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Celeste Summery Bloom Glass Tile
This stunning mosaic is created to look like stained glass. With the mixture of clear, and shades of green and blue glass tile will give a luminescent quality to any bathroom, kitchen or pool installation. Add a pop to any room with these beautiful tiles that are versatile.
- Chip Size
- Sheet Size
- 12 3/4" x 12 3/4"
- 1.13 Sq. Ft.
- Iridescent, Clear, Shades of Blue and Green
- Iridescent Polished
- 6 mm
Shaken or Stirred?
Wild Blue Yonder
1-1/2 oz vodka
1/4 oz peach schnapps
1/4 oz blue Curacao
Mix ingredients with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or serve on the rocks.
Browse 10 questions Browse 10 questions and 90 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar StoreBeach themeWilliam D on Nov 9, 2016Does the tile come on a mesh backing?BEST ANSWER: It is attached to a plastic backing which holds all the little glass mosaic tiles in place. They so not have to be set individually. The plastic backing is thin and flexible. It's very easy to use and the results look fantastic!Is this right for a kitchen counter and island?BEST ANSWER: Probably not, but perfect for a backsplash. I see this paired with a beautiful countertop of colored concrete. The backsplash gives you the 'bling' and the countertops are soft, paler versions of the blues and greens, your preference. I like the soft grayish greens.I want to make a small backsplash on the wall behind the bathroom vanity. What would I use and what would match the colors in the summery bloom? Should I surround the tile w/pencil tile?BEST ANSWER: Since the backsplash is not in a kitchen and therefore would need some kind of border (unless it ends under a large mirror) pencil type in a matching solid color would look nice. Why aren't you using the Summer Bloom tiles for the backsplash instead of looking for something that matches it?Is this tile rated for floors or only walls?BEST ANSWER: This is very beautiful GLASS tile. I am not an installer or contractor only the end user. I would not put it on my floors because the first time I dropped something heavy on it I would be afraid it would break. I would also be concerned of how slick it might be when it was wet. I might make a beautiful boarder or separation between other more durable tile, someone more knowledgeable than me would need to be consulted.What adhesive is best for this tile?BEST ANSWER: Karen, I think it was mastic....I got it at Home Depot, it was what they recommended,,,I used it for backsplash in my kitchen...it is beautiful and looks like stained glass,,,I started grouting then steamed the grout out because it was dulling it down,,,Only use a little adhesive...Love this tile.....JanisDid you buy the recommended grout, or use something else?BEST ANSWER: no. we used the same grout for the main tile and this accent tile. The grout lines are so small you cannot tell any difference whatsoever. This accent tile was laid in sheets with no grout lines showing between them. They look fantastic and all of our company comments on how well they work as a backsplash and accent strip in the showerIs there a trick to removing the front facing plastic once the product has dried? We are loosing way to many tiles.BEST ANSWER: I only purchased one tile to see if I liked it. (I do!). I bought a piece of drywall and some pre-mixed tile adhesive. I had the same problem you did removing the plastic film, but only around the edges. I attributed that to having applied less of the adhesive around the edges than the middle. In any case, I intend to tell my contractor to watch out for this when he installs my back splashes.Is this tile "frost proof"? My pool builder says I need a waterline tile that is frost proof.BEST ANSWER: I don't think that the tile is the issue. I think it's the installation that has to be done properly. I've used this tile on my outdoor pool but on a flat section of an area where a water fall runs down it. This is the first winter so I can't tell you for sure if it's been ok yet. Also, this winter in Toronto hasn't been to bad. Sorry I can't be of more help.Is this tile suitable for swimming pool and spa waterline tile applications?BEST ANSWER: Yes it is.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING INSTALLATION for the Celeste Series
The Celeste Series is now produced as a face mounted mosaic. Instead of a mesh mounted sheet you will received a sheet with a plastic film holding the tiles in place. The purpose of this new faced mounted version is because it is ideal for mosaics often installed in submerged areas such as pools, showers, bathtubs etc. The plastic film is to be removed only once the sheet has been installed and the thin set has been given the adequate time to cure. We have tested several types of thinset and recommend the following:
Acceptable Thin-Sets • LATICRETE: 254 Platinum
Movement joints are essential for the success of most tile installations. Install movement provisions according to the “2011 TCA Handbook For Ceramic, Glass and Stone Tile Installation” method EJ171-11. A flexible sealant, recommended for submerged applications, is required between the tile and all restraining abutments (i.e. the decking or coping), at all inside corners and directly over any joints in the concrete tank. In-field movement joints are required every 8’ on center in exterior applications or 20’ on center in interior applications. An architect or design professional should be consulted when specifying the exact number and location of each movement joint. There are a wide variety of flexible sealants available for use in tile installations. Each sealant product will vary in type, application and performance; consult the sealant manufacturer for specific recommendations and imitations.
To initiate the bond coat, use the flat side of a trowel and firmly apply thin-set to the substrate
To establish the proper depth of the setting bed, use a 3/16” x 1/4” v-notch trowel to apply additional thin-set and comb full notches in one direction.
Use the flat side of the trowel to flatten the notches and achieve a smooth, consistent thin-set setting bed.
Apply mosaic sheets to the thin-set setting bed, tape side towards you, with light, even pressure. When joining sheets, be certain to adjust sheets so that grout lines are uniform. Periodically, check thinset for skinning (slight drying). If skinning occurs, remove thin-set and reapply
To achieve the flattest possible surface, lightly tap the sheets using light pressure with a grout float or a wooden beating block and a finish hammer. To unify sheet transitions, tap from one sheet to the next.
After the thinset has cured, peel the face mounting tape from the tile starting from the corner. Use an angled downward movement.