1 by1 glass tile as a border on a bathroom floor?

cocokeyMay 1, 2012

I am planning my guest bath reno and saw a picture on this website where a single row of 1 by 1 glass tile was used as a border around a white hex floor.in the bathroom. When I went to order the 2 square feet I needed the Daltile rep told me it couldn't be used on the floor. Other tile places have told me they do this all the time without problems. Anyone out there have any experience or opinions on this. The poster I am modeling my br floor after is Sandn from a few years back and I have an email out to her as well. Any suggestions?

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Avanti Tile & Stone

No idea why it couldn't be used. Only issue might be different thicknesses that you may need to allow for.

Remotely possible you might be able to scratch them, but unless you're wearing cleats in there, I doubt it.

You WILL want to use a white thinset, however.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 12:12PM
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Most glass tiles don't have the slip resistance properties suitable to be labeled as acceptable for floor. You won't have any slip issues using one row of 1x1" tiles.

You will have to be careful with the differences in thicknesses but it is very doable!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 12:48PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I have decorative glass tile squares on my bath floor and they are fine. Majority of floor is porcelain with the decorative dots at the corners.

Something like this only with the dots at every corner.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 8:35PM
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Would you mind posting a link to that particular picture so we can really get a full picture. I think a border would be fine! But I have never really walked on any glass tiles so cannot be sure.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 8:48PM
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Thanks so much for the all of the advice and positive feedback thus far. Here is the garden web link with a picture of sandn's beautiful master bathroom in her victorian home.
She also has a blog where she discusses the tile she is using and does say that the glass insert is slightly raised which I am willing to deal with.
Here is the blog URL
I just love what she did in this room!

Here is a link that might be useful: sandn master bathroom

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 9:55PM
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