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Roman Collection Emperial Slate Diamond Glass Tile
These luxurious diamond patterned crushed glass & slate 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 tiny glimmering diamonds. Great to use as a backsplash or in any decorated spot in your home. Flaunt your impeccable taste with this opulent selection from our Roman Collection.
- Chip Size
- 1 ¼” x 2”
- Sheet Size
- 11 ½ " x 12 ½”
- 0.98 Sq. Ft.
- Cream, Forest Green + Multicolor
- Crushed Glass + Slate
- 8 mm
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Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 5 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar Storecolor & shape is interesting and will make a Kitchen backsplash stand out.Nancy F on Oct 30, 2016Can I use this tile as a backsplash ,around stove and below the cabinets on the walls. Would I need a sealer?BEST ANSWER: I used the platinum grout and haven't applied a sealer. Backsplash is about a year old and looks just as good as when it was first installed. I don't have a large family so my kitchen does not get a lot of abuse. I prefer the look without sealer.
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.
- It is recommended to use grout release, then grout the tile, then use a sealant to the tile such as our CUTTING
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.