Our Painted Desert Glass Mosaic Tile Mix is a beautiful desert-themed glass tile assortment with warm earth tones, stone greys and blues, light sky teals and fire orange. This mix includes a combination of Morjo™ Vitreous and low-grain Lojee-Nojee™ tile, which adds textural variety and a great way to sample both brands.
These tiles are hard and durable enough for outdoor installation, yet they can quickly be cut into halves, quarters and triangles with little force using a pair of mosaic glass cutters. The grooved side bonds adhesive more securely and also makes for easier cutting. To plan your design, use a mounting grid.
For a mini version of this mix, check out our Albuquerque assortment.
Painted Desert Glass Mosaic Tile Assortment 3/4-Inch
- Price is per 1 pound (roughly 145+ tiles).
- Tile dimensions: 3/4 inch x 3/4 inch (20mm x 20mm).
- Tile thickness: 4mm (1/8 inch nominal).
- Material: glass
- Coverage: each pound covers 0.69 square feet.
- Coverage: 218 loose tiles cover 1 sq ft. with grout spacing of 1/16 inch.
- Frost-proof, impervious to liquid.
- Suitable for indoor/outdoor use.
Each pound covers 0.69 square feet assuming a standard grout spacing of 1/16 inch. Coverage for 1 square foot requires 218 tiles. Note that cutting tiles generates some scrap, so you may want to budget 5% extra.
Because the 3/4 inch size (20mm) and 1/8 inch nominal thickness (4mm) is industry standard, you can combine these tiles with a wide variety of brands.
Cutting Glass Tile
We recommend the Mosaic Glass Cutter for cutting all types of glass mosaic tile including these. Note, however, that there is a limit to how small they can be cut. Due to their tapered edges, small pieces will tend to tip over. We advise cutting halves and quarters and diagonal triangles, and not much smaller than that. For creating outlines and other details, check out our Rectangle Border Tiles or our Outliners Mosaic Sticks™.
Weldbond adhesive works well for mounting dry indoor mosaics. However, to permanently set outdoor and wet mosaics, use thinset mortar.
Use in Mosaic Art
The affordability, ease of use and durability of these tiles makes them suitable for outdoor projects such as garden décor. The pigment quality also lends itself equally well to photorealistic mosaic images and fine art.
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. You can also visit our How To Mosaic blog or our Mosaic Information Guide.