Serene White Squares Seamless Pearl Shell Tile

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Overview

Design Elements

Serene White Square 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.

Specifications

Chip Size
17mm x 17mm
Sheet Size
12”x12”
Coverage
1 sq. ft.
Color
White
Material
Freshwater Shell Glass
Finish
Polished
Thickness
2mm
Weight
1.5020

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Why did you choose this?
TileBar Store
It's beautiful, easy to install, and goes with my kitchen
Teresa R on May 5, 2017
for the Bling and no need for grout.
Diana M on Oct 8, 2016
It's beautiful, easy to install, and goes with my kitchen
Teresa R on May 5, 2017
it was the whitest of all and did not require grout
cristina a on Oct 21, 2016
for the Bling and no need for grout.
Diana M on Oct 8, 2016
Purchased for my new kitchen! Love it!
Kristin L on Oct 7, 2016
It is so elegant!
Tina Marie E on Aug 5, 2016
beautiful design
Annette B on Jun 8, 2016
My client really wanted this tile.
Dean D on Apr 14, 2016
to brighten up a dark kitchen
janet s on Mar 12, 2016
I live on an island and love the beach. I like that it doesn't have any grout lines.
Barbara P on Mar 10, 2016
Beautiful translucent white Mother of Pearl
Stephen B on Mar 4, 2016
I love that it is shell. I read all the reviews and everyone loved it. I've seen finished projects in the kitchen, (that's where I'm going to put it), and it looks great!
Joy J on Feb 13, 2016
To add a touch of elegance to my project! This is a wonderful material, that shows the best of your design...
Orestes d on Dec 8, 2015
really pretty, and i liked that it was seamless - its for a backsplash in back of a bathroom sink so its a small area, and the seamless looks better than a grouted look
Caroline B on Nov 18, 2015
It's lovely. Thank you for allowing me to get the samples. Made our decision much easier.
Jessica M on Sep 11, 2015
Before I ordered for the total back splash, I decided to order one full piece to help me decide.
Vedera F C on Jul 16, 2015
No grout
Debra L on Jul 13, 2015
beautiful color and feel
Ada R on Mar 25, 2015
This is a beautiful tile and needs no grout! It brightens up the backsplash area without being distracting or boring.
Kristen G on Mar 1, 2015
My wife loves the look.
Barry A on Jan 19, 2015
it was the whitest of all and did not require grout
cristina a on Oct 21, 2016
Purchased for my new kitchen! Love it!
Kristin L on Oct 7, 2016
You said not to put this tile where it will be "submerged" in water. Is it suitable for a bathroom floor which may receive tub or shower splashes ?
Karen D on Jan 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Tiles made of shells are best used for decorative purposes. I would not use it on any floor, as the weight of a person will likely crack it. I would not hesitate to use it on a shower wall, and likely would place it higher than the where the water hits. .
Is this a peel and stick tile that I can use over the hardboard in the bathroom as decoration?
Donna P on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You will have to buy your own adhesive. I used Henry Ready Set, available at the hardware store, and applied it on the back as though I were frosting a cake.....very sparingly! The tiles are thin and cutable with heavy shears if you need perhaps a 3/4 tile to complete the row. In my bathroom this accent strip of six tiles high applied above the old Corian backsplash along the length of the tub, was a beautiful renovation.
Could you please tell me if this is more white or tan? I am trying to coordinate with white Carrara marble and photos show a white view and also a tan hue.
Mar B on Jan 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is many shades of pearl tones.....white and glistening silver and platinum, and just an occasional, goldish-tan. my new bathroom is Carerra marble appearing Silestone, called Lyla I think. Very white with gray streaks. I put the pearl tiles above the original spa bath, a Corian white on white marble. The result was magic: old bath looked new, and very elegant. It is easy to cut with kitchen scissors along the seam lines. It will take heavier scissors or wire cutters to cut the individual tiles I half, or whatever....or a fine saw blade. You can do this!!
Can this tile be glued to a mirror using adhesive??
A shopper on Mar 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! And, because it is thin, you won't get much of a reflection in the mirror. Just be sure to trim the mesh backing near the edge so it doesn't show. We installed this as a backsplash over a year ago and remain very pleased. I hope you'll post a photo of your finished mirror.
I ordered this tile and want to put this in the shower niche that will not be submerged but will be in contact with direct water. Will this be suitable for this tile?
Julie C on Dec 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Julie,
My tile was glued to the wall above the existing Corian (white on white marble swirl). Note that the tiles are glued to a flexible mesh.....I would think that water from a shower would eventually seep thru the joints, and perhaps dissolve this bond. The service seems fairly flush, but a direct hit from the shower might work its way through. That said, are you willing to squeegee the surface after a shower, or wipe it dry? This tile is very lovely on the wall. I cut the sheets into six piece wide sections, and it is a fabulous highlight to my master bath. BUT, the guidelines say, something akin to no direct water contact. Could it be sealed with a top coat of something?? Just some suggestions!
Can these be installed on the ceiling as well as wall?
Kerryann D on Aug 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The pearl tile can be installed on the ceiling, and just have to add, that would be gorgeous. I would not install it in a shower area as it is very delicate, but would use it for any other decorative purpose.
Can this be affixed to a brick fireplace? We don't use the fireplace for heat at all so that's not an issue. Just wondering if it will stick to the brick some kind of way.
c b on Oct 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think that would be tricky, just because the brick isn't a flat and smooth surface. This mosaic is a bunch of tiny squares on a mesh backing -- it's not a 12"x12" tile -- so I'd be concerned that you'd have trouble getting a nice finish. It takes a sensitive touch even to float the mosaic smoothly on a flat surface. You'd probably want to use some sort of backer board over the brick.
Can this tile be used on gas fireplace ?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think any place tile can go it would work it's just flexible and fragile so any heat or wear and tear isn't it its truely decorative
How would I go about attaching this to wood and wood veneer?
Jessica M on Sep 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had my tile contractor do the tiling work in my bathroom and it was attached to drywall. I really cannot annswer that question. Glue?
I am in the process of purchasing Serene White Sq. groutless pearl shell tiles. however, I am not sure what do you mean under your "installation, item 4 - ...what do you mean by "water down" ? need clarification on before I give it to my tile installer. look forward to your reply.
zarmina on May 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It means to thin the consistency of the mastic with water. These tiles are very thin and don't need a thick adhesive. I used premixed tile adhesive and it worked just fine. There are -very- few spaces in between the tiles and the concern may be that the adhesive will squeeze out in between. Not a big deal, it can easily be wiped off. I tiled around my bathtub surround with the Bricks version and it is beautiful.
can the sheet be easily cut down?
A shopper on Feb 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We used snips to cut the tiles; much easier than using a tile cutter. The tiles are so thin they are very easy to cut.
After ordering, how long does it take to receive the tiles?
A shopper on Jan 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I received my order very quickly, it was just a few days.
How much is a sheet ? is it a square?
A shopper on Jan 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe the 12 x 12 sheet was 5.00. It's been awhile.
Installation

STONE INSTALLATION

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.



MATERIAL INSPECTION

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.



SUBSTRATE

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.



INSTALLATION MATERIAL

Thin-Set
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.

 

Tools
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.

 

Cutting
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.

Drilling
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.

 

GROUTING

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.

SEALING

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.

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