer and below zero at times in the winter (hail, snow, etc.). I used these tiles on a post covered with concrete board at our front door, full sun half the day, and used a fancy grout product from a tile company (not a bigboxstore). The premixed grout might bave been called TilePro (it was a bit tricky to get the hang of but it is en EXCELLENT, rugged product). The tiles/grout have been in the weather for two years and look BEAUTIFUL. Direct sunlight makes the colors more vivid/contrast-y and then as the light changes the colors become more muted and closer to soft pastels. The tiles are amazing.where is this made ?BEST ANSWER: The tile was manufactured in China.Will it damage tile if you use a glitter grout additive??BEST ANSWER: Thay is an unusual idea - I have no experience with that however I will say that regular grout, which in itself has a rough texture, caused NO damage to any of the tiles. If no one else replies with any more specific experience or thoughts I would recommend making the effort to do a test. These tiles are so cool, IF here is any way it can work I am sure you will be so happy with the finished product. Good luck!
(p. s. - I installed my tiles outside, exposed to all weather/direct sun and they are holding up perfectly.)Can I buy 1 sheet of tiles?BEST ANSWER: Yes, absolutely.
Tile must be installed over a suitable substrate to insure a proper installation. Tile should be installed over a clean, sound, and flat surface, free of contaminates including curing compounds. Substrate should be free of cracks. If used in a wet area you must waterproof. See manufacturer’s recommendation on a membrane for crack and water protection that is compatible with the setting material you are using. Expansion joints should be installed at all “changes in plane” in the tile work and where tile abuts restraining surfaces, therefore silicone caulking sealant must be installed in all corner joints in place of grout.INSTALLATION
- To avoid affecting the color of the tile, White modified thin-set such as Bostik Glass Mate is highly is recommended for all installations.
- Apply as much adhesive as can be covered within 10-15 minutes.
- Grout joint should be a minimum of 1/16” and not butt set.
- The trowel size you can use is a 9" Trowel - 1/16" square notch.
- Grout joints should be packed full and free of voids and pits.
- Clean excess grout as the work progresses before it has hardens completely.
- Acids should never be used for cleaning grout haze.
- Use a damp sponge for the final cleaning and to smooth out the grout joints.
- It is recommended to use non-sanded grout.
- It is recommended to use grout release, then grout the tile, then use a sealant to the tile such as our MP90
- Highly recommended to purchase the Glass & Stone Installation/Maintenance Kit - http://www.TileBar.com/collection/tiling-supplies/glass-stone-tile-maintenance-package.html
The recommended cutting method is to use a wet saw with a diamond blade that is specifically for cutting glass. Edges can be sanded smooth after cutting.