Metallic Styx Twinkle Glass Tile

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Metallic Styx Twinkle Glass Tile
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Overview

Design Elements

Metallic Styx Twinkle Glass Tile

Mirrors add light, shine, and sparkle. It also adds the illusion of space. These versatile tiles help create an elegant, custom look for any decor. You can also add an artistic and dramatic flair to the room. The mesh backing not only simplifies installation, it also allows the tiles to be separated which adds to their design flexibility.

This tile is not recommended to install in a pool or shower. Mirror glass mosaics are not resistant to alkali and water

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Specs

Specifications

Chip Size
1/4"x2"
Sheet Size
12 3/4" x 12"
Color
Silver and Metallic Silver
Material
Glass + Mirror
Finish
Polished + Frosted
Residential Use
Wall Only
Commercial Use
Wall only
Weight
2.3184

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Why did you choose this?
TileBar Store
This is just what I was looking for! Looks better in person and truly glamorous.
Deborah C on Oct 6, 2018
Its beautiful
Kathi A on Apr 19, 2018
This is just what I was looking for! Looks better in person and truly glamorous.
Deborah C on Oct 6, 2018
I loved the way it sparkles. The thin tiles are beautiful yet subtle. Very classy looking.
sandra l on Apr 21, 2018
Its beautiful
Kathi A on Apr 19, 2018
I liked the style and modern look of the tile
Laurie C on Mar 25, 2018
I fell in love with this tile when I got the sample.
Nancy A on Mar 16, 2018
sparkly
Mia A on Oct 30, 2017
for a powder room wall detail tile with a mirror
Aracelli B on Jan 31, 2017
I'll use this as a bathroom backsplash. The sparkle will brighten our tiny bathroom and go well with the white quartz counter top, which has a sparkly specks in it.
Cathleen A on Sep 8, 2016
adding to Felicity backsplash by stove to give it that ump!
Vickie on Aug 22, 2016
In the picture online this tile looks to have a gold tone to it but it is actually mirror color tone with sparkle tiles, mirror tiles, and frosted glass tile all in mirror color tone. It is amazing. The sparkle and shine is incredible and this tile will go with almost any color scheme. My color scheme is grey/cream tones and this gives a pop of sparkle that was needed in the masculine tones that I have in my home. In love!
Nikki T on May 24, 2016
elegant, classy!
Nicole P on Apr 15, 2016
Love the shine in my kitchen
Marie P on Jul 18, 2015
Have a sample and I love it! It is very simple but elegant effect if you want the mirror look
Clark H on Jun 9, 2015
Love the sparkle.
Shavon B on May 1, 2015
I had already purchased for another home and it was beautiful. Have had many compliments on this tile.
Carolyn G on Jan 27, 2015
I loved the way it sparkles. The thin tiles are beautiful yet subtle. Very classy looking.
sandra l on Apr 21, 2018
I liked the style and modern look of the tile
Laurie C on Mar 25, 2018
Can I use this as a surround around an electric fireplace?
A shopper on Dec 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, absolutely.
my question is about tile maintenance?
Richa C on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: After initial install and grout cleaning, there is minimal maintenance. I only use non abrasive glass cleaner without ammonia or bleach and a microfiber cloth. Don't use scouring pads, steel wool or sponges that scratch. If food or grease gets on it during cooking, then I just wipe it down with a microber cloth or paper towel using glass spray if necessary.
Can anyone tell me what colors are in this when looking at it in person Can anyone tell me what hues are in this tile when viewing it in person? I want neutral hues. Thanks
Kathi A on Apr 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Kathi! Karyn here. First off, the tile is stunning and truly adds a bit of pizzazz if that's what your after. I'd say it's definitely more like pictures 4 & 5 than the others. There is no warmth to these tiles... more "cool". Think icy glamour! They are made up of mirror, a smoky white quartz and a silver sparkle/reflection geo design with the majority being the smoky white quartz. pieces. Hope that helps!
Hello, I would like to know if I used this as a backsplash around the kitchen would it be overkill I mean too much and overwhelming? Thanks Nancy
Nancy A on Jul 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used it as a bathroom backsplash and love it. It doesn't feel busy and it has some nice sparkle. I think it would be OK in the kitchen, as long as your counters and cabinets are pretty simple. It's definitely less busy than a lot of backsplashes you see these days.
what color grout will look good?
Karen M on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I like grout to blend with the tile and not stand out. So I picked a silver grout... It was a long time ago, so I don't remember the color, but I did place grout samples up next to the tile and picked the one that blended the best. Not sure if this helped... but I tried!
Do you have to use a special grout since this is glass tile, so it doesn't scratch?
Yola S on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Non-sanded grout.
Do I need to install concrete backing or can I install it on drywall ? Maximum height is 3.5 feet
A shopper on Dec 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not an installer. I'm sure Tile Bar sure can answer your question if you call them. But I definitely would use some kind of backing.
Is it permanent?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: What do you mean by permanent? It's fabulous and I have it on my kitchen backsplash. No issues at all
Can a good quality thin-set be used as the adhesive for the Styx glass mirror tile for a backsplash or must you use CRL Gunther extra/build mirror mastic?
Yola S on Mar 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Any mirror mastic can be used. We would not recommend using any thinset with this tile.
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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