Roman Brisk Blue 2x8 Glass Tile

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Overview

Design Elements

Roman Collection Brisk Blue 2x8 Glass Tile

These gorgeous glass mosaics are hand pressed and hand filled. Each glass chip is hand pressed and then filled with colored crushed glass chips to create an intensely faceted surface that will capture and reflect light, making it look like a thousand glimmering tiny diamonds. Great to use as a backsplash or any decorated spot in your home.

Specifications

Size
2" x 8"
Coverage
1 Sq. Ft.
Color
Light Blue
Material
Glass
Finish
Polished
Weight
5.0000

Shaken or Stirred?

Blue Velvet Martini


1-1/2 oz vodka
1/4 oz blue Curacao
Dash of Rose's lime juice


Stir with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

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Why did you choose this?
TileBar Store
I love the combination of this particular shade of blue, together with the shattered glass pattern under the surface. I am certain it will make a great accent stripe in our new bathroom.
NATHAN P on Dec 5, 2016
just a great look!
Anthony B on Aug 10, 2016
I love the combination of this particular shade of blue, together with the shattered glass pattern under the surface. I am certain it will make a great accent stripe in our new bathroom.
NATHAN P on Dec 5, 2016
Beautiful kitchen backsplash as we live in a beach town and this will look fabulous in the kitchen across from the ocean view. So much depth to the crackle glass.
Installation is easy as this is a ceramic or porcelain tile with the crackle glass in a recessed pocket.
Don't forget to seal before you grout! To make clean cuts, line the cut with super glue to hold the crackle pieces together.
Abbate C on Aug 16, 2016
just a great look!
Anthony B on Aug 10, 2016
This is such a beautiful color and the quality is second to none. I love it.
Felicia C on Jul 21, 2016
Looks cool, like sharkskin.
Hector M on Jul 6, 2016
Border for valor
S N on Nov 26, 2015
I used these tiles in coordination with the Valor Brisk Blue tiles. They match perfectly.
Eric K on May 11, 2015
Color and texture
Peter M on Apr 11, 2015
Beautiful kitchen backsplash as we live in a beach town and this will look fabulous in the kitchen across from the ocean view. So much depth to the crackle glass.
Installation is easy as this is a ceramic or porcelain tile with the crackle glass in a recessed pocket.
Don't forget to seal before you grout! To make clean cuts, line the cut with super glue to hold the crackle pieces together.
Abbate C on Aug 16, 2016
This is such a beautiful color and the quality is second to none. I love it.
Felicia C on Jul 21, 2016
Are these tiles easy to cut? Does the crushed glass stay intact if they are cut in half?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Using a wet saw with a std tile blade the glass did tend to chip out along the cut, cut to the crackled nature of the glass. Even on a 45, however, it looked acceptable when grouted ( tile was used in a 45 degree herringbone inset in a backsplash). A glass blade might help reduce the chipping, as well as running a bead of superglue along the line before cutting
How many pieces are in one sf? Are they in a sheet?
A shopper on Oct 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not in a sheet. Individual tiles. And beautiful!
What did you use for trim?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In both baths where I used this tile it was used as an accent in between other tiles. Tile Bar makes frosted glass half-round tiles you could use for edging that are very nice, but if you're doing a whole area with the Roman tile and you but them with NO spacers, you wouldn't need edging tiles (in my opinion).
Does this tile match the color of the roman brisk blue arabesque glass tile? do you think this could be used as an edge to the arabesque one if it does?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We bought the Arabesque for our bathroom wall and tied in the 2x8 tiles in our shower. The grout recommended by TileBar is perfect, too.
When I ran water over my sample of Roman Collection Brisk Blue it looked as though the tile soaked it up inside where the crushed glass is because it changed colors slightly, so is this tile ok to use for a shower wall or does it need to be located where it can't get wet?
Lindsey B on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The colors shouldn't change at all. This is perfectly suitable for a shower. It's crushed glass over a porcelain base with a glaze on top.
Is this tile suitable for pool use, is it glazed and frost proof?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm afraid these are not very suitable for pool use due to the composition of the tile. It would not hold up very well in a submerged setting.
Installation

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.

MATERIAL INSPECTION

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.

SUBSTRATE

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.

INSTALLATION MATERIAL

Thin-Set
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.

Tools
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.

Drying Time
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.

Cutting
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.

Drilling
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.

GROUTING

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.

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