Arcadia Bonsai Tint Random Brick Glass & Slate Tile

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Arcadia Bonsai Tint Random Brick Glass & Slate Tile
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Overview

Design Elements

Arcadia Bonsai Tint Random Brick Glass + Stone Tile

This jaw dropping combination of painted iridescent foil slate, polished glass and aluminum give any room a modern and contemporary ambiance. Add a pop of color to any room with these beautiful tiles that are versatile, unique and great to use for a kitchen backsplash or fireplace. Dare to be different with the Bonsai Tint Random Brick Glass and Slate Tile from our Arcadia Collection.

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Specs

Specifications

Chip Size
Random
Sheet Size
11.75" x 11"
Coverage
0.90 sq. ft.
Color
Aluminum, Painted Iridescent Foil, Metallic Silver + Bronze
Material
Metal, Slate, + 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
Weight
3.3000
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Why did you choose this?
TileBar Store
This is beautiful tile. I used it in my kitchen backsplash. I am now renovating my btathroom and we are using this to add color./interest. It changes color depending on the lighting.
W E on May 17, 2018
We are tiling window sills and like the way light will shine on them.
David L on Feb 12, 2018
This is beautiful tile. I used it in my kitchen backsplash. I am now renovating my btathroom and we are using this to add color./interest. It changes color depending on the lighting.
W E on May 17, 2018
I wanted to give my grey bathroom some color with a classy look. This does it!
Shelby F on May 16, 2018
We are tiling window sills and like the way light will shine on them.
David L on Feb 12, 2018
This is a very unique tile. The pictures don't really do a good job of portraying how stunning the tile is. As many have stated, depending on the viewer's angle and the lighting in the room, the tile will either take on a bright or much more subtle color. I really like this tile and plan to install it as a backsplash in my kitchen.
Brandon W on Feb 10, 2018
We will be using 4 rows of this tile as an accent strip on our white subway tile backsplash in the kitchen.
Marya B on Jan 2, 2018
I love the multi-color design with some green color.
Vicky Mhay H on Dec 23, 2017
color and want full sample
horseybyl on Nov 21, 2017
I just love the color variations in this tile and it looks great in my bathroom.
Kimm C on Nov 6, 2017
used it before-love the look of the iridescent glass
Kerrin F on Nov 2, 2017
Because it is made of the colors we want for our designer kitchen and makes my wife very happy!
Steven H on Aug 11, 2017
love the color and design of this tile. will look great around my new bathtub.
Kimm C on Aug 5, 2017
variety of colors fit my contemporary style renovation project
Vera H on Jul 29, 2017
love the colors
Tiffanie W on Jul 18, 2017
I ordered a sample and loved the variations in color and tiles. It looks very calming and fun!
Julia C on Jun 19, 2017
The colors are the effect I am looking for to blend with my copper sinks and give the bathroom a bit of zip and out of the ordinary appearance. I hope the square I bought is what I'm hoping for so I can order enough to finish it off.
It has been out of stock, and now I will have the tile I had wanted to begin with. Thanks for getting this tile again.
Catherine R on Jun 10, 2017
Loved the colors. It looked great when the sun hit it. Would order it again and may
kathy f on Jun 9, 2017
I love love love the backsplash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jean M on Mar 18, 2017
I didn't get this one. I received a really cool black and white marble piece - not quite our color scheme.
Scott F on Feb 27, 2017
I liked the color variation to add as an accent for an otherwise monochromatic color scheme.
jeffery C on Feb 20, 2017
Love the colors combined with neutrals.
Gina B on Feb 5, 2017
Beautiful iridescent color and metal. Takes bright or direct light to really look this good.
David B on Jan 30, 2017
Love the color and style. Perfect for my contemporary kitchen!
Maggie M on Jan 30, 2017
WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS TILE IN OUR BATHROOM!
heidi s on Jan 22, 2017
the multi-color easily blends with the existing color n design.
barbara c on Jan 9, 2017
We ordered a sample of this tile and were very pleased with it's style and grandeur. Definitely recommend to others
Samir P on Jan 7, 2017
the colorful variety seems intriguing and so different from the norm
Gene G on Jan 7, 2017
The glass/slate combo went well with the rest of our house, but the bright colors allow a fun twist for our remodeled kids bathroom. Definitely more purple then green, at least the full sample we ordered. My husband wasn't a huge fan as he thought it was too colorful, but my kids loved it and it makes me smile when I see it. Can't wait to see it installed!
Daniel L on Dec 7, 2016
Love the unique style and texture.
Valerie M on Nov 2, 2016
I like the diversity in color. The sample was a great way to try it out.
Barbara W on Oct 27, 2016
The varied colors. However they are lost if the tile isn't lit
Elana I on Oct 25, 2016
Loved that it was different -- multi textured and multicolored-- reflecting light-- wanted something that was "neutral" but neutral really by being multicolored-- and not bland---and contemporary
Mary Ellen R on Oct 24, 2016
It's beautiful and adds subtle color to the kitchen
Jennifer k on Oct 17, 2016
I had been looking at this tile for two years. I should have just ordered it and not looked any further. It was one of those times when you see it you know you love it immediately. It's absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to get it installed on my fireplace.
Cynthia R on Oct 10, 2016
