Because DOLCE GLASS TILES are crafted from
hand-cut, layered, and fused art glass, no two are exactly alike. There
will be slight variations in color, size, surface, shape and texture.
Some will contain small bubbles. Although they are basically uniform,
these unique handmade qualities will contribute to the overall beauty
and character of the tiles. The texture on the reverse side of the
product is created to enhance the appearance of the tiles as well as to
insure the best installation possible.
Installation for DOLCE GLASS TILES is easy and
very similar to other tiles. Use white fulflex thin set. Brands such as
Mapei, Glextile, Tec, and Laticrete are recommended. Each piece must be
back-buttered (because of transparency) and set on a dry surface.
Because DOLCE GLASS TILES are 1/4" thick, special
care must be taken when installing with thicker ceramic tiles. A thick
layer of thinset must be built up to bring them to the same surface
level as the ceramic tiles. If used to cover a large area, a crack
suppression membrane is highly recommended.
For floors and applications where the grout line
is wide, use a sanded grout. Detailed technical instructions and
specifications will come with your order.
Maintenance is simple:
use glass cleaner and a non-abrasive cloth. Avoid paper towels or
newspaper which may cling to the grout.