Roman Summer Draught Arabesque Tile

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Design Elements

Roman Collection Summer Draught Arabesque Crushed Glass & Ceramic 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 backsplash or in any decorated spot in your home, experience the newest addition to our ever-popular Roman Collection today.


Sheet Size
10 1/2" x 9 3/4"
0.71 Sq. Ft.
8 mm

Shaken or Stirred?


2 oz gin
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lemon juice

Stir with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Why did you choose this?
TileBar Store
nice color - grayish with hint of green/sage -- looks very different in online pics. Goes well with Alaska white granite
Sameer R on Apr 25, 2017
Love the style and color of the tile.
John S on Jan 17, 2017
nice color - grayish with hint of green/sage -- looks very different in online pics. Goes well with Alaska white granite
Sameer R on Apr 25, 2017
I saw this product on a Friends kitchen and loved it.
Teresa M on Feb 2, 2017
Love the style and color of the tile.
John S on Jan 17, 2017
The other tile I preferred was low in stock and didn't have enough to complete my kitchen.
Cateena D on Jul 13, 2016
Creating a gold and rich look in our powder room, will use them on accent wall behind the vanity.
Amanbir S on Feb 14, 2016
I saw this product on a Friends kitchen and loved it.
Teresa M on Feb 2, 2017
The other tile I preferred was low in stock and didn't have enough to complete my kitchen.
Cateena D on Jul 13, 2016
I'm thinking of using this tile as a backsplash and I think that I'd like to coordinate another pattern as an accent, but so far I haven't found anything. Any suggestions?
bONNIE on Jan 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello! I used this exact tile on a client's backsplash by itself and it turned out stunning, I think the pattern of this alone is enough. However, if you really want to use a second pattern, I suggest using this as an inset above a cooktop (where typically the area is larger) framed with a chair rail (or similar) and using a very simple shape and color for the remainder of the backsplash (4x4, 3x6, 2x8, etc). Otherwise I think you run the risk of too much going on. It really is very pretty by itself even with a large open cooktop area. Hope this helps!
Is this tile as yellow/gold as pictured?
Lauren W on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: With respect to the picture on website, you can see the light shining on the glass. The color representation is great for the center tiles. I have a picture of the tile in our master bathroom shower if you'd like to see what it looks like finished. We are in the process of building a house. I can be reached at johnny.w.simms (at) gmail (dot) com. R/John
What color subway tile would match best?
Victoria N on Mar 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello! I was just looking through my showroom with this sample to see what looked best. My opinion would depend on what look you want to end up with and what application you plan to use it in. I used this as a backsplash all by itself against antique white cabinets with a brownish glaze. It looks great! I personally like it with a Creama Marfil, Calacatta Gold marble or even a Cream Travertine natural stone. In ceramic I'd use a biscuit color.
I would like to use this tile as a kitchen backsplash and was wondering if you had any suggestions as to what tile I could use with it as a framed decorative inlay over our cooktop? I was thinking about using the marble chair rail as the frame. Could you make a recommendation for the tile inside the frame?
Jarrett H on Nov 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Personally, I would either use only this as the backsplash (which looks fabulous, did it already and I have a picture) because I feel it has enough interest by itself. Or, I would use a simple tile everywhere and make this the inset above the cooktop framed by the marble chair rail you mentioned. For the marble, I would recommend Creama Marfil to go with this particular tile.
Does anybody have any tips for getting clean cuts on this tile? I am using a wet saw and the glass pieces keep chipping out.
Dan R on Jul 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Use a wet saw with a glass cutting blade and cut very very very slowly.
I am thinking about putting this tile up for a backsplash. How do you finish outside edges? Seems like a cut edge would look bad and I dont see a bull nose or finished edge product available. Are there any pctures available as examples to how outside edges are finished? Also, I didnt see arecommended grout color for this tile.
Mark Hotochin on Mar 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can use the matching 2x8 tile as a finishing piece For the grout, your best bet would be either Almond or Biscuit


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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