It doesn’t take an enormous amount of material to complete a personal mosaic tile project. Gather some vintage china, a couple of pounds of assorted tile, or glass, and a few odds and ends along with mosaic tile tools, a base to glue the materials to and the proper adhesives for the job.
Approximate number of tiles needed to cover 1 square foot
225 – 3/4″ Tiles
729 – 3/8″ Tiles
400 – 5/8″ Tiles
144 – 1″ Tiles
Approximate Number of Tiles by the Pound
As tile weight varies by style & color … there may be more or less per bag.
1″ inch Sheet Tile – 144 tiles per sheet 12″x12″
3/4″ inch tiles – approx. 225 tiles to cover 1 square foot
1/2 pound bag = approx. 70 tiles
1 pound bag = approx. 140 tiles
3/8″ inch tiles
Approx. 720 tiles to cover 1 square foot
1/2 pound bag = approx. 300 tiles
1 pound bag = approx. 600 tiles
5/8″ inch tiles
Approx. 400 tile to cover 1 square foot
Vintage China · Gems · Bits & Pieces
Quantity of materials will vary depending on the weight
Iridescent Stained Glass Tiles are authentic stained glass with a lustrous rainbow-like play of color that changes as the angle of view changes.
Use whole or cut with a Wheeled Tile Nipper. Apply a small amount of glue to the back of each piece and it will stick to any clean (dry) surface. Each piece is approx. – .75 in x .75 in x .125 inches
3/4″ Glass squares are hand-cut … which means the stained glass tile pieces are random in nature and are not perfectly squared. (with the exception of the white iridescent tile which has a clean beveled edge)
Rule of thumb … it takes 218 uncut – 3/4″ inch glass mosaic tiles to cover 1 square foot. That’s factoring in a grout line that is approximately 1/16″ inch. If you cut the tile, or add bits and pieces to your project, you won’t need as much tile as you think.
1/2 lb. bag of 3/4″ tiles holds approximately 72 tiles.
1 lb. bag of 3/4″ tiles holds approximately 145 tiles.