Blue Willow China Tiles 1-Inch 30 Pieces are glazed porcelain 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 cut from china plates. The faces are not perfectly flat but bulged out with rounded edges and corners, and this makes the tiles look 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.
Blue Willow China Tiles 1-Inch 30 Pieces
- tile size: 1 inch (25mm)
- sheet size: 6.375 inch x 5.375 inch
- thickness: 3/16 inch nominal
- sales unit: one mesh sheet of 30 tiles
- material: porcelain
- variety: glazed
- pigments: colorfast, UV resistant
- durability: frost-proof, impervious to liquid
- usage: suitable for indoor and outdoor use
One sheet of 30 pieces will cover 0.23 square feet assuming a standard grout gap of approximately 1/8 inch. To cover 1 square foot, you would need 4 sheets plus 1 tile, which would give you 121 tiles arranged 11 pieces x 11 pieces. We sell these for use as accents instead of area coverage.
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 1-inch tiles can be used to make borders around mosaic pictures or used randomly with other materials in mixed-media mosaics or in pique assiette work with pieces cut from plates and dinnerware. Used in sheets for area coverage, these could make a great kitchen backsplash.