Care and maintenance of mosaic projects is very simple. Here is a summary of our recommendations.

  • Cleaning and maintenance of glass mosaic

    After a professional installation, your glass mosaic will look absolutely stunning. In its power to generate light and color around your house or your commercial environment, it is unmatched by any other material.

    Better yet, Glass Mosaic is basically maintenance-free.

    Many products are marketed as “professional mosaic cleaners” but our experience is that the use of a generic glass-cleaning product like “ Windex” is more than enough to keep your glass beautiful forever.  If the surface occasionally needs degreasing, use a product like Chillit Bang (or something similar recommended by your local adhesive supplier).

    Of course you should talk to your professional installer about the cleaning of the grout joints. Depending on the type of grout adhesive used he can recommend the use of the appropriate professional grade product.  At the outset, though, the most important point is that immediately after installation, the mosaic should already look CLEAN and show absolutely NO residue of grout.

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE INSTRUCTIONS WRITTEN ON THE BOX OF THE GROUTING MATERIAL YOU HAVE PURCHASED.  There is a timeline you must follow. If you wait too long to clean the grout it can be a lengthy and difficult process.  Simply pay attention and clean off all excess grout after you have spread it.

    If you have used a cement-based grout, you may want to seal the joint to avoid any change in color and to minimize absorption. But be very careful:  sealers are sticky, and if the sealer is not applied properly, it may leave a film, some discoloration or an undesirable texture on the surface of your glass mosaic. A sealer for the grout joints should be applied ONLY on the grout joints.

    In commercial applications, or in kitchens, bathrooms, wet areas or swimming pools, TREND recommends using an epoxy grout in order to minimize the cleaning required in the future. Today there are new-generation latex modified grouts that are not EPOXY but with the positive characteristics of epoxy. Remember that you selected a superior-grade mosaic; try to buy a high-grade adhesive and grout to complete the installation. 

    Epoxy does not permit absorption and it increases protection for the substrate. In addition it requires little maintenance; you may clean it with the same product you use to clean your glass mosaic.

Install mosaic

Every installation begins with the unpacking of the mosaics. It is advisable to verify the condition of each sheet of mosaic contained in the boxes before beginning to lay, and it is good practice to keep the material to be laid at the same temperature as the surroundings in which the work is being carried out.

The starting point is then identified and marked on the wall where the mosaic sheets are to be laid. Mark the guidelines at right angles to each other corresponding to the multiples of the sheets of mosaics previously measured. It is customary to mark squares for 3 x 3 sheets. Of course, in the case of installing...

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