Sample Board for Triangle Glass Tile by Morjo™
comes with one of each tile in our color palette.
Sample boards should be used wisely with the understanding that all tile can vary by manufacturer batch, even the most expensive brands. This is because tile is fired in a kiln, and that process is more difficult to control than mixing paint, and so there can be differences in shade or hue. Feel free to contact us if you need to know if a color has changed since you ordered your sample board.
Recycled Glass TRIANGLE Tiles by MORJO™
are sold loose by the 1/2 pound (approximately 115+ pieces), which covers slightly over 1/3 of a square foot with a standard 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.) They are opaque when mounted on an opaque surface.
WARNING: COLOR NAMES
The Triangles use the same colors names as Morjo 12mm square tiles, but the colors are not the same for the current batch
of Yellow and the Cyan Blues. Look at the pictures. Yellow is a little greenish, and the Spring Green Light is almost a yellow. The Cyan Blues have hues that are more pewter-ish than desired. Other colors (with less difficult pigments) are spot on. Slight batch variations can always impact matching with square tile colors. Do not assume exact matches. -Joe Moorman 09/10/2019.
The recycled glass is a homogeneous material that cuts cleanly and predictably using the Wheel-bladed Mosaic Glass Cutter
. 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.”
Morjo™ Recycled Glass Triangle Tile
- tile size: ~3/4 inch (20mm) on a side
- thickness: 1/8 nominal (4mm)
- sales unit: 1/2 pound loose tile (about 115+ pieces).
- material: glass
- variety: recycled glass
- pigments: colorfast, UV resistant
- durability: frost-proof, impervious to liquid
- usage: suitable for indoor and outdoor use
Each 1/2-pound bag of about 115+ tiles covers a little over 1/3 of a square foot assuming a standard grout gap of 1/16 inch.
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.
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. All tile varies by batch, but any variance in thickness should be irrelevant to most users. You can use these with other brands of recycled glass and even vitreous glass, although the graininess of some vitreous colors might not look good when combined with the homogeneous glassiness of recycled glass tiles.
Cutting Recycled Glass Triangle Tile
Recycled glass cuts like butter using the Mosaic Glass Cutters
without creating a lot slivers or cutting waste. This makes them ideal for micromosaic or rendering small details in larger work.
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