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Boldly be a POP of color in a black & white world. Tropical iridescent glass, formatted in a unique elongated hexagon pattern, provides a fun, vivid way to add a vibrant splash to a wide variety of settings and surroundings within your home. The perfect choice for any backsplash or accent wall project, punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging, while also adding a visual dimension that shifts endlessly with the play of light and shadow.
- Chip Size
- 0.87" x 3.12"
- Sheet Size
- 12" x 10"
- 0.83 sq. ft.
- 7 mm
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Browse 9 questions Browse 9 questions and 28 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar StoreI have always loved stained and beveled glass. We plan to cut the tile into strips and use two rows as our accent tile along with carrera marble in our shower. We also plan to use the tile in our niches. I can't wait to see the finished project.Debi D on Apr 19, 2017I thought this was a gamble when I ordered it. It was amazing, the color exchange and unique shape really is perfect for my backsplash.N A on Jan 27, 2017I have always loved stained and beveled glass. We plan to cut the tile into strips and use two rows as our accent tile along with carrera marble in our shower. We also plan to use the tile in our niches. I can't wait to see the finished project.Debi D on Apr 19, 2017Could this be used in my pool?BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! These would be perfect for a pool.Is this suitable for behind a gas cooktop (i.e. is it heat resistant?)BEST ANSWER: This mosaic would go perfectly behind a cooktop. The heat should not affect the quality or appearance of the tile, and it should look beautifully on your wall.What is the length and width of each of the glass polygons?BEST ANSWER: The tiles are meshed back but the individual size is:
3 5/8" H x 7/8" W, there is 1/16" grout line in the mesh.
PS- It's a gorgeous tile in person!Could I use this as flooring in a low traffic area?BEST ANSWER: Hi- I would not advise using any glass tiles for flooring. This tile is beautiful and I would recommend if for any wall application but I don't think it is strong enough to walk on.Where can I find 1/4" tile pencil border to line this?BEST ANSWER: We do not carry any specific pencil liners for this mosaic, but you are more than welcome to browse our pencil liners and see if you might be able to match one to it. http://tilebar.com/collection/pencils-borders.html. A metal schluter strip might also serve as a trim piece.Can this be used as an entire shower wall?BEST ANSWER: Yes it could just be sure to seal it both prior and after grouting. I just installed it in my shower - looks incredible, tons of compliments!what size is a sheet?BEST ANSWER: 11.75" x 10"I want to make sure this piece is 11.75" long and 10" wide correct? Also, did anyone have trouble actually CUTTING the glass of the tiles?! Ex: cracking or chipping?BEST ANSWER: 12" x 10"
Tile must be installed over a suitable substrate to insure a proper installation. Glass 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. Glass is reflective therefore any inconsistencies in the substrate will result in a poor installation. For pools and fountains we recommend installing a mortar bed according to TCA P601-98. EXPANSION AND CONTROL JOINTS PER TCA EJ171-05 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 glass 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.
- You would need to use Non-Sanded Grout.
- 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.
- Highly recommended to purchase the Glass Installation/Maintenance Kit - http://www.TileBar.com/collection/tiling-supplies/glass-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.