The Fixing of Glass - Mosaics and more
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Fixing glass mosaics
How to make mosaics easier to work with
Glass mosaics tend to come on a sheet approximately 30x30cm in size. The small pieces will be adhered to a mesh, making it very easy to cut the sheets into the desired sizes. Because they are on a mesh, it sometimes makes the sheet ‘floppy’ and difficult to handle.
To overcome the lack of rigidity, we suggest Mosaic Support Mesh. This is a plastic self adhesive mesh which is simply stuck on to the back of any mosaic sheet. It also helps build depth to bring the mosaics in-line with any tiles.
Grouting glass mosaics
The grouting of glass mosaics is a very important consideration. Using the correct grout is important, as some coarse grouts can scratch the surface.
We recommend Mapei Keracolour SF to be used when grouting glass and metallic mosaics as the particles are very fine. Also ensure you use a soft rubber float or squeegee.
Tip: Grout small areas of approximately 1 square metre and remove any excess grout before continuing with a damp sponge. If grout is allowed to dry on the surface of the glass, this can then be dragged across the surface when cleaning down the surface, thus causing scratching.