Beach Glass Alternative


mildly tumbled stained glass factory scrap 2.2 lbs

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Our Beach Glass Alternative is 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of lightly tumbled stained glass scrap straight from the factory. The glass is minimally tumbled to get rid of most of the sharp edges but NOT tumbled enough to frost most of the surface of the glass to make it look like old beach glass. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you are actually using the stuff in a mosaic.

Unlike real beach glass, our beach glass alternative isn’t overly porous and vulnerable to staining by grout. Unlike artificial beach glass made from recycled bottles, our beach glass doesn’t include a lot of pieces too small or too oddly shaped to be used easily in a glue-then-grout mosaic. Instead, our Alternative is mostly flat pieces.

Note that the Beach Glass Alternative does contain some pieces of transparent clear glass and the occasional tile that you might not care to use. We have calculated the price accordingly. Please do not order if that is a problem.

These tumbled shards of stained glass can be cut quickly with minimal force using our Mosaic Glass Cutters. Rubbing Stones and Marble Files can be used to round off sharp points and corners of cut pieces.

Each 2.2-lb bag is approximately 1.5 to 1.8 square feet of glass.


The thickness is approximately 1/8 inch and nominally the same as the 3/8-inch and 3/4-inch glass mosaic tile we sell.

Cutting Tile

Our Beach Glass Alternative can be cut quickly with minimal force using our Mosaic Glass Cutters.

Beach Glass Alternative

  • tumbled stained glass factory scrap with occasional sharp edges.
  • Piece size: varies.
  • Thickness: 1/8 inch.
  • Coverage: a 2.2-pound bag covers about 1.5 to 1.8 square feet.
  • Pigments: colorfast metal oxide.
  • Material: glass with solid color throughout.
  • Suitable for indoor/outdoor use.
  • Frost-proof and impermeable to liquid.
  • Not recommended for floors.
  • Colors: assorted. vary by bag.

How To Make Mosaics

For more advice on designing your mosaic project or cutting and grouting tile, please see our Mosaic Frequently Asked Questions page or our How To Mosaic blog or our Mosaic Information Guide.