Aquatic Sky Blue 2x2 Square Glass Tile

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Aquatic Sky Blue 2x2 Square Glass Tile
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Overview

Design Elements

Aquatic Sky Blue 2x2 Square 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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Specs

Specifications

Chip Size
2"x2"
Sheet Size
11 3/4" x 11 3/4"
Coverage
0.96 Sq. Ft.
Color
Light 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?
TileBar Store
picks up the color of my pool looks gorgeous
Jill G on Aug 18, 2018
color and size is just what i am looking for
Tracey M on Aug 29, 2017
picks up the color of my pool looks gorgeous
Jill G on Aug 18, 2018
want it for my bathroom bath splash..Saw it somewhere else,but they didn't have enough to do what I wanted to do,so found you...Hopefully it will work in my bathroom..
cheryl T on Jan 22, 2018
color and size is just what i am looking for
Tracey M on Aug 29, 2017
our lights picked up the colors and swirls better in this Aquatic Sky blue rather than the Aquatic Ocean blue.
David C on Aug 25, 2017
COLORS
MARK J on Jul 5, 2017
looking for a nice backsplash for our kitchen
Patricia K on Apr 2, 2017
Detail is gorgeous, for a bathroom countertop and possibly more ..
TERESA N on Mar 29, 2017
Will use as countertop in a houseboat small galley. Love the colors for this purpose.
Dorothy T on Sep 9, 2016
Have a "beachy" home and am using it to make a border on a mirror as I did with the small ones. Love this tile!
Judith C on Sep 2, 2016
This tile is the exact color of my bathroom and I mixed it with Aquatic Ocean Blue French Pattern for contrast.
Madelyn B on Aug 6, 2016
Loved how this tile worked as background for a mosaic surfboard. Mixed it with the complimentary 1 x 1 tiles...beautiful!!
Betsy H on Jul 15, 2016
Tried several samples, this one just said "wow!"
William N on Jun 26, 2016
shimmers
Beverly O on Apr 2, 2016
Color and fun pattern
Connie M on Feb 15, 2016
I think it is very striking and out of the ordinary....
Donald S on Nov 27, 2015
It looks gorgeous as the backsplash to a white kitchen with grey accents.
Bridget G on Aug 19, 2015
COLOR< COLOR These will be a perfect accent for my tabletop.
gina w on Aug 3, 2015
I wanted an affordable glass tile in blue color. The 2 x 2 tile size will work well for my pool upgrade.
Ray K on Jun 12, 2015
Color and pattern not offered in our local stores
Jessica B on Apr 11, 2015
I'm remodeling my bathroom and want ocean theme colors
Migdalia P on Mar 25, 2015
want it for my bathroom bath splash..Saw it somewhere else,but they didn't have enough to do what I wanted to do,so found you...Hopefully it will work in my bathroom..
cheryl T on Jan 22, 2018
our lights picked up the colors and swirls better in this Aquatic Sky blue rather than the Aquatic Ocean blue.
David C on Aug 25, 2017
How thick is the glass and can it be installed in a steam shower?
Terri c on Apr 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The tile is 6 mm thick and is suitable for use in a steam shower.
What is the size of a sheet?
A shopper on Mar 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 11 1/2 incb. Make sure you buy thr special glass grout with it.unfortunately it only comea ina aize for about 30 sheets. It is expensive but totally worth it. My backsplash is gorgeous. Bridget
Can this be used in pool waterline?
Adam H on Mar 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not, it would look awesome. We used Aquatic Sky Blue in our shower as accent and on the floor and love it. in our previous home we had a pool and used an iridescent glass tile as accent on the swim shelf and steps, never had a problem. I would show your installers a sample.
does it have a bullnose that comes in the same color or what do you recomend?
Paul M on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I did not inquire about a bullnose since I used the tile to make a mosaic. It is a very beautiful time and I used both the large and the small tiles. Hope this helps you
How big is the sample size?
Michelle L on Jul 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I did not request a small sample. I believe if you order a sample you may only get one small square. Call them up. I am sure they will share that information. At the request of my pool installer I ordered three full size 12 x 12 tile sheets so that he could evaluate them. The tiles were fairly well packaged but they still arrived with chipping and damaged corners. It may be difficult to have full size tiles shipped without some minor damage.
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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