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Aurora Marble and Pearl Glass Tile
Grandeur of the highest order. Premium White Thassos marble is paired with Mother of Pearl to create this luxurious one of a kind design that is guaranteed to be a timeless addition to your living space or palatial estate for many years to come. Designed from the highest quality material, this lavish selection exudes a majestic opulence that will captivate your senses and inject a true sense of rich splendor to your surroundings. Ideal for your backsplash or feature wall installation, come experience the sumptuousness of our newest Aurora tile today!
- Chip Size
- Sheet Size
- 12" x 10.4"
- 0.85 Sq. Ft.
- White & Pearl
- Thassos, Royal White, Mother of Pearl
- 10 mm
- Residential Use
- Floor & Wall
- Commercial Use
- Wall only
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Browse 24 questions Browse 24 questions and 50 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar Storeit was prettyKim M on Oct 16, 2017I ordered one as a backsplash centerpiece but it only came with 3 of the connectors...so I had to order another to get 3 more connector pieces. It is absolutely gorgeous!Erin S on Sep 28, 2017How many "flowers" are in one sheet? Only one? Like one person said 6 looks like a nice cluster, but I'm assuming the edges will not be square. Does anyone have pictures of using this as a focal point in a backsplash? I love it, but I can't spend $700 on a "focal point." Thanks!BEST ANSWER: There is one full flower in one sheet.What are the exact dimensions of each piece of tile?BEST ANSWER: Each sheet covers approximately .85 Sq FtIf I order just one tile- the outer white part (not the flower) but the white outer part. Do I only get three of those tile pieces - that's all that
is pictured? But if I order just one tile I would need 6 of those white pieces.BEST ANSWER: I ordered one tile and this tile only has 3 white pieces around it. I too am wondering how to connect the tiles. Tile Bar, please explain.Does it come in flower form? or square?BEST ANSWER: Hi, this tile comes in a flower form mosaic.Finishing the edge when installing? I'd love to see pictures of this used in a project to see how you cut the tile for the straight edge along the top and bottom and left and right? For my kitchen backsplash, the height of the space is 18" (between counter and upper cabinet). It could be 14" if we used the 4" granite splash at the bottom. I'm trying to figure out how I would line these up to have one full row of the flowers centered up and down in this space. But then how do I fill in the remaining few inches above and below each piece? If I buy 2 pieces for every linear foot, can I split the second piece into two and use it to trim the top and bottom of the centered flower? Something tells me this may not work given the shape of each mosaic sheet.BEST ANSWER: We used this tile to fill 2 openings that were 2ft by 3ft with the flower in the middle. You are correct that you need about double the square footage to allow for the design to be a straight line through the middle. It will require that you lay out the material on the floor or a sheet of plywood to achieve the design. It is a bit of a jigsaw puzzle, not as simple as using half sheets. Therefore a very good and experienced tile installer is a must.How big is 1sheet?BEST ANSWER: 12 x 10.4 inches. 0.87 sqft.Can this be used for the bathroom floor?BEST ANSWER: yes, on a residential low traffic floor that would be fine.Is it white or cream or gray in color?BEST ANSWER: It is primarily white , with soft grey tones, very subtle pattern. The more Light the more subtle the pattern becomes. I just installed it in a tub/shower back wall and ceiling , it’s beautifulIs the sample 1 full sheet? What is the size ( in inches ) of the sample?BEST ANSWER: I received one petal from one flower as my sample. I can’t visualize anything with this.How big is each "unit"? I put in the amount of sqft I need (80sqft) and it recommended 105 units. Is a sheet ($125.95) a unit? ThxBEST ANSWER: 1 sheet is 1 unit. Each sheet covers an area of .85sqft.Would like to do a cluster of these flowers on my shower wall. It looks like 6 would make a nice circular design, do you have coordinating tiles that would fill in the rest of the design? What would you recommend.BEST ANSWER: We used it as a center backsplash in our kitchen and glass subway tiles for surrounding area in a taupe/brown color. I would suggest glass tiles in a brown or lavender shade to bring out the colors in the mother of pearl.I was planning on using this for the centerpiece over a 36in cooktop. Would this match with the "VICTORIA PEARL WHITE THASSOS MARBLE AND PEARL SHELL TILE" and if so what would a good dimension be. I am thinking of something similar to the square displayed in the picture but wider to match the cooktop. Something like 36" by ??" Where cutting it would look even on all sides.BEST ANSWER: This would coordinate well with the Victoria Pearl White Thassos and Pearl Shell tile. With that said, you might want to consult with an interior designer or contractor in order to find out what dimensions you should use in your specific backsplash.Do these come round?BEST ANSWER: No, not exactly. Because this tile is a mosaic each section comes with only 3 of the white aurora marble diamond star shaped pieces which surround the center floral design. In order to create the rounded look you see in