Installation Guide for Glass Wall Tile
Glass wall tile is positioned in the top pick lists for how it gives real clean and shiny look which make your house look much more decorative and elegant. For that, a glass wall tile can come with varied motifs, colors and finishes which you can customize with the existing style and design that you have in your interior design. It is indeed the option which most households choose when they seek for precious and sophisticated look.
The installation of glass wall tile is better to be done by preparing the surface clean, dry, level and free from the cracks. Then, you can use wire brush for removing the mortar, dirt and collected substances, even a sandblaster is necessary for the hard-to-remove ones. For thin setting, use a latex-modified thinset which are designed for use with the glass tiles. Then, you also need to use the notched edged of the trowel when and even layer of thinset has been applied, so use it to comb ridges in the thinset
For grouting, glass wall tile is installed by ensuring first that the surface is clean and free from dirt. Then, you can use a grouting float to apply grout to tiles’ surfaces. You also can ensure that the grout gets between all spaces, use the grouting float and apply it in the upward diagonal motion then spread back and forth.
Firstly, it is always better if you install glass wall tiles by wearing the safety gear such as goggles, then kneepads and rubber gloves. Glass wall tile can be installed safely when you also secure yourself with the perfect safety or protection. Second tip, if you are mixing your own thinset, that you should allow it to sit more about 5 minutes right after it has been mixed for achieving optimal consistency.
Third tip, you should install glass wall tile by removing the paper at the same day that tiles are set if you are using paper backed tiles. This is for ensuring that the glass tiles are set evenly and you can fix any crooked ones before the tiles are permanently affixed in the thinset. Then, you should use white thinset for setting the glass tiles because it will have the least affect on the transparency and color of the tiles. Last tip is, if you are doing the backsplash project for creating focal point, then start from the center is better.