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South Seas Pearl 3D Brick Pattern Glass Tile
This captivating South Sea pearl tile in shades of brown is artfully arranged in a 3D brick pattern. The pearl shell glass will add durability and a lasting exquisiteness to your kitchen or fireplace installation. These tiles are mesh mounted and will bring a sleek and contemporary clean design to any room.
It is not recommended to be installed in a pool or anywhere the tile will be submerged in water.
- Chip Size
- 1/4" x 1"
- Sheet Size
- 11 3/4" x 12"
- 0.98 Sq. Ft.
- Shades of Brown
- Pearl Glass
- 5 mm
- Residential Use
- Floor & Wall
- Commercial Use
- Wall only
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Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 17 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar StoreIm a builder, the client picked it.Tanner C on Jan 12, 2017Would this look good next to off-white/beige travertine subway tiles?BEST ANSWER: I think it would. There is a lot of different shades of brown, gold, white, beige in the tile. I put it in my powder room and get all kinds of compliments! I have a malachite (green and gold) countertop.How big are samples?BEST ANSWER: The sample is about 3" x 6" on a cardboard backer. Plenty big enough to determine how it will look.I'm interested to know if these shell tiles could be used outdoors on a post? We don't get lots of rain but it does freeze (to zero several times each winter, sometimes colder). Also, if no grout is used, can the adhesive stuff be tinted so it isn't so awful-white?BEST ANSWER: Yes this tile can be used outdoors. Grout isnt used as the chips are mounted tightly together - you wouldn't need to worry about the adhesive peeking out.
These instructions are meant to be a guide for most installations, under normal conditions. Please follow best practice instructions found in the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) 09300 Handbook for specific installation types.
Due to the natural of the material no two pieces of natural stone are exactly alike. Natural stones are products of nature; therefore, variations in color, pattern, texture, and veining will occur. Verify all products before installation for any damage or defects such as chipped edges, broken pieces. No adjustment will be made after installation.
*Always use appropriate personal protective safety equipment when handling, drilling, cutting or grinding glass tile such as (but not limited to) eye, ear and hand protection.
Before you start tiling, make sure that whatever surface the tiles are being installed to will be strong and structurally sound. Cement board, concrete or drywall is best, as these surfaces can handle the moisture of the tiling process. Plywood should be avoided, since the wood will warp with the added moisture and it will also be less waterproof, even after tiling.
When setting tiles we recommend the use of polymer or latex modified thin set or medium bed mortar compliant with ANSI standard A118.4 and is recommended for use with marble tile.
3/16” or 1/4” square notch trowel should be used when installing our glass material and ridges should be smoothed down with the flat side of the trowel prior to fixing the tiles in the mortar bed.
Use a wet-saw with a new, continuous rim diamond blade specifically designed for cutting marble. Do not use “turbo” or other notched blades designed for use with porcelain or ceramic as the teeth can cause a coarse cut, resulting in a heavily chipped edge.
Cut edges and corners will be sharp. Always be sure to smooth the cut edges manually with 200-grit wet/dry sandpaper.
If possible, drill holes before installing tile. Drilling from both sides can ensure a cleaner finish if the hole will be visible after installation. Using a new diamond coring bit (for large holes) or spade bit (for small holes) with a diamond tip made for glass drilling will give the best results. Lubricating the bit and tile surface with a continuous spray of oil/water mix will prolong the life of bits and provide a better-finished edge. When possible, the use of a jig will ensure precise placement of holes to be drilled.
When drilling holes for anchoring bolts, plumbing or any other dissimilar material always ensure a minimum of 1/8” clearance around the item is provided to avoid cracking due to disparate expansion and contraction rates or stress transfer.
After the stone is installed, and grouted, seal the stone with an appropriate high quality breathable stone sealer, to minimize water absorption, efflorescence, and potential staining. If necessary, a color enhancer may be applied to bring out the true color of the stone at any time after grouting. Follow sealer manufacturer’s installation instructions. Reseal tile when the stone gets darker or as needed.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Mother of Pearl and Pearl Shell tiles must be regularly cleaned and maintained to extend the life and beauty of the tile. The tiles can be cleaned with a neutral mild detergent. Keep surfaces clean from abrasive dirt and do not use abrasive cleaners, powders, scouring pads, steel wool or sandpaper. Do not let soap, bleach or other cleaning solutions set on the surface. Seashells consist primarily of Calcium Carbonate. They will react with acid including vinegar, acidic foods and carbonated beverages.