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Fruit Platter 1x1 Glass Tile
Make that backsplash pop, or brighten up your bathroom! One of our most colorful and popular tiles, The Fruit Platter 1x1 will add a veritable rainbow of color to any room in your home.
- Chip Size
- 1" x 1"
- Sheet Size
- 11.75" x 11.75"
- 0.96 Sq. Ft.
- Variety of Vibrant Colors
- 5 mm
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Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 118 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar StoreI love all of the colorsAlisa D on May 3, 2017CAN TILE BE USED FOR THE FLOOR?BEST ANSWER: These are mesh-mounted sheets of somewhat thin, individual glass tiles. I used them for a custom pol and decking, placing 2-tile wide strips into the stairs and the surrounding concrete deck, in addition to the water line of the pool. If they were used for a bathroom or shower floor in my opinion they would be suitable. Please bear in mind that I am not a contractor or expert in any way, so maybe check with an installer/contractor to confirm. I presume with good 3/4" plywood subfloor they would work great. Good luck with your project!Will the pattern of the colors be identical for each 12x12 sheet, or is it fully random?BEST ANSWER: Used mine on a mosaic so didn't pay attention to that. The colors are nice and vibrant. What might help you is to get a sample and check it out next to the sample on the Web site. See if it fits a spot. I always get a sample because a lot of the glass ones are so different depending on how the light hits them and some are opaque while other just have the back side with color. It makes a slight difference. Have fun with this one. I really liked it.I want to install just one row of one inch tiles. Do I have to grout in between?BEST ANSWER: The tile comes on a mesh backing, so cutting into a one tile row is pretty simple. The tiles need to be grouted in between each other if you keep them spaced as they are on the mesh; the grout joint is about 1/8" wide . Keep in mind that the tiles are a bit smaller than 1", more like 15/16" square.The area I want to put this on is 8 x 12 can I just cut these without cutting the tile? Is the back of the tile easily cut with scissors? Also is there another way to install this? Im putting it on a cabinet. ThanksBEST ANSWER: Yes, you can. The tiles are on a mesh backing which is easily cut with a utility knife. The narrow space between tiles is not usually wide enough to allow scissors. If you have to cut individual tiles (I did for an outlet) you can score them with a glass cutter and holding tight to both sides of the tile with pliers, snap them on the line. Be sure to wear gloves and safety glasses, and pad the pliers with tape. Keep in mind that the color of the tiles is all on the back, so you will have a clear edge.
If the cabinet door is painted white, you may also be able to attach them with a clear adhesive like Goop (r)
Good luck with the project.Can the individual tiles be removed easily ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can just cut away the unnecessary tiles. It maybe a little tricky if trying to trim from the middle of a sheet,but still doable.How large is the sample? Will it capture the color pattern?BEST ANSWER: Hi. I have not yet used this tile so I have to try to remember. The sample was about 3 x 3 inches. I don't think there is a pattern..very random. I like it. The colors are not primary but very colorful.
GLASS TILE CHARACTERISTICS
Our material is made of clear and transparent glass. The back of the glass tile is coated with the desired pigment(s) and a white protective coating visible from the back of the tile. The multi-layered protective coating is fired with the tile and ensures that the thin-set mortars will not be visible after installation. The pigments and glass are made from natural minerals and as such the firing process will cause slight variations in shades and size. All material is sorted according to ANSI standard A137 size tolerances and packaging is clearly marked with caliber and shade/tone/dye-lot. Mosaic formats are fiberglass mesh-mounted.
GLASS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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.
Verify all products before installation for any damage or defects such as chipped edges, scratched surfaces. Confirm the caliber and dye-lot shade, all packaging is clearly marked with shade (overall color tone) and caliber (allowable size variation). It is not recommended to mix dye lots or calibers.
Due to the nature of the material and production process it may be possible to “see through” the clear glass on certain angles which can appear as a lighter line along the edges of the glass. This is not a factory defect or deficiency of any kind in the material and should be expected by the end consumer.
*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 glass tiles and mosaics 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 glass tile. We recommend using White modified thin-set such as Bostik Glass Mate is highly , which will allow the true color of the glass to come true. The color of the thin-set will affect the final appearance of the glass color.
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. Tiles larger than 3”x3” should be “back-buttered” with a thin continuous layer of the thin set applied with the flat side of the trowel.
Glass tiles are non-porous: the moisture in the setting materials cannot migrate through the glass and must evaporate slowly through the joints. All setting material, even rapidest mortars need a longer time to cure. Allow thin-set mortar to dry completely for a minimum of 48 hours prior to grouting or otherwise interfering with the fresh installation.
Use a glasscutter (score and snap) with a new diamond wheel for best results when cutting our glass tiles. Wetting the diamond wheel with oil before cutting will produce the smoothest cuts. In some cases it may be possible to use a wet-saw with a new, continuous rim diamond blade specifically designed for cutting glass. 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.
To cut angles without a wet saw or grinder, drill a small hole at the apex of the angle prior to cutting. In most cases, this will allow the use of a score and snap cutter and avoid small cracks that can happen at the angle.
Cut edges and corners will be sharp. Always be sure to smooth the cut edges manually with a diamond hand pad or ceramic dressing stone.
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.
Non-sanded grout that is latex or polymer modified and compliant with A118.4 should be used for our glass material. If sanded grout must be used for technical or aesthetic reasons, gentle application of grout with a soft rubber float is recommended to minimize the possibility of surface scratching. A “mock up” or testing installation should be executed to ensure results are acceptable.
After grouting, wipe of excess surface grout with a slightly damp sponge - do not over wash. After initial wash has been allowed to haze, wipe once with minimal pressure at a 45-degree angel to joints and rinse sponge after wiping once with each side. Any remaining haze can be buffed off with a dry towel or cheesecloth after grout surface has dried sufficiently.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
For normal care and maintenance of glass tile, wiping the surface with a damp sponge or clothe with water or a light vinegar solution is sufficient. If stronger cleaning is needed, a nonabrasive, neutral pH cleaner can be used.
Glass tile may be damaged from impact with hard or heavy objects, which can lead to chipping or breakage causing sharp cutting edges that can lead to injuries. Always replace any damaged glass tiles immediately.