MiniGee™ glass mosaic tile by Morjo™ are the MINI 10mm versions of our Lojee-Nojee™ glass tiles. These are a low-grain variety of vitreous glass with much fewer specks. Most colors have no specks at all. These tiles are sold loose by the quarter kilogram (8.5 ounces = approximately 375 pieces). They are UV resistant and factory certified for commercial exteriors, swimming pools, backsplashes, showers, murals, as well as art-&-craft projects like mosaic stepping stones. You can use these with other brands of 3/8 inch (10mm) vitreous. The red, orange, and yellow colors in our mini Morjo vitreous compliment the Lojee Nojee™ color palette quite well.
The backs of these glass mosaic tiles are embossed to help the cement or adhesive bond more securely. Except of 1 or 2 colors, the embossed pattern is the tic-tac-toe pattern most people prefer for ease of cutting. See photos. They are competitively priced yet suitable for fine art. Mounting grids are available.
MiniGee™ Low-Grain Glass Mosaic Tile 3/8-Inch
- tile size: 3/8 inch (10mm
- thickness: 1/8 nominal (4mm)
- sales unit: 8.5 ounces (approximately 375 tiles)
- material: glass
- variety: low-grain vitreous for fewer specks
- pigments: colorfast, UV resistant
- durability: frost-proof, impervious to liquid
- usage: suitable for indoor and outdoor use
With a standard grout gap of approximately 1/32 inch, one bag of approximately 375 tiles will cover 0.48 square feet. Approximately 731 loose tiles are needed to cover 1 square foot using the standard grout gap. If you are not using a grout gap (not recommended for wet mosaics or mosaics subject to freezing precipitation), then you need about 930 tiles to cover each square foot, You can use our tile estimator to calculate how much you need for your project.
Tile thickness is 1/8 inch nominal, the same as most of the glass mosaic tile we sell, which means that these can be used with other types and brands. There are larger 20mm versions of these available (Logee Nogee), and many of the color names are the same, but do not assume that they will match exactly because our current inventory of each size often comes from different manufacturer batches.
Cutting Morjo 3/8-Inch Vitreous
We recommend using the wheel-blade Mosaic Glass Cutter we sell to cut all types of glass mosaic tile including vitreous. (Regular tile nippers are for ceramic tile, and they tend to crush glass tile.)
Note that there is a practical limit to how small they can be cut because the sides of the tiles are tapered, and small pieces tend to fall over. We cut halves and quarters and diagonal triangles but do not try to go small than that, at least most of the time. If you are making the fine details of your image and need to cut smaller, you can lean pieces against each other, but that can get tedious.
Using Vitreous in Mosaic Art
The Morjo™ brand is economical enough for use in craft projects, but it can also be used for fine art and murals. There are enough colors available in the brand itself to render sophisticated images, including naturalistic portraits and landscapes, and these can be combined with other brands of the same size.
How To Make Mosaics
For more advice on designing your mosaic project or cutting and grouting tile, please see our Mosaic Frequently Asked Questions page or our How To Mosaic blog or our Mosaic Information Guide.;