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Serene White Bricks Pearls Pattern Glass Tile
This captivating mother of pearl tile is artfully arranged in a seamless 3D pattern. Pearl shell will add a durability and lasting exquisiteness to your kitchen or fireplace installation. These tiles are mesh mounted and will bring a sleek and contemporary clean design to any room. This tile in particular does not require grout.
It is not recommended to be installed in a pool or anywhere the tile will be submerged in water.
- Chip Size
- 10mm x 20mm
- Sheet Size
- 1 sq. ft.
- Freshwater Shell Glass
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Browse 17 questions Browse 17 questions and 155 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar StoreReally stunning tile! Earthy yet elegant, excited to see the finished product on my current flip master bath!Linda H on Mar 25, 2017How do you work around electrical outlets with this tile?BEST ANSWER: My husband had no problem piecing it at electrical outlets.
He said he found it easier to work with than most tile.
We have it all up the walls in our kitchen back area and the colors make the room pop.
I love this tile!!!GOOD LUCK!!!Would this tile work with blue/grey color cabinets and paint?BEST ANSWER: That's a loaded question as there are MANY shades of blue-grey, do you have an actual paint color name? These are beautifully neutral, I used them with Snowbound cabinets and khaki Quartz countertop. Everyone tells me the "LOVE" my backsplash.YOU HAVE SEVERAL SIMILAR TILES I LIKE -- HOWEVER, I DON'T WANT A ROUGH SURFACE. ARE THESE OR ARE THEY SMOOTH?BEST ANSWER: These tile are glass smooth. When you install you need to begin on one side and with toward the other. If you begin in the middle you will be unable to fit the tile together smoothly on the side that has dried more when you go back to it. You really need to lay the tile out, cut the tile and label them with tape so that once you begin you can lay them as quickly as possible. They are beautiful when done.how would you recommend finishing off the edges? use a vertical line of tiles or are the horizontal edges smooth enough to just end?BEST ANSWER: The edges are smooth enough to just end it.On the installation it just says "Suitable substrate". is new drywall suitable?BEST ANSWER: We used this tile for our kitchen backsplash in our home that was a new build, so it was put right on new drywall and looks great! The only thing is-because the tile is SO thin, there is no bullnose to finish off the ends. Just something to consider if you'll have any exposed edges.Can you use the serene white brick seamless tile in a shower area that will get wet?BEST ANSWER: We are using these in our vanity backsplash where it won't get wet. We used a very small amount of it in the back of the shower niche where it will not be submerged but will get wet. You are not supposed to grout or seal this tile but we did grout and seal the part that is in the niche and it looks good so far.What is the size of each sheet?BEST ANSWER: The sheets are NOT precisely 12" x 12". If you need to cover 100 SF of wall, you will need more than 100 SF. I don't recall the precise dimensions, but I recall they were perhaps up to 1/4" to perhaps 1/2" less than 12" when you consider the tile overlap for example with the staggered brick pattern. Bottom line, I would suggest buying one sheet in advance of your project measuring it understanding the size and dimensions of it and how it fits together and then from that information determine how many sheets you need for your project. If budget is of no concern just buy a whole bunch extra and skip this step.Can this be used on a bathroom floor?BEST ANSWER: I would not use this for any type of flooring. It is very thin and will not hold up in that environment. I have used in 2 properties as a backsplash and a decorative load bearing column and it is beautiful. Very thin to work with, so need an experienced tile intstaller. Good luck! If you want the same look on your floor, check out some of the mosaic glass times. They are more durable.Are there trim border pieces for this tile?BEST ANSWER: The tile is so thin that you will find a trim piece not necessary. We used it on our kitchen walls that open to our great room. It blends very well , This tile looks wonderful at different times of the day as the light changes, the different colors in the tile make the walls pop!!!What did you use to cut the thin pearl shell tile?...glass tile nippers, diamond tip tile saw? Thanks!BEST ANSWER: I used glass tile nipers. It did not turn out well, but it sufficed for me since I was able to hide the cuts since they occured at caulked seems. If you need a clean straight finished cut that will be visible, I'm rather certain you will need to find a way to cut with a tile wet saw. Perhaps run a line of masking tape down the cut line to hold the individual tiles steady and cut that way. The tiles are very hard and dense. They do snap with the glass tile cutter, but I found it nearly impossible to control the cut due to the extreme density of the shells.I understand it would not work for a shower floor, but could it be used for shower walls--is there a way to waterproof it?BEST ANSWER: I personally would not hesitate installing this on my shower wall. I believe the reference to not installing in a submerged Application has to do with The way the tile is adhered to the mesh backing. I assume it is a water soluble adhesive. This just means if the tile is submerged for example as in a swimming pool, over a long period