Aquatic Ocean Blue French Pattern Glass Tile

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Aquatic Ocean Blue French Pattern Glass Tile
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Overview

Design Elements

Aquatic Ocean Blue French Pattern Glass Tiles

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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Specifications

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Sheet Size
11 5/8" x 11 3/4"
Coverage
0.95 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
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Why did you choose this?
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Bigger blocks of bright blue and the pink
Cathie G on Oct 26, 2018
Color
Harold C on Jul 18, 2018
Bigger blocks of bright blue and the pink
Cathie G on Oct 26, 2018
The blue is so beautiful, it feels like being by the ocean. I particularly like the different sizes of squares which makes it so interesting. I plan to use a few pieces as accents in my white marble tub surround.
Eugenia L on Aug 2, 2018
Color
Harold C on Jul 18, 2018
Very colorful and reminds me of my time in Greece. Very Mediterranean looking.
Christopher H on May 17, 2018
amazing blues and turquoise! Perfect for a beach theme
andrea i on Mar 4, 2018
Great quality, vibrant color, unique pattern
Lexi N on Jan 20, 2018
I want a beach house theme in my kitchen.
Brenna C on Jun 23, 2017
good balanced blue coloration
punit b on May 14, 2017
Love the brilliant blue color
Nicole R on Apr 9, 2017
client liked it
Norman W on Mar 16, 2017
Beautiful tile. After ordering a sample I decided to use this as an accent on my shower with grey long subway tiles. It pairs nicely with my glass blue vessel sink.
Jenny M on Dec 18, 2016
This has beautiful vibrant blue hues and enough contrast that it is still pleasing to the eye.
Paul L on Dec 8, 2016
Customer pick
Leon L on Sep 27, 2016
The shades of blue work perfectly with my scheme and I wanted something a bit more interesting than just a basic 1 in or 2 in square pattern.
Leanne L on Sep 18, 2016
These tiles certainly tie into the "Seaside Ocean View" décor I wanted for my bathroom!! LOVE IT!!
Madelyn B on Aug 6, 2016
because we are painting and replacing the tile on our 40+ year old pool and I KNOW that this one touch will make it current !
Karen S on Aug 5, 2016
Need more tiles for my project
MARIE B on Feb 16, 2016
matches my color scheme and looks much better when you see a sample
Kay A L on Oct 21, 2015
I liked the swirled pattern, the fact that different pieces of the mosaic were different sizes, and the iridescent effect on the tile. We looked around a LOT before we chose this...
David M on Oct 5, 2015
after receiving sample - this is perfect for my bathroom back splash!
Margaret A on Sep 14, 2015
nice tile
Fredrich D on Sep 7, 2015
Looking for a glass tile that would accent one wall in a bathroom without windows. Loved this one from the samples that you sent. Thanks
tami S on Mar 20, 2015
Gorgeous and not a regular pattern.
Linda K on Jan 21, 2015
The blue is so beautiful, it feels like being by the ocean. I particularly like the different sizes of squares which makes it so interesting. I plan to use a few pieces as accents in my white marble tub surround.
Eugenia L on Aug 2, 2018
Very colorful and reminds me of my time in Greece. Very Mediterranean looking.
Christopher H on May 17, 2018
Where is this tile made?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tile is produced in China.
Has anyone used this tile for pool installation? How has it held up?
A shopper on Nov 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am going to install it around the water line. It will look amazing.
How did you trim edges that did not butt up against another wall?
Ruth S on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A fine small scissors trimmed the matting off the edges of the tile and looked natural. No problem..
Can this be used on a shower floor?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We used this tile on our powder room wall and it is gorgeous. I would use it for a shower floor. Even though it is glass tile, I don't think it would be any more slippery than porcelain tile.

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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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