IRIDESCENT ASSORTMENT of Morjo ™ 12mm Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile is sold LOOSE by the pound, which is different from the individual colors. This 1-POUND should have about 320+ loose tiles. The tiles have a glossy finish, and the glass has solid color throughout (and not just on the tops or bottoms.) They are opaque when mounted on an opaque surface.
These wonderful tiles cut cleanly into tiny pieces with minimal waste, and so they are an ideal material for micromosaic artwork. They are hard and durable and UV-resistant and can be used for the exteriors of commercial buildings. The fusing process for making these tiles from powdered recycled glass is referred to as “warm glass” or “enamel glass” or “pate de verre.” Mounting grids are available.
IRIDESCENT Assortment 12mm Morjo™ Glass Tile 1-lb
- tile size: ~1/2 inch (12mm)
- thickness: 1/8 nominal (4mm), but runs slightly thicker than most other brands nominally 4mm. Can be used in the same mosaics.
- sales unit: 1 pound, which is approximately 320+ LOOSE pieces.
- material: glass
- variety: recycled glass
- pigments: colorfast, UV resistant
- finish: IRIDESCENT
- durability: frost-proof, impervious to liquid
- usage: suitable for indoor and outdoor use
One pound (~320 tiles) covers 91 square inches or 0.6 square feet assuming a standard grout gap of 1/16 inch. You need about 508 tiles (1.6 pounds) to cover one square foot assuming a standard grout gap of 1/16 inch. You need about 645 tiles (2 pounds) for a square foot assuming no grout gap. Use our tile estimator to calculate how much you need for your grouted project.
Note that dry indoor mosaics do not have to be grouted (and thus you can simply mount the tiles tightly together), but outdoor and wet mosaics must have grout to prevent water from penetrating behind the tiles. The best way to ensure that the gaps between the tiles is to leave a 1/16-inch gap instead of pressing them tightly together, and this point seems counterintuitive to some people. Consider this: you can never mount them so closely together that water can’t penetrate it, but you can accidentally put them so close that grout doesn’t get adequately pressed into the crack during the grouting process.
These tiles have a NOMINAL thickness of 1/8 inch (4mm), which is the same nominal thickness as most of the glass tile we sell, but these run slightly thicker by a hair.
Cutting Morjo 12mm Glass Mosaic Tile
The MORJO brand cuts like butter into tiny pieces using a pair of Mosaic Glass Cutters. You can make tiny cubes without a lot slivers or cutting waste. This makes them ideal for micromosaic or rendering small details in larger work.
Use in Mosaic Art
The color palette of the Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile is rich in hue and tint, and this makes it a professional rendering tool suitable for portaiture and murals. The 12mm (~1/2 inch) size is sufficiently large for conventional applications, but the material cuts very cleanly into small pieces that can be used for micromosaic artwork.