of time the water will soften the adhesive and increase the likelihood that the tile may pop off the wall. Obviously this is not the case in the shower which is only subject to random occasional splashing and drying between use. In any event any tile application in a shower should include a waterproof membrane between the wall substrate and the tile adhesive/thin set. As long as all appropriate measures are taken and if the tile is installed in accordance with standard practices, I see no reason why this tile would not work well in the shower.Is groutless truly groutless or there's a different product used?BEST ANSWER: BEWARE... Is it technically groutless? Yes, in the sense there are no apparent grout lines. HOWEVER, there are micro gaps between each tile. Some gaps are larger than others. Some are visible in the finished product. I found that some areas needed a bit of grouting to fill some of the visible gaps. You must be very careful in the install to ensure each and every sheet is tightly butted together. If not, you will have glaring lines visible in the finished work. These lines can be obscured by grouting, but they are still visible, just not as apparent.Is this tile difficult to clean? Concerned about the area above the stove.BEST ANSWER: The tile itself is very easy to clean; however, there are very small gaps between the tiles that "stuff" can readily become trapped in. Plus there are slight elevational differences between each tile, even if extremely slight, so as you wipe the surface your rag can become caught on raised corners. I'd like to believe this tile is good for a kitchen backsplash, etc....but I'm starting to think the grouted version would have been a MUCH better choice.what is used to adhereSERENE WHITE BRICKS SEAMLESS PEARL SHELL TILE to the wall?BEST ANSWER: Here's what they recommend in the Installation tab:
When setting tiles 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 marble tile.I'm having this installed in the master bath as the entire wall above the vanity, behind the mirrors. I would also like to install it in the steam shower on the vertical wall in the shampoo niche and bench riser and was thinking about putting it on the ceiling of the shower. will it hold up in these applications in the shower? the tile is gorgeous and the granite guy wants to install a light board behind it on the vanity wall but he needs a way of adhering it to the light board.BEST ANSWER: Hi Karen,
I used this tile in my home in Palm Beach, Florida, as our kitchen backsplash, as well as on a decorative column in our bar area. My contractor commented that the tiles are VERY thin, and required a great deal of expertise to line up correctly. By NO means would this product hold up in an environment with water or humidity. It is not made for that. It is truly beautiful and we love it, but it is nearly the width of a piece of paper, and will not withstand water or humidity. It would be fine in your bathroom vanity, and beautiful. Best of luck! Erinncan you install over cermic tile?BEST ANSWER: Yes, this material could be said over ceramic tile as long as the tile is a very flat surface. The style is very thin and very small dimensions so it would have a propensity to follow any unevenness on the surface it is being adhered to.Enter an answer to this question.
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.
Due to the natural of the material no two pieces of natural stone are exactly alike. Natural stones are products of nature; therefore, variations in color, pattern, texture, and veining will occur. Verify all products before installation for any damage or defects such as chipped edges, broken pieces. No adjustment will be made after installation.
*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 tiles 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 marble tile.
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.
Use a wet-saw with a new, continuous rim diamond blade specifically designed for cutting marble. 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.
Cut edges and corners will be sharp. Always be sure to smooth the cut edges manually with 200-grit wet/dry sandpaper.
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.
We recommend applying grout release prior to grouting, suitable for the respective stone and interior or exterior use, to the tile to facilitate cleaning and for protection against staining from contrasting color grouts. Grout joints should be packed full and free of all voids and pits. Excess grout should be cleaned from the stone surface as the work progresses, before the grout hardens. Do not use acids to clean off excess grout. Prior to grouting, test an area to make sure the stone surface will not scratch.
After the stone is installed, and grouted, seal the stone with an appropriate high quality breathable stone sealer, to minimize water absorption, efflorescence, and potential staining. If necessary, a color enhancer may be applied to bring out the true color of the stone at any time after grouting. Follow sealer manufacturer’s installation instructions. Reseal tile when the stone gets darker or as needed.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
For normal care and maintenance of stone tiles, clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap, or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Use a clean soft cloth for best results. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar, or other acids on marble or limestone. Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use any abrasive cleaners.