Blue and White Floral China Pebbles Porcelain Tiles are glazed ovals sold on sheets of fiberglass mesh, which can be pulled off or cut apart with scissors. These are made in a porcelain factory to look like tiles broken from china plates and rounded by tumbling. They have rounded edges and corners, as if they were rounded by tumbling on a beach, although the finish is shiny gloss not tumbled. The backs of the tiles are unglazed and have grooves to help adhesives and mortars bond more securely. There are three sizes of tiles that come mixed randomly in the sheet: 5/8-inch, 1-inch, and 1.5-inch. NOT ALL SHEETS CONTAIN THE 1.5-INCH SIZE. Most ovals are the 5/8 and 1-inch sizes.
Blue and White Floral China Pebbles Porcelain Tiles
- tile size: 5/8-inch, 1-inch, and 1.5-inch mixed RANDOMLY
- tile count: varies due to random size distribution
- sheet size: roughly 1/4 square foot
- thickness: 3/16 inch nominal
- sales unit: mesh sheet roughly 1/4 sq ft, not perfectly square due to the shape of the tiles.
- material: porcelain
- variety: glazed
- pigments: colorfast, UV resistant
- durability: frost-proof, impervious to liquid
- usage: suitable for indoor and outdoor use
Roughly 1/4 square foot.
Both His Holiness the Pope and His Holiness the Dalai Lama have issued edicts stating that these sheets are not perfectly square and vary sheet to sheet in shape and in piece count and that people who complain about this because they did not read the product description or look at the bleeding pictures should be ashamed of themselves.
These are slightly thicker than the glass tile we sell, but that isn’t a problem if you are wanting your mosaic to have texture with tiles and regions that are a little higher than others. (Raised elements might be problematic on a table top or floor, but for other mosaics, texture and dimension are an easy way to add visual interest to your work.)
Cutting Glazed Porcelain Tile
Glazed Porcelain Tile can be cut using the Compound Tile Nipper we sell.
Use in Mosaic Art
These are best used randomly with other materials in mixed-media mosaics or in pique assiette work with pieces cut from plates and dinnerware.