Wanted to see larger sample before ordering large quantity. Rather pay restock fee on one sheet versus entire order. Looking forward to ordering kitchen tile then on to the bathrooms!
Diane D on Sep 7, 2016
Appearance (greens, blues, purples--iridescence) will go well with home/kitchen decor and current renovation. Looking forward to this kitchen backsplash project.
Cheng H on Aug 10, 2016
Elegant coloring with subtle cheer. Captures and gently reflects light. Use for small or large bath or kitchen. Large multiple of decor choices to use with this tile - paint colors and metal finishes. Textures with mixed materials.
dawn w on Aug 7, 2016
Color
Hollis A on Jul 17, 2016
Variety of colors, material and it makes a great statement wall in the shower.
Elvira R on Jul 5, 2016
It matches everything perfectly and will be used as an accent tile
carol g on May 14, 2016
The colors attracted me.
Mary S on Apr 12, 2016
Is subtle and dramatic, all depending on the angle or lighting. Has depth and colorful accents (if light is right), a varied, less vibrant color palette when the lighting is less intense. Very sophisticated tile to introduce some intense color, without it being overwhelming.
Wendy P on Mar 27, 2016
Beautiful colors
Anne G on Mar 23, 2016
love the colors in it - better than pictured.
Susan R on Mar 9, 2016
Ordered full sheet sample and loved it. Happy it's NOT as colorful as pic. Iridescence comes and goes depending on changing light while staying classy. Colors go with cherry cabinets, stainless steel/white appliances, may even change to white counter top. Touch of gray goes with slate floors.
Christie M on Nov 1, 2015
this tile offers a contemporary feel without being too "out there". the colors are subtle, though the photo online doesn't suggest so. without exacting direct light, the brightness wont be achieved but will show on and off in an enticing manner. my kitchen is loaded with windows so I expect to be able to see the color more than someone with fewer windows
Dani J on Oct 28, 2015
It is the most beautiful tile that I saw with my pattern. Which was confirmed by the comments.
W E on Oct 27, 2015
I purchased a sample and looks great with out cabinets and granite countertops. I think it will complement the colors in my home.
Pamela B on Oct 21, 2015
Vivid colors
Mary M on Oct 1, 2015
Beautiful color that reflex light.
Melissa V on Sep 7, 2015
Thought it looked fun:)
Kelley H on Sep 3, 2015
I wanted to give my grey bathroom some color with a classy look. This does it!
Shelby F on May 16, 2018
This is a very unique tile. The pictures don't really do a good job of portraying how stunning the tile is. As many have stated, depending on the viewer's angle and the lighting in the room, the tile will either take on a bright or much more subtle color. I really like this tile and plan to install it as a backsplash in my kitchen.
Brandon W on Feb 10, 2018
How big is a sample?
N R on May 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say around 3" by 6". IT will give you a good idea of what the product looks like. We have it as backsplash in the kitchen and it actually seems to changes colors as the light changes. There is a fluorescence to some of the stone, never seen anything like it. Also, this picture doesn't do it justice, much more than shown here. The guy who installed our was going to get it for his own place.
Are there matching trim pieces for the end of a backsplash?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: At this time we do not carry a corresponding trim pieces for this tile. You can browse our collection of trim pieces here: https://tilebar.com/collection/trim-pieces.html
How big is a sheet?
Maggie M on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 11 3/4 X 11 /1/4 for a sheet. I'd say the sample was 3" X 6". Sent the sample to my Mother who had the same backsplash installed in her kitchen. The picture odes NOT do this tile justice. More blue her punctuated with stainless and glass. It is somehow fluorescent, pieces of it actually glow and it changes colors depending on the light. All of our friends agree that we've outdone them in picking this one out. I still sit in the family room and stare of the kitchen backsplash. Do order a sample.
What outlet plates were used with this tile?
Maggie M on Dec 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We didn't use our tiles in a location that had to deal with switchplates. In addition, we used our tiles outside so I am not certain if indoor lighting or wall colors will impact how your tiles will look. All of that being said, I find the tiles to have so many beautiful colors plus the reflectiveness of the glass tiles AND the silvery brushed aluminum that if you considered a glass mirrored-type or a matte or brushed aluminum-looking cover it would absoultely be a beautiful look. (The tiles are GORGEOUS, a bit of a challenge to grout, and completely worth the trouble.)
When I first found this beautiful tile, the comment describing installation said "Does not require grout." It is being installed at this moment and I am checking again to see that comment and I find that you recommend the non-sanded gray grout. Does it have to be grouted?
Carol P on Jan 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have NOT grouted mine.
I have GROUT to do mine..but I keep from doing it.
I might..but yes definitely unsanded otherwise it would scratch and dull the glass tile. and its beautiful and we don't want to damage it. But I GET HUGE compliments on it..ungrouted...its been in a year or so..
I'm thinking of using this as an accent between the larger tiles for our kitchen backsplash. Any suggestions on the colors of the main tile that would be a good compliment?
