Glass tile installation questions
First, thanks to all the information presented on this forum we are almost ready to post some final pictures -Yay! We need to have the floor guy fix his oversite and do the backsplash and we should be good to go.
We plan on doing a vertical set pattern of Mirage Glass Tile Mosaic Cane series broken up with a few vertical columns of 4X8 beach glass. The Mirage glass pattern is made up of three different width and length interlocking glass pieces. The backsplash will run under the cabinets and behind cooktop will go to the ceiling. Hubby had done a lot of tile installs (mostly ceramic) and I have the following questions:
1. Can you set the glass tile directly on sheet rock or is a different substrate needed for glass tiles (Durock, wonderboard,hardibacker,etc)?
2. The installer who owns the tile company from which I plan on buying my tile has quoted sanded grout, yet the Mirage company says they recommend unsanded. Has anyone had experience using sanded grout on glass - result?? Any other comments and recommendations?
3. Anyone ever use Star Quartz Glass Grout? I heard it is more expensive but gives it a cool look.
4. Any other advice you learned to pass along with regard to installing a glass backsplash??