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Glass Tile Home is a direct manufacturer of Glass Tile, Stone Tile, Stone & Glass Tile Blends, Kitchen Backsplashes, Bathrom Tile, Metal Tile, Stone & Metal Tile Blends, Custom Tile Mosaics, Glass mosaic wall tile, and Tile Mosaics.
We set ourselves apart with customer services, incredible selection, the lowest prices, and real people who know tile! contact Glass Tile Home if you have any questions about Glass Tile, Stone Tile, installation of tile in your kitchen or bathroom, Glass Tile Trends and anything else under the sun in regards to you Tile Projects.
All of our products come with a full guarentee. Within 30 days, any product can be return for a full refund or exchanged for any other product! We also allow you to return exttra material back to our warehouse. We are making it easy to save money buy buying your Glass Tile on the internet.
All Glass tile made by Glass Tile Home is comprised of 80% percent recycled glass from post consumer waste, bottles and/or other waste glass, and cullet from the glass making process. This waste would otherwise have entered the solid waste stream. This waste glass is a mix of approximately 40% percent post-consumer and approximately 40% from post industrial cullet waste material.
You can order a sample of any of our glass tile products for 30% off the our Price. When you decide to purchase, you sample fee can be credited to your order amount.
Tile Installation Guide<
Glass tile will last the lifetime of your home if it is installed properly, and if not cleaned with any abrasives, or used in a very high traffic floor area, or abused or installed improperly. Hire an experienced licensed tile contractor is the best advice we can offer.
All glass tiles are wall suitable, some can be used on floors, and some can be used in water features, likes pools or showers, and some can be used in exterior settings depending on climate and mode of installation. Ask your dealer before you purchase where you wish to use the particular tile series.
Iridescent glass is never recommended for waterline pool areas because the UV radiation coupled with pool chemicals will degrade the coating. No tile over 2x2 should be used in a water feature due to potential for cracking due to stress from the cement thinset. We recommend only acrylic. In geographic areas where the temperature range from very hot to cold, the glass series should be tested first prior to full installation.
Glass tile will come mounted with either a fiberglass mesh that secures the individual chips on the back or a water soluble paper that is front mounted or in some cases a clear poly tape that is on the face of the glass tile.
To install any glass tile, especially those that are semi transparent and mounted on mesh back, the installer must “back butter” each sheet and then press into the thinset.
The area where the glass is to be inlaid should be coated with white thinset first, then layer some on the back of the glass sheet, then press gently into the area where the tile is to be placed. In this manner the fiberglass mesh behind the glass tile will be minimized, but it may still be slightly visible.
Use only a white thinset mortar with a high strength from 400-800 lb/square inch for a proper bond and a non sanded grout to match the color of the glass. An acrylic grout should be used, not a cement based grout.
To remove the paper from the front of the tile, let dry 24 hours and then use a warm water solution and rub on the paper using a clean white cloth, or a sponge. The paper is water soluble and the glue and the paper will easily come off.
Our entire tile line is wall suitable; some are floor suitable in light commercial or residential applications. Large format glass tile, 2x2 and larger, should not be used in pool or water applications or in areas with a range of high hot to cold temperature variation. Like above a kitchen stove. Please ask your customer service rep if you have questions on suitability of a particular application.
Glass Tile is difficult to cut. Ask your installer prior to the installation if he has the proper diamond glass saw to make any cuts that may be necessary and if he has the experience in installing glass glass tile.
Metal Tile can be installed easily but the installer needs to use non sanded grout and a rubber trowel, never a metal trowel. If any of the small capped metal pieces falls of the backing it can be re-glued using a simple epoxy. Stone tiles are also easy to install also, but must be sealed when finished. Use an appropriate grout color.
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