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RE: XPost from Kitchens: Bill or Mongo, Glass Tile Install (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: bill_vincent on 02.22.2009 at 11:20 am in Bathrooms Forum

Labels of ready mix mastic at big box stores say not to use for glass tile.


DH read that acrylic based should be used, is it true?

Acrylic, latex, or polymer modified, however it's worded on the bag. It's all same same. No matter how it reads, it should be a portland cement based powdered thinset.

Also same goes for grout, what type?

Same thing-- it should be a modified sanded grout.

Is it critical to use caulk at the base between the tile and granite or grout is OK?

Caulking ONLY.

Any advice for finishing the edges?

You can just finish with the factory edge of the glass, or you can use one of the metal finish bullnose strips available from Schluter. You could also trim it out in wood finished to match your cabinets, if you like. Lots of options. :-)


clipped on: 05.29.2009 at 10:54 pm    last updated on: 05.29.2009 at 10:54 pm