Morjo ™ 12mm IRIDESCENT Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile

49 tiles 1/2 inch on removable paper sheet 3.625 x 3.625 in

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Description

12mm Iridescent Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile by MORJO Mosaic Tile are sold on removable paper sheets of 49 tiles glued face down with chalky-backs showing. (Remove by paper and chalky mold release by soaking for about 1/2 hour.) Each sheet covers approximately 1/11 of a square foot assuming a grout gap of 1/16 inch. These tiles have a glossy finish, and the glass has solid color throughout (and not just on the tops or bottoms.) Opaque when mounted on an opaque surface. Back sides are chalky, but they wash clean when the paper is soaked off the faces. More details below:

Chalky backs of tile
Chalky BACKS of tile are showing. The faces are nice and glossy, but they come face down on the removable paper sheets. Soak the tiles for about a half hour to remove the paper.

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.

Soaking To Remove Paper

Soaking to remove paper is NOT extra work! Why not? Because you should always rinse loose tile to remove glass dust created during shipment. These tiles are glued with starch glue, which turns to jelly in water and is rinsed away. Please do not order if that is a problem. These are a premium material intended for artists wanting the best colors at a competitive price. Soak for less than 1/2 hour to avoid turning the paper to pulp.

White Chalk on Bottoms

There is factory chalk on the bottoms of the tiles, which rinses off easily in the soaking process. The tiles look as photographed on our website once soaked free of the paper.

Morjo 1/2-Inch Iridescent Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile

  • tile size: ~1/2 inch (12mm)
  • thickness: 1/8 nominal (4mm), but runs slightly thicker than most other brands nominally 4mm
  • sales unit: 49 tiles temporarily mounted face down on paper.
  • sheet size: 3.625 x 3.625 inches (~1/11 square foot).
  • material: glass
  • variety: recycled glass
  • pigments: colorfast, UV resistant
  • durability: frost-proof, impervious to liquid
  • usage: suitable for indoor and outdoor use

Coverage

Each sheet of 49 tiles is 3.625 inch x 3.625 inch and covers 1/11 of a square foot assuming a standard grout gap of 1/16 inch. Use our tile estimator to calculate how much you need for your grouted project. For no grout gap, you will need about 13.2 sheets to cover each square foot.

Grout Gap?

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.

Compatibility

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 than Elementile and vitreous.

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.

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ImageNameUnit SizePriceBuy
Cyan Blue Deep IRID12B0821 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Cyan Blue Tint1 IRID12B0811 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Cyan Blue Tint2 IRID12B0781 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Cyan Blue Tint3 IRID12B0771 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Cyan Blue Tint4 IRID12B0761 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Midnight Blue IRID12B1108 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.60
Ultramarine Blue Dark IRID12B0758 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.60
Ultramarine Blue IRID12B0741 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Ultramarine Blue Tint1 IRID12B1131 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Ultramarine Blue Tint2 IRID12B0721 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Ultramarine Blue Tint3 IRID12B1121 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Teal IRID12B0881 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Teal Tint2 IRID12B0871 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Teal Tint3 IRID12B0851 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Teal Tint4 IRID12B0841 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Mint IRID12B1191 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Mint Cream IRID12B1161 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Leaf Green Deep IRID12B1181 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Spring Pea Green IRID12B0921 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Light Spring Green IRID12B0911 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Spring Green Muted Tint IRID12B1151 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Forest Green IRID12B0961 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Forest Green Tint2 IRID12B0941 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Mossy Brown Green IRID12B1061 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Mossy Brown Green Tint1 IRID12B1041 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Chartreuse Lemon Lime IRID12B0891 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Butter IRID12B0991 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Yellow IRID12B0431 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Faint Golden Yellow IRID12B0371 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Indian Yellow Deep. IRID12B0441 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Yellow Ochre IRID12B0391 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Yellow Orange IRID12B0451 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Fiery Orange IRID12B0471 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Orange Tint2 IRID12B1141 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Red Orange IRID12B0481 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Primary Red IRID12B1171 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Fruit Punch IRID12B0191 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Umber IRID12B0541 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Deep Brown Maroon IRID12B0531 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Burnt Umber IRID12B0421 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Burnt Umber Tint1 IRID12B0271 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Burnt Sienna IRID12B0341 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Sienna IRID12B0321 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Yellow Sienna IRID12B0401 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Sienna Tint4 IRID12B0301 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Cinnamon Cream IRID12B0251 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Faded Caramel Cream IRID12B0241 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Kahki IRID12B1031 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Cream Deep1 IRID12B1071 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Golden Cream IRID12B0361 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Purple IRID12B0621 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Lavender IRID12B0601 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Lavender Deep IRID12B1111 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Lavender Pink IRID12B0571 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Lavender Pink Tint2 IRID12B0551 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Purple Maroon IRID12B0201 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Salmon IRID12B0161 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Salmon Tint1 IRID12B0111 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Black IRID12B0098 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.60
Dark Gray IRID12B0071 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Medium Gray IRID12B0051 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Light Gray IRID12B0041 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
White IRID12B0018 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.60
Ivory IRID12B0981 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
Warm Fog White IRID12B0021 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$1.10
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