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Mosaic Vitreous Glass Tile

A wonderland of colourful glass mosaic tiles.
It's easy to be overwhelmed at first.....but that's a good thing!
OzMosaics studio shop is often called the Mosaic Lolly Shop!
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Click this link for a large image of the tile chart.

OzMosaics stock a quality product but more importantly we will inspire you to make fabulous mosaic art from these little beauties -vitreous glass mosaic tile range includes opal effect, swirly, gold-streaked, mini, and more!

Vitreous mosaic tiles are resistant to fading, frost, water, chemicals and may be used indoor and outdoor.  Suitable for birdbaths, swimming pools, spas, fountains and garden decor.  Stunning in bathroom and kitchen mosaics or feature areas

These tiles add value to your garden, living environment and business areas. Mosaic tiles are the perfect complement for bathroom, kitchen, bedroom to boardroom providing a practical and functional look.  Perfect for sink splash backs, pool mosaics, birdbaths, paths, mirrors, picture frames, pot planters, tables, garden and  decorator nooks, entry areas, mirror surrounds, bathroom inserts or bedheads!   Why not a full wall?  Mix and match to suit your style.

You may purchase one tile, a strip of tiles (15), a sheet of tiles (105) or a handful.....or a mixed bag of colour families. You will see the tiles up close in the mosaic shop.The prices vary due to colours and materials used to make the tile.

Pale colours are less expensive than reds, opals and gold-streaked. Often the basic colours can be highlighted with sprinkles of the luscious range. This will be evident in the gallery of mosaics in the OzMosaics shop - see how Sandy and others have worked their magic to make the tiles work to any mosaic mood.

 The 2cm x 2cm x 4mm (3/4" x 3/4" x 1/8") glass tile, is a mosaic industry standard.  Amazing mosaics around the world are crafted from these tiles.

The mosaic journey begins from your first basic half cut....you will experiment and learn that from basic half cuts to lovely leaves and flower petals, you get some fabulous cuts and shapes.

Suddenly the tiles are not "square" any more, they are shaped to your bidding. It's a great moment when you discover yourself in the mosaic zone creating beautiful mosaic artworks.

Mosaics don't have to be flat unless you are making a mosaic table or pathway.   Mixing tile of different thickness creates texture and beauty - light bounces off the uneven surfaces. If you are making a table, you may wish to buy tiles of the same thickness (there are mosaic methods to fabricate an even surface from different thickness of tile - the indirect method or reverse mosaic method), but dare to work with texture, you will love it.

Beware of sellers of the cheap, mosaic glass vitreous tile that crumbles when you cut -.a waste of your money and time. OzMosaics stock quality vitreous mosaic glass tiles.   OzMosaics tiles are all tried and tested.   Pale colour vitreous glass tiles are "grainier" may take on some grout colour. Clean these with diluted white vinear after grout has set.

When you turn a mosaic glass tile over you will notice some have ridges or lines. These indentations on the back of the tiles allow the tile to grip the glue and surface of your substrate. Sandy has tips to share on how to make these work for you too! Indoor or outdoor these little beauties will give you a lasting mosaic to be proud of.

What do you cut these tiles with?
The best tool - the Leponitt Mosaic Wheeled Tile cutter. It's Sandy's favourite tool in the whole wide world of mosaics. If you don't have one, don't ask how to mosaic. You have to have one.

Note: Not recommended for extremely heavy wear - for example skate boards or heavy motor traffic. Take care in slip zones. If in doubt, make samples and test in expected installation areas.
Consult your council for stress and slip tests.Crafters, artists and clients range from students, interior designers, contractors, builders, decorators, re modelers and school students - these tiles are quality and fit the most exacting tastes! Use the mosaic mesh method and create your dream mosaic panels - make your own mosaics and save money!  Let us show you how or othewise contact us for a quote for a "made to order" mosaic especially for you!

Recommended:
*Use a pair of Leponitt Mosaic  WheeledTile Cutters to get the best results when nibbling/shaping these tiles.  OzMosaics stocks these wonderful mosaic nippers and has the lowest prices.
* Purchase a mosaic tile file for excellent smoothing and shaping of mosaic tiles.
*Buy a tile grid - you will be so glad you did!
Borders are a dream using the grid and Sandy has taken the grid method to a whole new level - find out how to do it Sandy Style! You could put together your swimming pool friezes! Children love the grids too - hours of happy mosaic making!

Health & Safety:
Wear safety goggles when cutting mosaics!   Wear shoes   Use a dust pan and broom to sweep up shards.

Mosaic Artworks

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Our mosaic services

  • Specialty Mosaic Art Supplies
  • Mosaic Online Shop
  • Mosaic Classes & Workshops
  • Studio Store - by appointment
  • Bespoke Mosaic Art
  • Public & Community Art
  • Art from the heart
  • Mosaic Addicts Group

Health & Safety

  • Always wear safety glasses
  • Wear closed in shoes
  • Wear a dusk mask
  • Wear protectivie clothing

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  • Studio OzMosaics
    Cnr 492 Cavendish Rd & Arlington Sts
    Coorparoo  4151
    Brisbane Queensland Australia 
    Parking & Studio Entry in Arlington Street
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  • Tel: (+617) 3847 4873
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About us

 

OzMosaics provides a safe, happy environment for the making of mosaics! award-mosaic

Situatied in the hills of Coorparoo, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia our grand old Queenslander provides a mosaic haven for mosaic artists.

Students visit from around the world to learn with Sandy Robertson. 

Dave Robertson, Customer Service & Sales Manager takes pride in running the business, co-ordinating the Mosaic School and Workshops, plus shipping out mosaic orders on a daily basis! 

There is never a dull moment at OzMosaics - we hope to meet you or make friends on Facebook.

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