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South Sea Pearls Mini Brick Pattern Glass Tile
This captivating south sea pearl tile in shades of brown is artfully arranged in a classic brick pattern. The pearl shell glass 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.
It is not recommended to be installed in a pool or anywhere the tile will be submerged in water.
- Chip Size
- Sheet Size
- 11 3/4" x 11 3/4"
- Light Shades of Brown
- Pearl Shell Glass
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Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 51 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar Storeto complete a gas fireplace surround area in family room. It also matches the backsplash in my kitchen which is open to the family room. And, I love it!Paula C on Mar 22, 2017Beautiful tileJames M on Nov 3, 2016to complete a gas fireplace surround area in family room. It also matches the backsplash in my kitchen which is open to the family room. And, I love it!Paula C on Mar 22, 2017Would you recommend this to install partially in a vertical section inside a shower? It says to not use in a swimming pool or somewhere it's submerge with water , what about in contact with water? Thanks, AdaBEST ANSWER: I used the tile in built-in shelving in a full-tile tub surround, on the back wall across from the primary water wall. I have 4 body shower heads, a hand-held, and the rain shower directly above. I used a glass tile mastic and ensured it was properly grouted. The piece fit perfectly in the shelving, and I then built-up decorative 3" x 12" and custom cut tile pieces to keep it in. As long as there are no air pockets, wipe down the excess mastic, and grout it in - it should be fine.What size are the samples?BEST ANSWER: What I received was a good size - 9"x9"? 12"x12"? But it's been a couple of years so unfortunately I don't remember if that was the sample size or whether I ordered a single "tile" of each color to evaluate.How is an open edge finished? Is there a pencil edge that could be used to finish the edge? Thanks!! Going to use this in my beach condo Reno!BEST ANSWER: you may cut the tile to complete the edge. I used a finishing edge that matched the surrounding but there are options in marble I did consider. at the corner where the 2 walls met my hubby used caulking and it looks good. tip: this is a very thin tile and not too easy to deal even for professionals. the adhesive seeps thru, make sure to use the proper trowel and ask around. it is gorgeous!!!how thick are the tiles?BEST ANSWER: The tiles are only about 1/8 inch thick. I used Bondera adhesive sheets to install them on my kitchen backsplash. The tile looks awesome! Order a sample before you decide.
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.