Imitation Gold Mosaic Glass Smooth 20mm (3/4 Inch) is SILVER (Ag) alloy leaf fused under hand-cut glass and sold in sheets of 49 tiles mounted on removable clear film (1/4 square foot). These are what some competitors are selling as real gold mosaic (shame, shame), but they are great for what they are: a beautiful and economical alternative to real gold mosaic.
These are hand-cut tiles, but they are fairly square and uniform for the most part. Note that the backs are coated with a yellow epoxy to inhibit oxidation from tarnishing the silver foil.
Imitation Gold Mosaic Glass SMOOTH 20mm (3/4 Inch) 49 Tiles
- tile size: 3/4 inch (20mm)
- thickness: 1/8 nominal (4mm)
- sales unit: 49 tiles mounted on removable clear film
- material: glass fused over silver leaf
- variety: molded tile
- colorfast, UV resistant
- durability: frost-proof, impervious to liquid
- usage: suitable for indoor and outdoor use
One sheet of 49 tiles covers 1/4 square foot. Use our tile estimator to calculate how much you need for your project. Add about 5% extra to account for cutting scrap.
These can be mixed and used with most brands of 3/4 inch mosaic tile because their thickness is 1/8 inch nominal (4mm), which is a common industry standard. BUT, keep in mind that these are hand cut and do not have beveled edges like molded tile, and this means they will not fit into mounting grids as deeply as the molded tile.
Cutting Imitation Gold Mosaic Glass
Imitation Gold Mosaic Glass can be cut into halves, quarters, triangles and irregular shapes using our Mosaic Glass Cutter.
Use in Mosaic Art
These are an attractive and affordable alternative to real gold.