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01-25-2014, 06:13 PM
Hi! New here (well, previously posted years ago but lost login info) and I received the most excellent advice so am trying again on another project.

For use on a shower floor? Having read throughout this forum I am so confused if yes or no. Tile info below.

Artistry In Mosaics Glass Tiles
glossy, dippled, iridescent finish. Tile size: 25x50mm - 1x2". Thickness: 8mm - 1/4. Grout joint: Approx. 1/16. Sq. ft. per sheet: 1. Sheet Size: 12" x 12". Tile per sheet: 98. Mounting: Clear film-faced. Impervious to liquids and vapors. Resistant to fading, staining and discoloration. Simple to install with standard tools. Non-flammable. Suitable for interior and exterior applications, in wet or dry locations, including kitchen backsplashes, shower walls, swimming pools and residential floors (not slip resistant).

Additionally, can MOP be used on a bathroom counter top with an undermount, rectangular or square sink? Tile info below.

River Shell White Shell Mosaic Sheet 25mm - 3/4"
Natural shell mosaic sheets. Mesh-backed. Sheet size of 11.8" x 11.8". Suitable for: interior walls, exterior walls (under canopy or porch cover), interior floors (light traffic, no slip resistance), countertops, tabletops, backsplashes, shower walls, tub surrounds and ceilings.

As always, I appreciate any advice given.


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MAPEI - Technical Service
01-25-2014, 06:29 PM
The manufacturer is saying no due to the tiles not being slip resistant. There is nothing about being on a shower floor that will hurt the tiles themselves but you would be using them at your own risk. Personally I would not put them in my own shower.

Houston Remodeler
01-25-2014, 07:03 PM
The other problem is the nature of the MOP itself. MOP is made from nacre (, which is calcium carbonate. Most common household cleaners contain acid and will etch, eat, and if severe enough, will destroy the MOP.

Might wanna leave the MOP for the backsplash .

Higher Standard Tile
01-25-2014, 08:55 PM
And if you put glass mosaic in a wet area like a shower floor paper faced mounting is better.

The mesh on the backs of the tile is usually mounted with a water based adhesive that isn't the best for shower floors.

01-28-2014, 07:54 AM
Many Thanks!