Arcadia Solaria Random Brick Glass & Slate Tile

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Arcadia Solaria Random Brick Glass & Slate Tile
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Overview

Design Elements

Arcadia Solaria Random Brick Glass + Stone Tile

This stunning combination of the green slate, with the polished glass and etched deco give any room a modern and contemporary ambiance. Add a pop to any room with these beautiful tiles that are versatile; great to use for a back splash for a kitchen or fireplace.

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Specs

Specifications

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Sheet Size
11.75" x 11"
Coverage
0.90 sq. ft.
Color
Green Slate, Metallic Gold, Silver + Bronze, Gold Deco
Material
Glass, Slate + Etched Deco
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?
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I like the variety of materials, and the beauty of the tile will add a touch of elegance to the kitchen.
Linda F on Oct 30, 2018
Should go,well with my granite
Sydney A on Jun 29, 2018
I like the variety of materials, and the beauty of the tile will add a touch of elegance to the kitchen.
Linda F on Oct 30, 2018
Light, beautiful and coordinates with my granite.
V V on Jul 17, 2018
Should go,well with my granite
Sydney A on Jun 29, 2018
I chose this tile because of it's uniqueness. It compliments the colors in my countertops, tile floors, and stainless steel appliances.
Daphine P on Apr 30, 2018
Colors go well with other tile in bathroom. Will use it as an accent in shower and vanity area.
Allison W on Jan 3, 2018
This Arcadia Solaria Random Brick Glass and Slate tile sooks beautiful with our brown maple cabinets.
Terry P on Nov 13, 2017
Perfect for accent for new bathroom shower.
Regena G on Oct 20, 2017
Its a beautiful tile! i'll be using 4 inch stripes as an accent for a shower wall.
Keith H on Oct 6, 2017
this tile compliments the granite countertops very well, beautiful in person too
Kyle V on Sep 28, 2017
It blends well with the tile I picked. Nice accent colors
Carol S on May 19, 2017
I liked that this was interesting but not overpowering.
Scott F on Feb 27, 2017
I want my accent tile in my shower to be vertical and look like water falling
Donna G on Dec 3, 2016
Like the colors
Kenneth O on Nov 29, 2016
Beautiful pattern. Rustic yet modern. Great for the transitional Kitchen look.
Brian N on Nov 2, 2016
I love the mix of glass, metal and slate and the color combination. We looked at thousands of different mosaics and this just was the one!
Jill S on Sep 24, 2016
I thought the green accent was a nice touch
Lanette G on Sep 12, 2016
Actually got the sample by mistake and will use it to accent a less expensive tile in a kitchen backsplash.
Terri R on Jul 18, 2015
Goes well with our granite countertops!
Caroline B on May 20, 2015
mixture of style of glass and slate
alison b on Feb 23, 2015
Light, beautiful and coordinates with my granite.
V V on Jul 17, 2018
I chose this tile because of it's uniqueness. It compliments the colors in my countertops, tile floors, and stainless steel appliances.
Daphine P on Apr 30, 2018
What is the thickness of this tile? Are all the glass tiles the same thickness?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The glass tiles all seem to be the same thickness, about 1/4 ". However, the stone and metal pieces are slightly thicker due to the slate having a rough textured surface and some of the metal pieces having an embossed design on top. That is what makes the pattern so interesting. The variance is probably no more than 1/16th ", if that. You can feel it as you run your hand over the surface, but I don't see that it makes any real difference.

Be sure to pay attention to the need for putting grout release on the textured tiles before grouting. Otherwise you will never get it off without tons of work.
What do I use as a trim where the backsplash stops and there is not a wall there to butt into? Is there a trim that matches?
Joyce L on Sep 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there are pencil liners in a variety of colors and materials, half round and flat on one side, in colored or clear glass and in stone, that are perfect for edging. Do a search on TileBar for "pencil liners" or "accessories"...you will see a wide variety of narrow 12" long liners that would finish your edges nicely. You can pick one that matches one of the tiles in Solaria. (There are other edging options, too, like a wider, entirely different type of tile that matches in color.) I am sure TileBar would help you find a match, or you could order samples. Think each 12" liner is about $9.
How big is a sheet? yes
A shopper on Feb 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 11 3/4" x 11". It will take more grout than what is stated for that size of tile because there are so many grout lines. My suggestion, buy the grout locally, not from Tile Bar. Makes it easier to go back for more.
Are these tiles suitable for installation in showers? If yes, would the recommended grout (Classic Bone Non-Sanded Grout) work for showers as well?
Shannon C on Aug 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend installing these in a shower, due to the deco in the mosaic. Water and moisture can damage the deco and cause it to erode.
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.
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    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.
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      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.
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        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

        • It is recommended to use grout release, then grout the tile, then use a sealant to the tile such as MP90
        • 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

        • Highly recommended to purchase the Glass Installation/Maintenance Kit, which contains all you need to maintain and care for your tiles.
        • . 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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