glass tile backsplash with no grout lines

fortarcher1February 26, 2010

I am redoing my kitchen and have purchased some glass tile.(super cheap! 75 cents a sqft. at I would like to know if there is a way to install with out having to have grout lines. I thought of gluing to the wall and butting the tile right up to each other. Any suggestions?

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Why do you not want any grout lines? You could put them close together but even if you do I believe you would need to grout maybe with unsanded grout to fill in any little openings... you definitely do not want moisture to get in behind your tiles. If you do put them right to the wall you will need to prep the wall. Score it really good so the adhesive will grab. And, use thinset so they will adhere. You can't go wrong with thinset.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2010 at 2:11AM
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Amen - good advice EMT. You w/be much happier w/the overall appearance of your mosaic, if you grout, as well as the issue EMT mentioned - moisture. Thinset, IMO, is the only adhesive for such a project.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2010 at 8:14AM
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