Apex Amber Lights Glass Wall Tile

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Apex Amber Lights Glass Wall Tile
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Overview

Design Elements

Climb to the highest summit of decor and design with our brand new Apex Collection. Composed of a vivid blend of polished glass, this versatile mixture will give your kitchen, bathroom or any decorated room within your home a fresh and dynamic look. Elevate your ambiance today with our newest Amber Lights selection from the Apex series. Not suitable for pool installation.

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Specs

Specifications

Chip Size
0.75" x 2.5"
Sheet Size
10" x 11.75"
Coverage
.82 Sq. Ft.
Color
Metallic Peach, Metallic Brown, Metallic Brass
Material
Glass
Finish
Polished
Thickness
8 mm
Residential Use
Wall Only
Commercial Use
Wall only
Tile Use
Backsplash Tile, Bathroom Wall Tile, Shower Wall, Kitchen Wall Tile, Wall Tile
Outdoor Use
No
Weight
1.8600
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M A on Dec 11, 2018
Clients loved this option! Will be fabulous with their cabinetry and counter selections.
Susie F on Feb 26, 2018
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M A on Dec 11, 2018
We chose these because they are stunning...they will go nicely with our charcoal/grey cabinets and copper hood...beautiful!
Brian O on Sep 5, 2018
Clients loved this option! Will be fabulous with their cabinetry and counter selections.
Susie F on Feb 26, 2018
Gorgeous!
Leanne R on Dec 13, 2016
Color
Kathleen C on Sep 6, 2016
mach my cabinets color
Alexander P on Apr 9, 2016
Was just the correct pattern and color for my small area. Looking forward to installation. Will definitely send pictures when completed.
Dianne M on Apr 7, 2016
Complements cabinets and countertop. Size, shape and color is unusual and not like anything available locally.
Anna O on Oct 13, 2015
We chose these because they are stunning...they will go nicely with our charcoal/grey cabinets and copper hood...beautiful!
Brian O on Sep 5, 2018
Gorgeous!
Leanne R on Dec 13, 2016
When my installer comes to the of backslash area on wall, is there a glass tile edger to match the tile?
Dianne M on Apr 18, 2016
what color grout did you use?
Eddie R on Apr 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sand beige from the Tile Shop
How many tiles are in a sheet?
Kayla H on Jun 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are 72 chips in a sheet.
How big are the sample tile?
Erika B on Feb 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't remember exactly, but small...Maybe better to order a few of the same sample and then put them together...The sample was enough for us to get an idea of the color....I then ordered one full sheet which confirmed the look I wanted.
Can this tile be used in a shower nook and vanity backsplash?
Lolo M on Jan 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This was used for a kitchen backsplash in my home. Love it! Since it's glass it should work in a bathroom. it is not flat so cleaning grout lines may take a bit more effort.
Is the face covered with paper?
Anna O on Oct 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. the face is not covered with paper.
Installation

GLASS TILE CHARACTERISTICS

This 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.

 

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.

 

MATERIAL INSPECTION

      • We always recommend dry-fitting your pattern first to think about your cuts in advance and to make sure you like the pattern. This will also help you choose which pieces go where, which is especially helpful with tiles that have a lot of variation. 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.

 

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 MATERIALS

Thin-Set

  • To avoid affecting the color of the tile, white thinset such as Bostik Glass-Mate is strongly recommended for all installations.
  • Apply as much adhesive as can be covered within 10-15 minutes.

 

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. Tiles larger than 3x3 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 72 hours prior to grouting or otherwise interfering with the fresh installation.

Cutting
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.

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

 

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 (such as with mosaics with larger grout joints), 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 angle 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. Grout joints should be a minimum of 1/16” and not butt set. Clean excess grout as the work progresses before it has hardened completely. In the event that a grout haze forms, you can use an acid-free remover such as Deterdek to remove it. Acids should never be used for cleaning grout haze.

 

 

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.

 

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