Shimmer glass mosaics are hand-poured, resulting in the beautiful variation seen in each color. This variation in tone and shade makes each piece unique. The hand-pouring also leads to a more creative,
free-formed mosaic which can include slight creases and bubbles, seen on the surface, as well as grout joint sizes that may vary. The materials used to create Shimmer glass, including recycled glass, are fired in the kiln for 24 hours at 800-900° Celsius. Once in a liquid state, it is hand-poured into the mold and allowed to cool.
The post-consumer recycled glass content for each color is:
Shimmer Abalone: 15%
Shimmer Azul: 15%
Shimmer Lagoon: 35%
Shimmer Pearl: 10%
Shimmer Peridot: 15%
Shimmer Teal: 15%
Shimmer Tigers Eye: 15%
Shimmer Topaz: 0%
When installing Shimmer glass mosaic tiles, you need to use a latex-modified white thinset that meets the standards for glass installations.