Cathy on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These tiles are iridescent and show a different color depending on the light. Depending on your kitchen and counter top I would choose a complementary glass tile. Really like blue/green I would have put the matching blue green glass tile. But there is yellow/red/blue/green/purple and stainless steel. Depending on colors of your kitchen(mine is white) you have to pick what would match. My suggestion is to get a sample and take it to where ever you are going to buy the rest of the tile. Choose a few pieces buy one tile of what you would think and take it home and put that plus your sample in the area that you are going to be doing this to -- and go look at each in turn and see if one simply is 'the one'. I enjoy my whole backsplash of this as it is so pretty and not the same. I actually saw this first and designed the kitchen around it.
Can this be used in a shower stall?
Darcy W on Jun 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Although this is incredibly beautiful tile and I love mine. I would be wary of using it in a shower. It has metal tiles at random throughout and if it's not the right type of metal it might rust and constant cleaning products/scrubbing as you do in most showers might damage it. It's a beautiful kitchen backsplash though which is what I used it for.
I want to use this in my kitchen. What tile is used for trim/edges?
Maggie M on Oct 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I ran it vertically from green granite countertop to dark wood upper cabinets. So, I had no trim. If i needed it, I love copper so would have looked for a copper accent trim, or stainless would work nicely too. What I DO recommendis that you try it horizontally and vertically. My favorite part of this tile is the irredescence and depending on the lighting in your room, it may shine quite differently depending on the direction. It looks a lot like rain running vertically. I love it.
Some of the pieces have texture, is it hard to keep clean in the kitchen? Do you need to seal the tile?
Mishele B on Feb 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We used four rows as an accent against 6" white vertically stacked subway tiles. They haven't been an issue for us to keep clean. We only sealed the grout since the slate in this product isn't natural stone. We love the Arcadia Bonsai!
Is this tile good for outside? I want to install it in full, all day sunlight. This area also goes from freezing to 110 deg.
Nancy G on Dec 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We live in the high desert region of New Mexico. Temps get above 100 in the summer and below zero at times in the winter (hail, snow, etc.). I used these tiles on a post covered with concrete board at our front door, full sun half the day, and used a fancy grout product from a tile company (not a bigboxstore). The premixed grout might bave been called TilePro (it was a bit tricky to get the hang of but it is en EXCELLENT, rugged product). The tiles/grout have been in the weather for two years and look BEAUTIFUL. Direct sunlight makes the colors more vivid/contrast-y and then as the light changes the colors become more muted and closer to soft pastels. The tiles are amazing.
After installation as a backsplash on the existing wall in the kitchen what is the depth of the tile to the back of the wall? Can you install directly on the wall or you need to install backer plate etc.? Please recommend. Total noobie here.
Vzz 1 on Jul 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If using on a kitchen wall, you use the drywall directly, but adhere with MASTIC with a V notched trowel-placing trowel directly against the wall and pulling. This helps minimize the thickness of mastic. If in shower, use cement backer board that is mold/waterproof. The depth would be the thickness of the tile plus a little for the mastic. Hope this helps!! DYI projects help you build equity!! Good luck!
My Arcadia bonsai is tile is going in tomorrow, but I'm still not sure what color to paint the walls or what color Grout to use. I don't want white walls, my cabinets are a warm gray and counters white. What color paint and Grout do recommend?
Mishele B on Mar 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: When I purchased this a few years ago, the designer recommendation on the website was, "non-sanded gray grout" and that is what I purchased with the tile. The result is perfect and as you described your colors, I think this would be the best. I did not want white either and the recommended grout color works in beautifully with the tile colors and looks very natural & blended. I hope this helps and best of luck. My tile is still wonderful after several years; I still love it and it lends quite a nice surround to my soaking tub stall.
where is this made ?
barbara c on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The tile was manufactured in China.
Will it damage tile if you use a glitter grout additive??
Josie G on Mar 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thay is an unusual idea - I have no experience with that however I will say that regular grout, which in itself has a rough texture, caused NO damage to any of the tiles. If no one else replies with any more specific experience or thoughts I would recommend making the effort to do a test. These tiles are so cool, IF here is any way it can work I am sure you will be so happy with the finished product. Good luck!

(p. s. - I installed my tiles outside, exposed to all weather/direct sun and they are holding up perfectly.)
This tile has texture, is it hard to keep clean in the kitchen?
Mishele B on Feb 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I only ordered a sample and then 1 square. Did not choose this particular tile to install...
Can I buy 1 sheet of tiles?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, absolutely.
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 PM 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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