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These instructions will serve as a guideline for the installation of our Lush® line of glass tile. We advise you to hire a licensed professional tile installer who is experienced with the installation of glass tile.
Lush® glass tile is made of clear glass with colorant kiln fired onto the back of the tile. It is important that you inspect your entire order to ensure that it is acceptable before installation. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your order please contact us immediately at 877-439-9734 or Service@modwalls.com.Installation Constitutes Acceptance.
modwalls® Lush® glass tile is suitable for both interior and exterior wall applications in both wet and dry areas.
Preparing the existing surface is the most critical task of any tile installation. The tile must be placed on a rigid, level, plumb and structurally sound surface to avoid problems. The surface should be clean, dry and free of contaminants that could prevent a good bond.
The recommended substrate is a cement backer board such as HardieBacker. Gypsum board may also be acceptable for interior dry installations only.
Per ANSI 118.4 compliance, we recommend using a white, thin-set mortar modified with polymer or latex.Do NOT attempt to install with a mastic.
The necessary tools for Lush® glass tile installation are: tile float, large bucket, 3/16" V-notched trowel, 1/16" or 1/8" tile spacers, sponge, lint free cloth and a wet saw with a new Diamond Blade (appropriate for cutting glass tile). Lush® glass tile may be successfully cut using a glass score and snap method.
Grout haze is a very thin layer of grout which has been allowed to dry on the surface of the tile. During installation the grout must be completely wiped off the surface of the tile. The surface of the tiles must then be buffed with a soft cloth to remove any residual grout film.
NOTE: There is very little that can be done to remove grout haze once the grout has dried overnight. There are commercial acid grout haze removers, but this is not always guaranteed to work and can potentially damage the surface of the tile.