Albastro is made from high-grade glass, and it is an excellent product to use for cooking area backsplashes, indoor and outdoor areas, shower wall surfaces, and accent wall.
Install Type: Thin-Set
Usage: Residential, Commercial
Application: Wall, Backsplash
Sq. Ft.: 1 sq. ft.
Tiles Per Box: 15
Albastro is a glass mosaic with a mix of white and black tones. The primary advantages of purchasing glass mosaics are that they are normally environmentally-friendly, highly-customizable, and they are resistant to mold and mildew. We supply other mosaic varieties such as stone, stainless steel, and blend.
- Mosaic is a low-maintenance building material and also, at the same time, highly-durable.
- Shipping is available within Canada.
- Shipping tiles can be offered at purchasers request with an additional cost based on standard charges from major shipping companies.
- Special arrangements may be made for international buyers.
(Note: If you are planning to place a large order or need to inquire about pricing, please do not hesitate to give us a call today at (416) 752-4446.)
Ceramic Tile World has a variety of glass mosaics such as Blend Crema, Blend Brown, Yahly White, Yahly Grey, and Yahly Brown. We also have a line-up of mosaic items such as stone, stainless steel, and blend. Pay a visit to our tile store and start designing your projects.
Kitchen Backsplashes, Indoor and Outdoor Area, Shower Walls, Accent Wall
We had a great experience at this store. We bought tiles for our 4 bathrooms, laundry room, pantry, 2 fireplaces and all of our hardwood and vinyl. Prices are reasonable and their customer service is great. Dina was amazing and so friendly! She’s very knowledgeable and she offered so many great suggestions to help with our selection. She’s a gem! We also met the owner Steve and he was also great We’ve recommended this place to all our friends and we’ll continue to do so.
Very knowledgeable and helpful.
Really great selection and people. They have good quality and a wide selection that works for all budgets. All their materials are good quality. Yani was incredibly helpful and helped us make some good decisions for our kitchen and washroom renovations. They have a lot more than tiles, including shower and bath systems and hardware. We found a good quality trough drain here too. We are repeat customers and this was the second time sourcing from this fine business.
They were very helpful to us in planning our shower installation. We bought porcelain tiles and a sliding door, both for a very reasonable price. We are considering a pre-fab floor, which is expensive, but promises better performance than the alternative. I would definitely recommend them highly.
Needed builder tile for a 5 year old home (homeowner had only 41 pieces and I needed about 100). Had no idea what tile it was. The team at Ceramic Tile helped me figure out what the tile was, ordered it in and got me working within 1 business day! Thanks guys!
We had a great experience at Ceramic Tile World. Dina was amazing and super helpful. The have a huge selection and they were able to work with our tight timeline. Will definitely go back for future projects.
Very helpful staff, great selection. Dina was great and helped out with design options. Couldn’t be happier, we’d go back for sure. Have kitchen and washroom renovations coming up, we have our tile store.
Knowledgeable staff, family run business, large sample tiles that I could move around to compare different options in the showroom. Got a great deal on some end of stock tiles for a kitchen project and had enough leftover to tile the front hall!
Everyone I’ve dealt with here has made my shopping process enjoyable. They have a great selection of tiles from all the big companies and better prices. Sales staff are willing to work through design ideas with me and can pull out tiles to support my “vision”. Responsive via email, happy to send sample boards home.
What’s the Cost?
They are sold in sheets of about one-foot square and start at $5 to $90 (or higher) per square foot. Mosty, you can have various options that range from $15 to $90 per square foot.
Where to Use It?
Glass mosaics are commonly used as backsplashes or in bathrooms, but you can definitely use them anywhere you want to put a tile on, such as the front of a fireplace or anywhere in the living room as an accent wall.
Will it Hold Up?
If you drop a heavy object on it, it could definitely crack as ceramics or stones would. However, if you have them installed correctly and take care of them afterward, they can absolutely last for as long as you want them to.
Why Choose Glass Mosaic?
Glass mosaic, whether translucent or opaque, reflects light, brightens up your surroundings, and blends well with other natural surfaces, such as stones, ceramics, and wood. It is also moisture and UV rays resistant. Therefore, it neither stains from spills nor fades from sunlight exposure. To clean and maintain it, you only have to wipe it with a damp cloth, and you are good to go!
Where is Glass Tile Most Commonly Installed?
Glass tiles are notable for their versatility. Its resistance to moisture makes it a popular choice for bathrooms and spas in commercial and residential settings. They can be used as wall tiles to cover the entire surface or flourish and trim certain pieces. They can also be used as shower stall floors or as creative room centerpieces in the form of murals. You can have them in pools, courtyards, and even in the outer walls as mosaic patterns in an outdoor setting.
What’s the Best Way of Cleaning Glass Tiles?
Glass tiles are very low-maintenance. Since it is stain-resistant, it is easy to wipe off household grimes with a damp cloth. In the case of limestone or calcium buildup, you can simply combine hydrochloric acid with water to wipe them away.
Can We Use Mosaic to Surface a Swimming Pool in a Very Cold Climate?
Yes, you can, but you must not discard the water during winter. Instead, place a cover and some inflatables on the surface to prevent the water from turning into ice. Emptying the pool is impractical as the water functions as good thermal insulation and counterbalances the pressure of the encompassing terrain. Lower the water level to approximately four to six inches below the skimmers to empty the pipes connected to the filters, and maintain a constant water level afterward.
Is Glass Mosaic Flammable?
No, glass mosaic is non-combustible and non-flammable. Its rate is class zero.
Can I Use Sanded Grout on a Glass Mosaic Tile?
Although sanded grout’s unevenness makes it harder to clean, the sand itself must not scrape the ceramic or glass tiles. Nevertheless, the installation of ceramic tile, polished stone, metal tile, and glass tile certainly needs the use of non-sanded grout.
Does Glass Tile Show Water Spots?
Streaks, smears, smudges, and water spots can show on any glass surface if they are not earnestly cleaned. If you want to know how it is to have glass tiles in a kitchen, just imagine having to wipe the grease off your glass window, and that should give you an idea.
Can Glass Mosaic Be Used For Shower Floor?
Glass may be showstoppers for bathroom walls. However, glass mosaic tiles are more slippery when wet. That is why they mainly just serve as accents to shower floors.