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Matchstix Twilight Glass Tile
A true match made in heaven. This stunning mini-brick patterned glass mosaic is the epitome of glass craftsmanship and, with it's vivid color palette, will inject a luminescent quality into any bathroom, kitchen or pool installation. Be daring; activate your space and upgrade your ambiance with our ever-popular Matchstix Collection today.
- Chip Size
- ¼” x 2”
- Sheet Size
- 12” x 13 ¼”
- 1.1 Sq. Ft.
- Shades of Red + Orange + Iridescent
- 3 mm
Shaken or Stirred?
Sip aged cognacs neat, with perhaps a drop or two of water. Younger cognacs are perfect for mixing and are the base of many classic cocktails, including the Sidecar, the Between the Sheets and even the original Mint Julep. The spirit may also be simply added to a flute of Champagne or a glass of ginger ale, or enjoyed with a splash of soda water.
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 26 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar StoreThe beautiful colors!!!Kimberly N on Aug 1, 2016I want this to go in the middle of wall for accent. I am concerned that it will look funny if the edge is straight and not tumbled. There will not be any border around tile what do you think?BEST ANSWER: I would not use it without a border. I have it on the front of our bar with a painted wood trim border and it looks great - lots of compliments. I used some of the left over tile as an accent on the wall behind the bar and there is no border. The accent area is too stark and I am considering redoing that portion. The tile is beautiful and you can place it vertically or horizontal but it does need a border.I have a sample of Matchstix twilight and love the colors. I'm used to seeing mosaic tiles flush with each other, however, but these have spaces that show the "netting" underneath. Doesn't that allow dirt, etc. to build up between the tiles and eventually look grimy?BEST ANSWER: HI, I put this tile in my kitchen as a backsplash to contrast with our light maple cabinets. The gaps are intended to be grouted and with proper sealing, We had no problems with grime or grease. The grout lines are very fine and I recommend using a sandless grout to get proper fill. You'll love it. The tile is gorgeous in person. Easy to work with as well just make sure your tile saw has the glass cutting blade. Otherwise it will chip a bit. I started with a standard tile blade and very quickly switched to the glass cutting blade. (Wear gloves when cutting)what type of outlet covers would look good with this?BEST ANSWER: Depends on the cabinet and counter colors. You can go with a dark bronze metal with a lot of detail, or with a light tan to match the lighter tan hues in the tile.I have wood paneling what kind of support will I need ?BEST ANSWER: You can adhere it to the panel however for best results find out if you have drywall behind the panel or studs. If there are studs just attach dura rock to studs then apply tile over it. If the panel is glued to drywall you'll have a tough time getting the panel off without damaging the walls.
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 thin-set using a trowel as recommended by the manufacturer.
- 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.
- 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.