A. We recommend the use of a fast setting, two-part, polymer-modified white thin set.
A. Standard unsanded tile grouts are recommended.
A. Glass tiles can be cut with a wet saw. The blade should be formulated specifically for cutting glass (a large number of small diamonds arranged on a continuous rim) to prevent large chunks of glass from chipping away. Straight, end to end cuts can also be achieved using a straight tile cutter. It is important to use generous amounts of water to cool the tile while cutting.
A. Yes, glass can be drilled or cored with a diamond tipped coring bit. Again, use lots of water.
A. Our glass tiles are made to order, so no cancellations will be accepted after production has started. If you are dissatisfied with the product because of quality, please contact our representative BEFORE installation. They will ensure that all issues are dealt with.
A. Yes. However you should expect a small variation in shade, which is normal for every new batch produced. All the materials used to make glass tiles are excavated from the earth, and over time the sources vary slightly in composition. To avoid disappointment, please order extra material. A good guideline is to order 10 to 15% extra.
A. Glass is extremely hard. It is equivalent to porcelain and granite – specifically, glass measures a hardness of 6 on the Mohs scale (compared to 1 for talc and 10 for diamond).
A. Glass does not absorb anything; that is why it is favored for food containers and cooking. Cleaning is a simple matter of using common soap and water.
A. The glass will last indefinitely. Our glazes will never fade or deteriorate.
A. Glass is very strong but it is also brittle. Under normal circumstances, glass will not break or deteriorate, and once attached to a wall or floor, it will be as strong as any other tile; but if you hit it hard or try to bend it, it will break. That said, millions of windows on buildings and cars depend on the strength of glass.
A. Our glass tiles are perfect for interiors and wet areas such as showers and kitchens. Properly textured, Reflections in Glass Tile is also available for floors. They are also excellent in outdoor applications, such as fountains and swimming pools. Be sure to specify the application so that we can manufacture exactly what you need. For example, we manufacture surface mounted sheets for pools and fountains that provide the best possible adhesion to the substrate. There is no extra cost for this service.
A. Glass tiles are excellent for covering swimming pools. The glass resists chemical attack and is easy to clean. Special pieces can be manufactured to cover round corners, stair nosing, and even depth markers.
A. Yes, glass tile can be used on floors. However, glass can be very smooth and therefore slippery unless the surface is specifically designed to be slip resistant. Reflections in Glass Tile is not designed to be slip resistant, but we can work with you to apply a slip-resistant coating if needed.
A. Please contact us to place an order.