RECYCLED LAVENDER 1/2" x 1/2" GLASS TILE
These 1/2" x 1/2" mesh mounted lavender glass tiles give a luminescent quality to any bathroom, kitchen or pool installation.
- Centers: N/A
- Length: 1/2"
- Width: 1/2"
- Diameter: N/A
- Projection: 8mm"
- Made from post consumer glass - recycled bottles, windshields, etc recreated as mosaics
- Sold by the square foot (each 12" x 12" sheet covers 1 square foot)
- Finish Shown: Recycled lavender glass
- Help the environment and look great too!
- Glass Tiles -
Tile must be installed over a suitable substrate to insure a proper installation. Glass tile should be installed over a clean, sound, and flat surface, free of contaminates including curing compounds. Substrate should be free of cracks. If used in a wet area you must waterproof. See manufacturer’s recommendation on a membrane for crack and water protection that is compatible with the setting material you are using. Glass is reflective therefore any inconsistencies in the substrate will result in a poor installation. For pools and fountains we recommend installing a mortar bed according to TCA P601-98. EXPANSION AND CONTROL JOINTS PER TCA EJ171-05 Expansion joints should be installed at all “changes in plane” in the tile work and where tile abuts restraining surfaces, therefore silicone caulking sealant must be installed in all corner joints in place of grout.
To avoid affecting the color of glass tile, White modified thin-set is recommended for all installations. A second option is regular tile wall glue.
Grout joint should be a minimum of 1/16” and not butt set.
Apply thin-set using a trowel as recommended by the manufacturer. Apply as much adhesive as can be covered within 10-15 minutes. Once set in place gently tap using a grout float to insure full bedding and a true surface.
Grout joints should be packed full and free of voids and pits. Clean excess grout as the work progresses before it has hardens completely. Acids should never be used for cleaning grout haze. Use a damp sponge for the final cleaning and to smooth out the grout joints. When grout is completely cured a grout sealer should be applied as recommended by manufacturer.
Tile can be cut using a wet saw with a diamond “cut-off” blade. Edges can be sanded smooth after cutting.
Due to the transparent nature of most of our tile please consider choices carefully. Tiles are handmade so variations in color and texture are to be expected. All tiles should be inspected before installation, as no adjustment will be made after installation.
Abrasive cleaners should not be used. Use a glass cleaner such as Windex and a lint free soft cloth.