Aquatic Ocean Blue 2x2 Square Glass Tile

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Aquatic Ocean Blue 2x2 Square Glass Tile
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Overview

Design Elements

Aquatic Ocean Blue 2x2 Squares Glass Tile

The aquatic glass tile series can make a dramatic statement in any kitchen, bathroom, any decorated room in your home and especially a pool installation. The mesh backing not only simplifies installation but it also allows the tiles to be separated which adds to their design flexibility.

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Specs

Specifications

Chip Size
2"x2"
Sheet Size
11 3/4" x 11 3/4"
Coverage
0.96 Sq. Ft.
Color
Shades of Blue + Iridescence
Material
Glass
Finish
Stained
Thickness
5 mm
Residential Use
Wall Only
Commercial Use
Wall only
Tile Use
Backsplash Tile, Bathroom Wall Tile, Shower Wall, Kitchen Wall Tile, Wall Tile
Weight
2.5000
Reviews
Q&A
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Why did you choose this?
TileBar Store
2x2 are easy to work with, the aqua has contrasting shades and is very attractive
mark l on Mar 24, 2019
I read your reviews and found your tiles to best fit what i wanted to do
Maxwell A on Jul 27, 2018
2x2 are easy to work with, the aqua has contrasting shades and is very attractive
mark l on Mar 24, 2019
Great colors. Perfect for our project.
Dan D on Sep 22, 2018
I read your reviews and found your tiles to best fit what i wanted to do
Maxwell A on Jul 27, 2018
Perfect colors and easy installation.
KAYE K on May 2, 2018
Love the color and quality. They go perfect with some other tiles I am using for a large mirror I amdecorating in a bathroom.
carolyn s on May 18, 2017
Excellent match for the colors we chose for our bathroom remodel. Used these at the top of our fiberglass shower stall.
GREG O on Apr 15, 2017
The tiles look like water
Jerry A on Mar 22, 2017
Loved the multidimensional effect with the semi-opaque glass. Also was able to see the glass pattern more in the 2x2 than the 1x1 size. Using for waterline tile on pool.
DEBORAH H on Mar 7, 2017
like the color
Gary N on Mar 1, 2017
This matches the Blue Heron tile I purchased for a craft project.
Karen S on Feb 17, 2017
nice blue
george g on Dec 16, 2016
Blue
Julie J on Nov 4, 2016
The sample was exactly what I was looking for...beautiful!
Madelyn B on Aug 6, 2016
color and appearance
Brent W on Apr 3, 2016
love the look we will have in our pool
john e on Mar 15, 2016
Looking for a new application for an outdoor pool
john e on Mar 9, 2016
needed 2" x 2" subway tile for accent and couldn't find it. Will cut pieces out of this.
Melissa L. D on Nov 23, 2015
to border other tile.
Kay A L on Oct 21, 2015
Repair missing pool tiles
John P on May 23, 2015
The colors are beautiful. Can't wait to use them in our new bathroom in our cottage on a blue lake!
Susan S on May 11, 2015
Color
Laura O on May 5, 2015
For a waterline on a fiberglass Pool.
David T on Apr 20, 2015
Great colors. Perfect for our project.
Dan D on Sep 22, 2018
Perfect colors and easy installation.
KAYE K on May 2, 2018
Is the back of the tile mesh or paper?
ryanS on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's mesh
What is the Coefficient of Friction Rating on this tile? I need it to be ADA approved.Thanks
A shopper on Jan 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm afraid this tile is not ADA approved.
This tile is listed in the description for pool installation (waterline submerged). Can you confirm that the tile is intended for that use and if the glue on the mesh is NOT water based?
Jimmie on May 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used this tile in my pool (in New England), it has worked great for a few years now. The tile is considerable thicker than what I have used for indoor uses. There is no glue on the back, make sure to use a cement based thin set that you mix yourself (if it comes premixed I would not trust it in an underwater environment). The tile bar sells a white cement based thin set that I used and it worked very well. I would encourage you to use a latex additive when mixing the thin set and grout. Good luck!!
Is the sample size the actual size I will be ordering for $12.99?
Cheryl W on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sample sizes vary from 2x12 to 6x6, depending on the tile. You can rest assured that the sample will be large enough for you to be able to see the entire pattern and/or color of the tile.
Is it slippery?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This tile is not recommended for floor use, only wall use.
Do you have a bull nose to match?
Kristin W on Sep 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is no bullnose for this tile. As a trim piece, you might try using a blue glass pencil liner.
Royal Blue Polished Glass Pencil Liner
Royal Blue Polished Glass Pencil Liner
are these tiles glossy? They don't appear to be irredescent, are they?
allison w on Jul 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would probably by one of the samples first, but in my opinion the tiles are a little see through with no iridescence or opalescence (like oil on water)
If back lit, do you think the meshing on the back would allow light through?
Kelley M on Dec 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It would only allow minimal light, if any. I'd buy a sample and try input. I used it for a pool renovation and loved the tile.
Do the tile have a matching bullnose tile?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used these tiles to edge the aquatic blue french. I was looking for a bullnose and found I could get some at a local building center. Maybe if you look around town you can find a store that handles a lot of bullnose and can order the color you want.
Is it frost resistant for a pool?
Erin E on Aug 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't think it would be good for a pool as it is not a smooth surface. Mine is in a shower as decoration band.
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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