Morjo ™ 12mm 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 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 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.

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. ;
ImageNameUnit SizePriceBuy
Sample Board Morjo Mosaic Tile 12mm
Morjo Mosaic Tile ™ Sample Board 12mm$11.00
Cyan Blue Deep MMT12B082
Cyan Blue Deep MMT12B0828 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Cyan Blue Tint1 MMT12B081
Cyan Blue Tint1 MMT12B0818 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Cyan Blue Tint2 MMT12B078
Cyan Blue Tint2 MMT12B0788 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Cyan Blue Tint4 MMT12B076
Cyan Blue Tint4 MMT12B0768 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Midnight-Blue-MMT12B110 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm BAGGED
Midnight Blue MMT12B1108 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Ultramarine Blue MMT12B074
Ultramarine Blue MMT12B0748 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Ultramarine-Blue-Tint1-MMT12B113 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Ultramarine Blue Tint1 MMT12B1131 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Ultramarine-Blue-Tint2-MMT12B072 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Ultramarine Blue Tint2 MMT12B0721 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Ultramarine-Blue-Tint3-MMT12B112 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Ultramarine Blue Tint3 MMT12B1121 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Teal MMT12B088
Teal MMT12B0888 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Teal Tint2 MMT12B087
Teal Tint2 MMT12B0878 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Teal-Tint3-MMT12B085 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm BAGGED
Teal Tint3 MMT12B0858 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Mint MMT12B119
Mint MMT12B1198 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Mint-Cream-MMT12B116 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Mint Cream MMT12B1161 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Leaf Green Deep MMT12B118
Leaf Green Deep MMT12B1188 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Spring Pea Green MMT12B092
Spring Pea Green MMT12B0928 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Forest Green MMT12B096
Forest Green MMT12B0968 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Forest Green Tint2 MMT12B094
Forest Green Tint2 MMT12B0948 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Mossy-Brown-Green-MMT12B106 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Mossy Brown Green MMT12B1061 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Mossy-Brown-Green-Tint1-MMT12B104 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Mossy Brown Green Tint1 MMT12B1041 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Chartreuse-Lemon-Lime-MMT12B089 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Chartreuse Lemon Lime MMT12B0891 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Butter-MMT12B099 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Butter MMT12B0991 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Faint-Golden-Yellow-MMT12B037 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Faint Golden Yellow MMT12B0371 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
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Indian Yellow Deep. MMT12B0448 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Yellow Ochre MMT12B039
Yellow Ochre MMT12B0398 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
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Yellow Orange MMT12B0458 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Fiery-Orange-MMT12B047 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm BAGGED
Fiery Orange MMT12B0478 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Orange-Tint2-MMT12B114 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Orange Tint2 MMT12B1141 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Primary-Red-MMT12B117 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm BAGGED
Primary Red MMT12B1178 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Fruit Punch MMT12B019
Fruit Punch MMT12B0198 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Umber MMT12B054
Umber MMT12B0548 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Burnt Umber MMT12B042
Burnt Umber MMT12B0428 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Burnt Umber Tint1 MMT12B027
Burnt Umber Tint1 MMT12B0278 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Burnt Sienna MMT12B034
Burnt Sienna MMT12B0348 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Sienna-MMT12B032 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Sienna MMT12B0321 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Yellow-Sienna-MMT12B040 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Yellow Sienna MMT12B0401 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Sienna-Tint4-MMT12B030 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Sienna Tint4 MMT12B0301 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Cinnamon-Cream-MMT12B025 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Cinnamon Cream MMT12B0251 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Faded-Caramel-Cream-MMT12B024 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Faded Caramel Cream MMT12B0241 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Kahki-MMT12B103 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Khaki MMT12B1031 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Cream-Deep1-MMT12B107 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Cream Deep1 MMT12B1071 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Golden-Cream-MMT12B036 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Golden Cream MMT12B0361 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Lavender-MMT12B060 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Lavender MMT12B0601 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Lavender Pink MMT12B057
Lavender Pink MMT12B0578 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Lavender-Pink-Tint2-MMT12B055 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Lavender Pink Tint2 MMT12B0551 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Lavender-Cream-MMT12B022 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Lavender Cream MMT12B0221 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Purple-Maroon-MMT12B020 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Purple Maroon MMT12B0201 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Salmon MMT12B016
Salmon MMT12B0168 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Salmon-Tint1-MMT12B011 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Salmon Tint1 MMT12B0111 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
Black-MMT12B009 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm BAGGED
Black MMT12B0098 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.26
Medium Gray MMT12B005
Medium Gray MMT12B0058 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
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Light Gray MMT12B0048 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
White-MMT12B001 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm BAGGED
White MMT12B0018 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.26
Ivory MMT12B098
Ivory MMT12B0988 oz bag ~175 tiles (12mm)$3.01
Warm-Fog-White-MMT12B002 Morjo Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile 12mm SHEET
Warm Fog White MMT12B0021 sheet of 49 tiles (12mm)$0.93
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Multicolor Assortment 12mm Morjo™ Glass Tile 1-lb LOOSE1 lb ~320 tiles (12mm)$8.99
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