Roman Brisk Blue Arabesque Glass Tile

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Design Elements

Roman Collection Brisk Blue Arabesque Glass Tile

These gorgeously intricate Arabesque inspired ceramic & 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 back splash or in any decorated spot in your home, experience the newest addition to our ever-popular Roman Collection today.


Also available in a 2x8 subway tile,


Sheet Size
10 1/2" x 9 3/4"
0.71 Sq. Ft.
Light Blue
Ceramic & Glass
8 mm

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?
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Perfect for my new kitchen - beautiful, sparkly blue. Wish you guys had an actual photo of this tile installed and/or grouted.
Beth H on Jan 11, 2017
Back splash in kitchen
Alyssa G on Jul 5, 2016
Perfect for my new kitchen - beautiful, sparkly blue. Wish you guys had an actual photo of this tile installed and/or grouted.
Beth H on Jan 11, 2017
I love love love it :)
Debbi G on Oct 29, 2016
Back splash in kitchen
Alyssa G on Jul 5, 2016
I love love love it :)
Debbi G on Oct 29, 2016
Can this tile be used for fountains? How does it handle and stand up to continual exposure to outdoor conditions and water?
Shannon M on Apr 19, 2015
What is individual piece size?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 3" wide x 3 1/8" high
What is the size of the sheet?
Eric C on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 10 1/2" x 9 3/4". The specs are on the product page.
Can you use this for the front of a gas fireplace?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, absolutely!!
how many pieces in a sample order?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: two. But they look more teal than brisk blue.
What type of trim pieces would you recommend for this tile?
Emily W on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We used a stainless steel edging to match our kitchen appliances.
Is the brisk blue arabesque tile a suitable tile for a mosaic in the shower??
Matt G on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this can be used in a shower.
Can these be mixed with other colored tiles in the same style?
Shannon M on Apr 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! The tiles are mesh mounted, so mixing and matching would be easy.
Anyone ever mixed these with the textured arctic blue arabesque from this site?
Kathy W on Feb 20, 2017


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.


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.

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.

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.


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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