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Reflection Paris Gray Mirror Tile 3x6 Subway 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.
Please note this tile is not recommended to install in a pool or shower. Mirrored glass is not resistant to alkali and water.
- Chip Size
- 1 Sq. Ft.
- Antique Silver
- Mirror Glass
- Residential Use
- Wall Only
- Commercial Use
- Wall only
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Browse 21 questions Browse 21 questions and 105 answersWhy did you choose this?TileBar StoreLooks greatmoiza s on Aug 10, 2017Can i use this in my shower? If no any suggestions because I would like glass mirror tiles for my shower walls.BEST ANSWER: I believe it says on the site that it isn't good for showersdo you need grout to install this mirror tile? How do you install these glass tiles?BEST ANSWER: No grout. We used a dab of construction adhesive to attach to the wall.Do you have face plates to match the tiles for switches and outlets?BEST ANSWER: No we do not, sorry.How hard is it to clean?BEST ANSWER: Not hard at all! Clean just as you would any glass - we installed as our kitchen backsplash and I wipe water spots up with a sponge and windex as needed. Have had installed nearly two years and looks same as the day of install.Do you have matching bull nose (sp?) pieces?BEST ANSWER: You can take the tile to a mirror/glass store and generally they can cut and file the sides.How do these last behind a sink ?BEST ANSWER: I have a garden window behind my sink and these mirrored tiles elsewhere...like behind my 6 burner gas cooktop. They clean up easily, having tried many different methods I find a dry rag works best. Good lucki am confused. each little piece of rectangle tile is 3x6? it doesnt look that bigBEST ANSWER: They are three inches by six inches. I used them for my kitchen backsplash and are gorgeousCan this be set using Mastic?BEST ANSWER: Mirror should be installed with CRL Gunther Extra/Build Mirror Mastic or equivalent.what is the recommendation for cleaning the antique mirror tile?BEST ANSWER: Cleaning the mirror is so simple. I use normal glass cleaner but it's rarely needed. The glass never looks smudged or dirty! It is very low matinence.What are Schulter strips please? Where can I see one? Thank you.BEST ANSWER: You can google online. The correct spelling is schluter. It's basically a metal edge to use at the end where the time ends. I bought one to use with these Paris gray beveled glass tiles. I didn't use it because we used the tiles as our edge going up vertically. My tile guy kind of showed me how it would look and these tiles since they have a beveled edge are not suitable to use with the schluter.If you used a running bond pattern how did you trim?BEST ANSWER: When we installed it, it had a wall on both sides so we didn't have to trim it. If you need to trim it you can try using a pencil rail. I don't know what your application area is, but they make stone pencil rails with different color metallic finishes ie. nickel and bronze in a small profile and large ogee style. There are also glass pencil rails.If I get this tile- what would be the best application to adhere such to an untreated brick wall? ThanksBEST ANSWER: Mirror should be installed with CRL Gunther Extra/Build Mirror Mastic or equivalent. Do not use solvent glues, generic adhesives or construction adhesives. CUTTING Cutting mirror should be done using a score and snap tile cutter with an an appropriate wheel. You may also use a glass cutter and straight edge to score and snap the tile. For further information, we recommend speaking with your contractor/installer for specific applications.How difficult is it to cut mirror beveled tiles with wet saw?BEST ANSWER: Not hard, basically the same as cutting porcelain tile. I used a manual score and snap cutter for the majority of it.What pencil or chair rail goes well with the Reflection Paris Gray Mirror Tile?BEST ANSWER: We didn't use either. We used schulster strips to finish the ends.what color grout would you recommend with this tile?BEST ANSWER: If you use grout I would recommend the Dimension Diamond grout. It takes on the color of whatever tile is around with a soft a sparkle, which goes very well with Mirror tiles.Mirror glass mosaics are not resistant to alkali and water is it a good use for a kitchen backsplash?BEST ANSWER: I have it for a kitchen backsplash. As long as your countertop has the few inches of backsplash, I think it should be fine. I would double check that the setup of your sink/faucet doesn't cause a lot of splashing to be safe.Can this tile be used for a accent in a shower?BEST ANSWER: yes, we used this tile as an accent a couple months ago in a shower and it looks amazing!!Is there any LEED criteria met with this product?BEST ANSWER: I don't beleive so ! I ask my husband the tile man he said no ! But I can no be forsure 100 percent ! Josie R.To do a herringbone pattern, what is the recommended overage amount?BEST ANSWER: We always recommend that one should order 10-15% overage. That said, one should always speak with their contractor/installer before ordering.How big is each tile?BEST ANSWER: Each tile is 3"x6"
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.