Weave Glass Tile Installation Guide
1. Make sure that the surface of application is flat and clean, without any grease or wax.
2. Make sure to keep off water, sand and dust off the surface of application.
3. Apply mortar evenly to the surface of application using the flat side of a notched trowel, making a smooth, consistent bedding of approx. 1/8" thick.
4. Use the notched side of the trowel to roughen the surface.
Tip! The use of white mortar or thinset is recommended to avoid any color change to the mosaic.
5. Apply mortar/thinset to the back of the weave glass mosaic sheets.
6. Use the flat side of the trowel to spread the mortar out evenly; make sure it’s a smooth and consistent bedding.
7. Use the notched side of the trowel to roughen the surface.
Caution! Do not put the mosaic upside down on a rough surface as you are doing this. You may damage or scratch the surface.
8. Firmly apply the mosaic sheets onto the surface of application. Align them carefully.
9. Adjust the mosaic sheets and chips to make them uniform.
10. Make sure gaps are uniformed as well.
Note! Allow at least 12 hours for the mortar to set before proceeding. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for mortar installation instructions.
11. Apply desired color grout onto the surface of the weave glass mosaic using a grout float. Make sure all gaps are covered.
Note! The gaps of the weave glass mosaic are very small. As a result, this procedure may be omitted according to the demand of the project.
Tip! Grout color should be fairly close to the glass itself to avoid “framing the mosaic”.
Tip! The use of an unsanded grout is highly recommended.
12. Use a hydrophilic grout sponge to daub and clean the surface of the weave glass.
Tip! You may choose to use a grout sealer to prevent stain and color change.