Irregular Glazed Ceramic Tile are molded pieces in the irregular shapes shown. They are sold by the 1/4 pound, which is over 80 pieces, unless a batch is running slightly thicker than normal. The thickness is about 3-4mm with slight variation.
The product is scooped at random, and we cannot control the quantity of each shape in a 1/4-pound scoop or pick certain shapes for you. The shapes come mixed as assortments from the factory.
Irregular Glazed Ceramic Tile
- Sold by the 1/4 pound.
- piece count: around 80+
- glazed ceramic tile in molded angular shapes.
- sizes: around an inch and less.
- thickness: roughly 3-4mm. varies slightly.
- not certified for flooring. The glazes of the metallic colors would be extremely vulnerable to scratching.
- metallic and iridized colors should not be used outdoors or in wet environments.
- Susceptible to freeze damage. Use a tile and grout sealer.
Preventing Freeze Damage
Glazed ceramic materials are particularly susceptible to freeze damage, as are all porous materials. There are micro cracks in the glaze, which allows moisture to penetrate into the pores of the ceramic and then freeze, expand and crack the material. This can be minimized by sealing your FINISHED mosaic with multiple applications of a tile and grout sealer from the local building material store. You can also prevent this damage by bringing you stepping stones and mosaic lawn sculptures inside for the winter months.
Piece count varies because thickness varies by batch, but assume 80+ pieces per 1/4 pound.
Each 1/4-pound sales unit should cover an area of roughly 5 x 5 inches or 25 square inches (0.17 square feet) assuming a small grout gap.
The thickness varies between batches and even within a batch, but not by much. Most artists could mix these with glass mosaic tile and not be bothered by any slight difference in thickness, but if a batch ran particularly thick, the unglazed sides of the ceramic tile might be slightly visible above the thinner glass tile if you don’t grout.
These can be cut with a Mosaic Tile Nipper such as we sell, but there may be some scrap.
Use in Mosaic Art
As discussed above, sealing with a tile and grout sealer is important for preventing freeze damage. These can be used with glass mosaic tile. We do not recommend these for use in flooring because the glazes might scratch, particularly the metallic colors. The metallic and iridized colors should not be used outdoors or in wet environments.
How To Make Mosaic Art
For more advice on designing your mosaic project or mounting, cutting, and grouting tile, please see our page of Mosaic Frequently Asked Questions or our Mosaic Information Guide, which lists instructional pages described by topic. We also post new articles about making mosaics at our How to Mosaic Blog.;
|Calyx-Green-Tint-2-IRREGULAR-H142||4 oz ~80 tiles||$4.69|
|Cayenne Red IRREGULAR H4||4 oz ~80 tiles||$4.69|
|Icon-Pink-IRREGULAR-H6003||4 oz ~80 tiles||$4.69|
|James-Burgundy-IRREGULAR-H47||4 oz ~80 tiles||$4.69|
|Lemon-Dodge-IRREGULAR-H73||4 oz ~80 tiles||$4.69|
|Metallic-Brass-Tone-IRREGULAR-H01||4 oz ~80 tiles||$5.99|
|Metallic-Mirror-Tone-IRREGULAR-H02||4 oz ~80 tiles||$5.99|
|Irregular Glazed Ceramic Tile|