I have generally enjoyed installing residential tile. There is something about considering wonderfully and making an artistic record that speaks if you ask me with the challenge. Expressing a customer's design vision demands good conversation skills and at least some intuition. Making a client pleased and feeling comfortable in their home atmosphere makes me pleased, too. Nothing may compare to the satisfaction of knowing work has been well done, in seeing a beautiful and effectively mounted tile job. And, indeed, a glass mosaic hardwood installment will look fantastic. That glass mosaic installation sure was challenging in it's complexity.
A short while before Debbie and Rich requested me to complete your bathrooms that will contain tiling a steamer/shower encompass with glass mosaic hardwood, for shower skillet, walls, and ceiling. They chose a clear glass mosaic named Tesserra red #777, non-iridescent, by Oceanside Glasstile of Long Beach, Calif. I think they wanted to see along with have the red hot temperature of a steam bath. The glass mosaic tiles were of the same red shade, but randomly various in saturation: some glass tiles were darker or light than others. Ngói nhựa
Each one of these inch square handmade mosaic glass hardwood was a quarter inch heavy with a completed face area that has been apparently damaged, crazed, or abnormal, maybe not smooth. The tiles came in sheets twelve inches sq, face glued to brown backing report with a water soluble adhesive similar to that particular useful for wallpaper. The tiles reminded me of chipped ice cubes, with edges tapered far from the face and a set back slightly bumpy from molds. Many tiles were reasonably sq, some were somewhat trapezoidal in form, because the molten glass put into the shapes overflowed a sixteenth inch to create a sheet which was damaged apart after cooling.
The toilet had been framed in and sheetrocked surfaces and threshold before my involvement, with green panel put in the steamer/shower surround area. I wanted to leap right in, accepting I really could use a builder's thought paper water buffer on the greenboard, then install cementitious backerboard and parge it with a waterproofing membrane to include steam. But, being a relative novice to any mosaic tile installations, it was a good thing that I had some uncertainty, so I decided to speak first to Oceanside's tech support team experts.
Technical support insisted that I take away the greenboard from the steamer/shower surround. Originally produced as a substrate for right applying hardwood, greenboard has become improper for any toilet use according to building code. Also, there is the opportunity, however slight, that steam moisture can permeate the waterproofing membrane and eventually soften any sheetrock or greenboard, creating deterioration and form buildup wherever it may never dried out. Now created cementitious backerboard, rule permitted, performs greater for tile, particularly in a damp environment.
Then, a vital level to the whole installment, tech support team firmly encouraged me maybe not to utilize a waterproofing membrane directly behind any translucent tile. Water would undoubtedly negotiate behind the tile, especially wherever water might power it, creating a splotchy search where some tile might places look deeper than other areas. Untreated backerboard would allow water to calm away.