Custom manufactured by Bison Coating, these textured glass tiles are the first dye-sublimation tiles to meet and exceed ASTM tests set forth by ANSI standards for commercial and residential wall applications. Images are applied to the backside of the glass to protect the dyes from wear and abrasion.
These tiles may not be used in any exterior application. Tempered glass tiles cannot be cut, so for applications where cutting is necessary (corners, holes, etc. in floor installations), you would order non-tempered tile. Tempering is added to the larger tiles for strength. The 6" x 6" tiles meet the ANSI and ASTM standards above without tempering. The 12" x 12" tiles are offered in tempered and non-tempered.
For 12" tile installations, you would want to use the tempered tiles except where cutting is needed. Image the non-tempered tile prior to cutting, as pre-cut tile may fracture during pressing. The non-tempered tile may be cut with a glass cutter, or a tile saw (wet saw application, diamond blade) or using a waterjet cutting service (check your local vendors).
We recommend CEG-Lite 100% Solids commercial epoxy grout by Custom Building Products, in White for mounting the textured glass tile in any application. This adhesive should be readily available in most areas, and has exhibited superior bond strength without damaging the SingleStep white backing on the tiles. If CEG-Lite is not available, any Epoxy mortar in white will work. You should use a grout specifically formulated for use with glass tile. Tiles can be cleaned with any household non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge.
***Only white epoxy can be used to install glass tiles with the SingleStep white backing. All other tile setting materials will damage the coating on the back of the glass.