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The Trill of the Hunt

 

Mosaic Tile
mosaic tile materials

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

carpe diem

Finishing What I Start

My normal mosaic tile process is selecting the base, gathering the materials, gluing them down, waiting 24 hours and grouting.

Mosaic Tile Form
After 9 months ... pretty sure it's dry.

“Perky Woman”

Glued: Summer of 2010
Grouted: February 3, 2011

I think life is what happened while I was making other plans.  Wonder why I waited so long, she’s beautiful.  Available on our Etsy store.

Tile tip … if  you glue the tile pieces really close together … you don’t have to grout.

Very few materials were needed … just a enormous amount of patience gluing the same color over and over and over again🙂

Love the feeling of stepping back and just gazing.

mosaic tile woman
Measures approx 23"x18" • Weight 5 lbs.