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We have added a beautifuk line of glass tiles to our selection. The Gold Leaf Glass Tiles are perfect for both indoor and out door applications. Choose from a pallete of translucent and opaque colors in shades to bring stylish and revitalizing looks to a variety of finishes. Subtle shade variations is what makes this glass tile.
Supreme Glass Tiles now offering a glass tile bullnose for the subway tile series. Although not available in all colors, it is available in the most popular colors. The size is 1″ x 6″ in length.
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Have you thought of mixing colors with the glass subway tiles? Here is a perfect example of mixing both the grey and dark grey glass subway tiles from Supreme Glass Tiles.
It is possible to spend only a weekend creating a beautiful tile shower. Everything you need should be easy to find at any hardware store. The first step is to take your old blocks off well so the new slabs can look beautiful. You should wear safety gear such as goggles and gloves while you use a reciprocating saw, which you will need when cutting the edges of your old shower tile and the old backer board. Do not to cut very deep into the wall because there may be plumbing or even wiring behind the tiles.
Using a hammer, crush your old blocks and the backer board. Clear any debris. Put in your new backer board but ensure that the factory edge parallels the edge of the bath pan. Leave some space from the top of the shower pan to the board so no water gets between them.
Apply thin set mortar on the backer board with a trowel. Try to get it as even as possible and then make ridges in your mortar with the trowel’s notched edge. Apply the mortar in small sections so it does not dry while you are placing your tiles.
Once you start placing your slabs, press them evenly but lightly so the mortar is not forced to the sides of each tile. Sort of twist each one into place, embedding them in your mortar. Make sure to use safety gear while cutting the blocks around plumbing and corners. Use a wet saw for this task.
Because it is so important to have the right amount of space in between each tile, place plastic spacers in between them. This is a crucial step when installing a new blocked shower so the tiles are evenly placed. When you are done, let the tiles set for 24 hours. The plastic spacers should remain in place while your slabs are drying.
When the tiles are dry and it is time to grout, press the grout in between them. The best tool to use is a grout float. Scrape the extra grout with the grout float and also use your sponge to wipe the blocks clean. Wiping diagonally will give you the best result. If there is a thin layer of grout on the slabs after it dries you should use some type of soft cloth to get it off.
The last step is to seal the grout by painting sealer on top of it once the grout is dry. Use a sponge brush. Following these step-by-step instructions will give you a beautiful new bath in no time.
A very common question when selecting glass for a kitchen backsplash is whether it needs to be mesh backing or paper faced? This can be an easy answer or it can be a complex answer. There are two different types of glass tile that will get either one or the other.
The first type of tile is a translucent glass. A translucent glass is a type of tile that you could actually hold up and see right thru it. The most common types of glass that is translucent is a recycled glass or an oval, penny round or brick type of tile. Majority of translucent glass tiles are paper faced. The reason that most of these are paper faced is because the mesh backing can be seen through the glass tile.
When installing this type of glass tile, you want to use a small notch trowel when spreading your mastic on the installation surface. After spreading the mastic, you will want to flatten down or knock down the trowel marks. The reason for doing this is when installing the glass tiles, you do not want to see the trowel marks through the glass tiles.
Another key to think about when installing the translucent tile is to make sure the surface behind the tile is white. If you have a painted kitchen and the walls are currently a dark or strong color, that color could appear thru the glass tile. If installing the translucent tile make sure the surface is painted white first and make sure the use of white thin set as well.
The second type of glass is where the glass itself is a crystal type glass with the color backed on the back. Most 4mm or 8mm crystal type glass is clear and then the color of the tile is applied on the back of the tile giving it the color. There normally is not a concern with seeing the mesh backing thru this tile. The same precautions still need to be taken into consideration for installation as well.
The last thing to take into consideration is the grout. To play it safe the best grout to use is either an un sanded grout or specialty grout. The reason you will wand an un sanded grout is there is no sand particles in the unsanded grout. Sand particles found in sanded grout can possibly scratch the surface of the glass. The specialty grouts do not have any sand particles in them including the epoxy grout and urethane grouts.
Always check with the supplier if there are any questions pertaining to the choice of tile for the project at hand.