the picture is to remove the 3 white pieces or buy 2 and add 3 to round it out. That's what I did. I used it for my kitchen backsplash. I used the single flower w/o the white marble pieces for the center of the buffet area for the dinning area and added them to the other floral piece to use in the space between the range and the hood, which is a much larger area of wall space. I hope this helps!Would there be any issues using this tile on a floor with under floor heating? I'm worried about the possibility of the Mother of Pearl delaminating.BEST ANSWER: This product is perfectly acceptable to use on a residential floor with radiant heat.What size is each tile?BEST ANSWER: Dimension is on website. Sheet is not a retangular shape. One flower!!Thickness of tile?BEST ANSWER: This tile is 10 mm thick.How many sheets are needed to do 300 square feet?BEST ANSWER: At least 355 sheets would be needed.I want to put a border around this tile in the base of my shower What 4x12 tile matches it best and is same thickness?BEST ANSWER: I used a border piece like a small crown molding piece made of Calcutta marble ---but we built out the rectangular "portrait" of aurora pieces so that it was a little bit set out from the wall then the chair rail crown made a beautiful frame. The rest of the wall is Calcutta marble....turned out gorgeous & was featured on a TV ad for the builder (my idea though :))Thinking about using it as a focal point in my kitchen, but my back splash field tile is crema marfil. Would this blend, or can I get the piece with crema added?BEST ANSWER: The two should go quite beautifully together. With that said, you should order a sample and see how the two colors look when near each other prior to making the full order.Hi, can I install it on shower walls and seal it with sealant so that the moisture cannot get in ? And how long will it take for moisture to damage the tile if we go ahead with our project -GBEST ANSWER: You can, but I highly recommend that you proceed with caution. It's very difficult to predict how things will turn out, as well as how long it will take for effects to occur.Is this tile ok to use for shower wall with daily water exposure?BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend it due to the pearl and marble. Water and moisture can affect the wear, sheen, and color of natural stone over time. Proceed with caution.Does this coordinate with SERENE WHITE BRICKS SEAMLESS PEARL SHELL TILE and SIMPLE WHITE 3X6 CRYSTALLIZED GLASS "THASSOS" TILE?BEST ANSWER: They all coordinate quite beautifully. With that said, it is always recommended to order samples and see the tiles together in person in the environment and setting they're meant to be applied.I do not see the "button" to order a sample. Could you please advise on how to order a sample? Thank you.BEST ANSWER: Hi there, this problem has been fixed. The sample button is now available.
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.
Due to the nature of the material no two pieces of natural stone are exactly alike. Natural stones are products of nature; therefore, variations in color, pattern, texture, and veining will occur. Verify all products before installation for any damage or defects such as chipped edges, broken pieces. No adjustment will be made after installation.
*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.
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.
When setting tiles we recommend the use of polymer or latex modified thin set or medium bed mortar compliant with ANSI standard A118.4 and is recommended for use with marble tile.
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.
Use a wet-saw with a new, continuous rim diamond blade specifically designed for cutting marble. 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.
Cut edges and corners will be sharp. Always be sure to smooth the cut edges manually with 200-grit wet/dry sandpaper.
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.
We recommend applying grout release prior to grouting, suitable for the respective stone and interior or exterior use, to the tile to facilitate cleaning and for protection against staining from contrasting color grouts. Grout joints should be packed full and free of all voids and pits. Excess grout should be cleaned from the stone surface as the work progresses, before the grout hardens. Do not use acids to clean off excess grout. Prior to grouting, test an area to make sure the stone surface will not scratch.
After the stone is installed, and grouted, seal the stone with an appropriate high quality breathable stone sealer, to minimize water absorption, efflorescence, and potential staining. If necessary, a color enhancer may be applied to bring out the true color of the stone at any time after grouting. Follow sealer manufacturer’s installation instructions. Reseal tile when the stone gets darker or as needed.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Mother of Pearl and Pearl Shell tiles must be regularly cleaned and maintained to extend the life and beauty of the tile. The tiles can be cleaned with a neutral mild detergent. Keep surfaces clean from abrasive dirt and do not use abrasive cleaners, powders, scouring pads, steel wool or sandpaper. Do not let soap, bleach or other cleaning solutions set on the surface. Seashells consist primarily of Calcium Carbonate. They will react with acid including vinegar, acidic foods and carbonated beverages.