Glass tiles - the noble trend in many facets
Wall tiles are the particularly beautiful and practical design element for many rooms: whether they make sense in the bathroom and kitchen to enable quick and easy cleaning or a noble tiled floor in the living room, the possibilities for your own design ideas are virtually unlimited the antique tile mosaics showed impressively. The material has made it into design magazines more and more recently: wall tiles made of glass are the chic trend par excellence.
Glass tiles - more than transparent
In the area of wall tiles, glass has established itself as a chic and practical material. When gluing the tiles, there are small differences in processing and in the type of glue and mortar used. Glass tiles are available colored or with additional ceramic motifs.
With the different colors and images over several glass tiles, there are many possibilities for designing a glass mosaic. Whether simple colors as an accent for bathroom furnishings or fresh glass tiles with colorful motifs to give the kitchen a new touch of life, there are many possibilities. Compared to the usual wall tiles, glass tiles are not yet that common and therefore a guaranteed eye-catcher for family, friends and guests. The glass mosaic in particular is enjoying growing popularity. The semi-transparent glass tiles make the mosaic appear fuller.
A glass tile mosaic in combination with natural stone is particularly chic, but also a crystal glass tile mosaic offers a unique effect.
The laying of glass tiles
In order to be able to attach wall tiles made of glass, a stable substrate is required first. This is cleaned with a spatula and should be flat for easy attachment of the glass tiles. In order to be able to attach the wall tiles, you first need a primer, which depends on the substrate. A distinction is made between absorbent and non-absorbent substrates. The right primer is very important for successful bonding.
Before the glass wall tiles are attached, a white, hydraulically quick-hardening mortar must be selected. This is applied to the level surface and the wall tiles. It is also recommended to attach an adhesive bead to the edge of the tiles. The mortar then emerges evenly during laying and can easily be removed after it has hardened. A small knife or a wedge is sufficient for this. The joints are then compacted.
If the glass tiles are to refine a permanently wet area, such as the shower, a special waterproof epoxy resin adhesive is used. This ensures that the wall tiles are really waterproof. This means that there are no damp areas that encourage mold growth. A diamond cutter is used to cut the last tiles to a suitable size. When using a cutting machine, make sure it is water-cooled.