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Unread 05-26-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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I found a 6" marble mosaic tile frame on ebay, its from lebonon. I wanted to use it as a mirror frame above the vanity (attached to dry wall) . It weights 40 lbs and has a 6" border, weight is aproximatly 45lbs. The wall has been freashly painted with laytex paint. What would be the best way to do this?
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Unread 05-26-2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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Randy,

Once I had the mirror in the frame, I'd hang it like any heavy picture or art object. Use picture frame wire and appropriate sized hooks attached to studs if at all possible. If you go to HD they sell the pieces and specify how much weight they will hold. If attaching the hardware to the frame is part of your problem then I would epoxy them in place with an epoxy approved for use with stone.

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Unread 05-26-2008, 11:35 PM   #3
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the 1x1 marble moasic tile comes attached to a fiber mesh and i would have to attach it myself. This tile comes from lebanon, its rolled up and shipped here and i would be responsible for mounting it. The 1x1 marble is hand made and attached to a fiber mesh and I thought attaching it directly to the wall and then hanging a mirror within the tile border. I was a little concerned about the 40lbs bonding to the paint...would the paint peal off under that amount of weight?

if your interested just do a search on ebay for tile mosaic, filter by highest price first and just look for any items offered from Lebanon. They have a good reputation and some really nice products to offer.

If i knew i was going to be using tile around the mirror i would have preped the surface acordingly when i build the bath. I was just going to use a conventional mirror. When i found this on ebay i fell in love with the design. I hope i can make this work. I will have to post pics of the bath eveyone here (especially Brian) helped me complete. To show my apreciation i have already sent in my donation to the tile education foundation.

Thanks again Brian...your an allright guy
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Unread 05-27-2008, 04:45 AM   #4
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Just let the paint dry fully then tile with whatever adhesive makes you happy
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Unread 05-27-2008, 06:32 AM   #5
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Randy,

I misunderstood the concept. I thought you were talking of having a "picture framed" mirror like I have in my 1/2 bath. In my master bath, I made a "medicine cabinet" using granite, travertine and rainforest marble. I stuck it directly to the wall with Custom marble & granite although any modified thinset (like Versabond) would work. I would avoid mastic because it may stain the stone. Rough up the paint with sandpaper and you should be o.k. I had painted first as well because I didn't want to paint near the newly installed granite.

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Unread 05-28-2008, 12:53 AM   #6
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your work looks great Brian, hopefully mine turns as nice. now...i just hope the business in lebanon is legitamate. They have a good sales/feedback history and tons of great looking items.
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