Usually all types of glass ceramic and stone
material can be utilized as mosaic tile. Beginners like to use vitreous
glass mosaic tile. The term "vitreous" refers to a glassy stone like
material that appears to be a plain sheet of transparent glass.
There are several types of glass mosaic tile available to choose from including the following:
a)Iridescent mosaic tile
b)Metallic mosaic tie
c)Swirled mosaic tile
d)Mini mosaic tile
e)Vitreous glass mosaic tile
The faces of almost all glass mosaic tiles are
flat and the backs of the swirled, metallic, vitreous and mini tiles
are embossed with small ridges in order to facilitate secured glue
bonding. Almost all glass mosaic tiles can be used for outdoor and
indoor purposes. Here are some of the most common and famous types of
glass mosaic tile:
a)Iridescent glass mosaic tile:
This type of glass mosaic tile is available with a
removable mesh sheet. Each iridescent glass mosaic tile is about
15mmx15m and over 1/8" thick. Most sheets contain around thirty six
tiles. You can also avail larger sheet sizes. The mesh backing this
tile comes mounted on can be easily removed via soaking in hot water.
You can also glue the tiles with the mesh in place as desired. The mesh
is useful as it provides consistent grout spacing between the tiles. If
you are looking for the best, you can go for the finest Italian mosaic
glass made via the tiles fired at high temperature with mineral salts
in order to get the most desired iridescent finish. The final result is
an opalescence that shines like pearl.
b)Metallic glass mosaic tile:
Metallic glass mosaic tiles are widely known for
their brilliant shine with little metallic flakes swirled throughout
the glass. These flakes possess a bright copper golden color and the
final result is awesome. These tiles arrive face mounted on paper. All
you require to do is to soak these tiles in water in order to remove
the paper. Each metallic glass mosaic tile is around ¾"x¾" and over
c)Swirled glass mosaic tiles:
Swirled glass mosaic tiles are usually marbleized
with beautiful swirls of different colored glass like the superior
variety of stained glass. The swirled glass mosaic tiles are molded
into individual tiles. These tiles are then ready to be utilized for
various purposes without any need for cutting. These tiles are
available face-mounted on paper. All you need to do is to soak them
into water and remove the paper.
d)Vitreous glass mosaic tiles:
These glass mosaic tiles are sold in loose bags of
two hundred and twenty five tiles. Each vitreous glass mosaic tile is
¾"x¾" and over 1/8" thick. This tile is known to be the most economical
glass mosaic tile. These tiles are very popular with amateur crafters.
You can easily get a full pallet of colors with beautiful designs and
e)Assorted vitreous glass mosaic tiles:
These glass mosaic tiles are sold in 10 oz bags full of hundred tiles.
f)Mini glass mosaic tiles:
Sold in loose bags of two hundred tiles, each mosaic tile is 3/8"x3/8" and over 1/8" thick.