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The microbial staining could also be due to residual organic glue used to face mount or back mount the glass tiles. This glue becomes a source of food for microbial growth.

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The proper way to cut glass tile is either with a continuous rim diamond blade either wet or dry. Also you can cut glass tile with manual tile cutters.

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First of all, hollow sounding tiles is not considered a defect. There are no standards addressing hollow sounds, other to say that hollow sounds don’t necessary mean it is a problem.

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When there isn’t a white coating on the back of the glass tile, then the installer has to make sure the thin-set mortar adhesive is a uniform color and that the thin-set mortar is applied with continuous flat manner.

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Whether it is stone tile or ceramic tile or porcelain tile or glass tile, if the tile becomes loose or unbonded, then we refer to that either as a tile that debonded or we might say the tile has delaminated from its substrate.

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There are no mandatory requirements to install glass tile over an ANSI A118.12 crack isolation membrane, unless the substrate to which the tile will be adhered to has non-structural cracks.

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I work for The Home Depot in Florida in the flooring department. Outside temperatures at this time of the year, or most of the year, can be in the 90’s and we stock and sell ceramic tiles for outdoor use. I am telling customers that are wanting to install to a cement pad or base in full sun that it could be dangerous

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I had a glass tile kitchen backsplash installed and the installers used a white grout. The glass tile was pale aqua, pale blue, pale grey..like water ripples, now it is dark teal, dark blue and dark grey and the white grout is the first thing that you notice. I have search everywhere for a grout colorant that will restore the color and characteristics of the tile.

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Installing Thin Glass Deco Inserts – We’re using GE Silicon to glue a piece of our glass mosaic to a piece of Formica in order to increase the thickness so it can be dropped into a stone border design. Do you see any drawbacks to this? The scored Formica back will be in contact with the thinset, or whatever setting method is used for the stone. The piece of glass will not be more than 2”x2”. Will the silicon yellow in sunlight? Can the silicon withstand freeze-thaw cycles? Any other questions I should be asking the manufacturer?

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Current Industry Standards and Design Options by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – TileLetter, May 2014, page 54– Industry standards state that all tile installations must have movement joints. If you don’t install movement joints, and there is some problem with the tile installation, then the fingers will be

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