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Roman Collection Frosty Morning 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.
- 2" x 8"
- 1 Sq. Ft.
Shaken or Stirred?
A recent immigrant from Brazil, the Caipirinha is prepared with cachaca, a potent spirit distilled from sugar cane.
2 oz cachaca
1 oz simple syrup
1/2 lime, quartered
Place lime in a chilled old fashioned glass and muddle with simple syrup until lime is mushy. Add cachaca and cracked ice and mix well.
No cachaca where you live? Substitute vodka for cachaca, and you will have a Caipiroska. Substitue light rum fro cachaca for a Caipirissima.
Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 28 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar StoreNice soft background color.Michelle S on Apr 18, 2016We are using the Roman Collection Frosty Morning Arabesque in the kitchen. This was a great way to carry the same colors/look to the master bathroom without using the exact same tile.Erica M on Apr 20, 2016We are using the Roman Collection Frosty Morning Arabesque in the kitchen. This was a great way to carry the same colors/look to the master bathroom without using the exact same tile.Erica M on Apr 20, 2016I love the color. It's got a blueish undertone and goes nicely with the accent tile I chose.Vera W on Apr 14, 2016Is this white tile cooler or warmer? on the gray or beige side?BEST ANSWER: I would say it is white but with green/gray undertone, more on the cooler side. Very nice and we've received many compliments. Our contractor had no problem cutting the tile. He used the cut edge on the inside so that the outside edge looked clean. We have medium brown cabinets and a darker granite and the backsplash brightens up the kitchen.Can this tile be used as low traffic floor tile too?BEST ANSWER: This tile is very pointy on the corners and the middle part kind of "dips in" due to the overall style, I personally would NOT use this in high traffic areas simply because of high heels possibly breaking the corners and I'm sure the "dip" feeling isn't comfortable on bare feet.Does crackle glass require sealing (i.e., can the cracks absorb moisture, grease, etc.)? Once or periodically?BEST ANSWER: I did not seal the tile when I installed it in a kitchen. I flipped the house since. I believe that the surface is smooth and there are no tiny cracks even though it looks that way. If that is the case, then you would only seal the grout. Please check for yourself before buying.
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.
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.
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.
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.