Aura Mini Metallic Glass Mosaic Tiles 3/8-Inch are sold temporarily face-mounted on removable paper sheets. These are the same thickness (~1/8 inch) as most of the glass tile we sell, and so they can easily be used in the same mosaic. Price is per sheet of 81 tiles.
Aura Mini Metallic Glass Mosaic Tiles 3/8-Inch
- tile size: 3/8 inch (10mm)
- thickness: 1/8 nominal (4mm)
- sales unit: 81 tiles temporarily mounted face down on paper
- sheet size: 3.8 x 3.8 inches
- material: glass
- variety: metallic (copper dust embedded in glass)
- pigments: colorfast, UV resistant
- durability: frost-proof, impervious to liquid
- usage: suitable for indoor and outdoor use
One sheet of 81 tiles will cover approximately 1/10 square feet assuming a standard grout gap of approximately 1/32 inch. To cover 1 square foot with the standard grout gap for this size, 796 tiles are needed. Most mosaic mounting paper is 1.15 square feet and requires 841 tiles (29 tiles x 29 tiles). Use our tile estimator to calculate how much you need for your project.
Tile thickness is 1/8 inch nominal, the same as most of the glass mosaic tile we sell, which means that these can be used with other types and brands. Never assume that colors of different sizes will match exactly even if they have the same name because they often come from different manufacturer batches.
The Mosaic Glass Cutter is recommended for cutting all types of glass mosaic tile including these. Note that there is a limit to how small 3/8-inch tile can be cut because the sides of the tiles are tapered, and small pieces tend to fall over. We cut halves and quarters and diagonal triangles but do not try to go small than that, at least most of the time. If you are making the fine details of your image and need to cut smaller, you can lean pieces against each other, but that can get tedious.
Use in Mosaic Art
We like to use these to add sparkle to stepping stones and other mixed-media mosaic projects and not so much for rendering mosaic images, although they can be used with great affect for figurative elements such as sky, water, jewerly, windows, etc., basically anything where a little bit of bling is needed.
How To Make Mosaics
For more advice on designing your mosaic project or mounting, cutting, and grouting tile, please see our page of Mosaic Frequently Asked Questions or our Mosaic Information Guide, which lists instructional pages described by topic. We also post new articles about making mosaics at our How to Mosaic Blog.;