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Unread 04-17-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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Will this work OK (Glass tile)

I'm Going to be putting up this glass tile on the walls and ceiling of a friends house, these are the tiles & thinset he bought, will the thinset be ok or should we find Laticrete glass tile adhesive thinset? He selected a Linen colored grout for the project, will that color help to keep the bright appearance of the tile?


The tiles are 1/2" squares, 12x12 sheets. How do I cut these on my saw? I did buy a glass blade.
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Super flex is the only thing I am aware of that Tec allows to be used with glass.


I believe some glass manufacturers do not want membranes behind their glass....

I may be wrong on that last part.
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Paul1 has a good video somewhere here on tips for cutting glass.
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The tile is on a mesh backing, what you see in the pictures is foam sheets between the tiles for packing purposes. The tile does have some type of backing on each individual square if that makes a difference in mortar selection.

I am coming in on this project after his contractor disappeared on him ! The pictured thinset is what that contractor was going to use for the glass, I did't think it was the right product for the job.
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Jay, what I meant is that some glass manufactures do not want a membrane like Kerdi behind their glass.
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Sorry, I mis-understood you. The tile is American Olean "Legacy"
The following is taken from America Olean install recommendations. So I think we're ok on the Kerdi. I looked for Paul1 's video with no luck.

Legacy Glass Installation and Cutting Guide

Installation- American Olean recommends the use of a “Crack Suppression” or “Anti-Fracture” installation product for all Legacy Glass Installations. American Olean also recommends using a white thin-set mortar with a flexible acrylic additive. Apply this mixture with the manufacturer’s recommendations of notch trowel (typically 3/16” x 3/16” V-notch). Spread only enough adhesive as will be covered with the tile within 15 minutes. Back-butter each piece of tile with the flat edge of the trowel. Be sure to achieve full coverage on the back of the tile in order to avoid the notch marks in the thin set
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Should be good to go once you get your hands on the correct thinset.

We like to skim the Kerdi first the day before to keep the orange from sowing through.
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We're going to skim the Kerdi with Laticrete GTA first then get started with the install tomorrow.

There is a change being considered for the grout. He's looking at using Bostik's Dimensions urethane grout now for it's light transmission properties. Any thoughts on this ?

He has some accent tiles to picture frame the niche. I have not tiled a niche before, so if you would, some direction on work progression would be appreciated here. Should I tile the niche first including the picture framing. I'm attaching a pic showing what materials will be used for the niche.
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