Stature
Handcrafted, Recycled Glass Tile

Stature by Stone Source. Handcrafted glass tiles and mosaics, comprised of silica sand and up to 98%recycled material, Stature may be used to earn LEED MR Credits.

Description

Stature is a series of translucent, handcrafted glass tiles and mosaics available exclusively through Stone Source. Comprised of silica sand and up to 98% recycled material, Stature  meets the requirements set by the LEED building rating system and may be used to earn LEED MR Credits 4.1 and 4.2. A percentage of the recycled content in the glass is sourced from curbside recycling programs and removes over 2 million pounds of glass from the waste stream each year. The specific breakdowns of recycled content by color are noted below:

FIELD TILES
MOSAIC BLENDS
Post-Consumer
Pre-Consumer Total Recycled Content
Post-Consumer
Pre-Consumer
Total Recycled Content
Beryl 0.0%  40.0%  40.0%  0.0%  40.0%  40.0%
Chrystaline  30.0% 0.0%  30.0%  30.0% 0.0% 30.0%
Deep Amber
 0.0%  40.0% 40.0%  0.0% 40.0% 40.0%
Ferrum  30.0% 0.0% 30.0%  30.0%  0.0%  30.0%
Oro  30.0%  0.0% 30.0%  30.0%  0.0%  30.0%
Steel Blend 98.0% 0.0% 98.0% 98.0% 0.0% 98.0%
Topaz 30.0% 40.0% 70.0% 30.0% 40.0% 70.0%

Colors + Sizes

Stature is available in the following nominal (and actual) sizes: 1"x1" (1.375"x1.375") and 1"x4" (1.375"x4.25").

Mosaic sheets feature a blend of opaque, iridescent and through-color gloss tiles. The field tiles are offered in clear or iridescent glass.

Applications

The production process for Stature results in a through-color glass tile, making it a durable option for floors and walls, indoors and out. Stature field tiles are suitable for heavy-traffic residential applications.

EXTERIOR
CLADDING
EXTERIOR
PAVERS
INTERIOR
WALLS
INTERIOR
FLOORS
KITCHEN
COUNTERTOPS
OTHER
COUNTERTOPS
WET AREAS TRAFFIC
1"x1"
MOSAIC
Residential
1"x4"
BRICK MOSAIC
Residential

Installation + Maintenance

The recommended substrate for Stature glass tiles are concrete are as follows: concrete, cured a minimum of 28 days; cement mortar, cured a minimum of 7 days; drywall. Note that the use of topical anti-fracture/waterproof membranes directly behind the tile bond coat (thin-set) is not recommended when installing translucent glass tile. A complete set of installation instructions is available for download, here.

Sheet Mosaic Installation

  1. To initiate the bond coat, use the flat side of a trowel and firmly apply thin-set to the substrate.
  2. To establish the proper depth of the setting bed use a 1/4” x 1/4” square notch trowel to apply additional thin-set and comb full notches in one direction.
  3. Use the flat side of the trowel to flatten the notches and achieve a smooth, consistent thinset setting bed.
  4. Apply mosaic sheets to the thin-set setting bed, paper side towards you, with light, even pressure. Periodically, check thin-set for skinning (slight drying). If skinning occurs, remove thin-set and reapply.
  5. To achieve the flattest possible surface, lightly tap the sheets with a wooden beating block and a finish hammer. To unify sheet transitions, tap from one sheet to the next.
  6. After 15-30 minutes, (floors can be removed sooner) lightly wet the paper. Keep the paper wet by wiping with a damp sponge several times over a 5-10 minute period. After the paper has absorbed the water, the glue will release.
  7. Peel the paper from the tile starting at the corner. Removing the paper while the setting material is still fresh allows for individual tile adjustment and re-inspection of color consistency.
  8. Straighten individual mosaic tiles prior to final set with the goal of creating a consistent overall field of mosaics. To eliminate the sheet pattern, pay particular attention to the transitions between sheets.
  9. After a full 24 hours (some installations may require extended cure times) use water and a nylon scrub-brush to remove residual glue from the tile. Clean rinse and towel dry.
  10. Apply grout with a rubber grout float, forcing grout into joints until full.
  11. Allow grout to set-up (firm) and smooth finish with a damp sponge. After approximately two hours remove grout haze with a lightly damp sponge.
  12. For final removal of grout haze, polish with a clean, soft cloth.

Tile Installation

  1. To initiate the bond coat, use the flat side of a trowel and firmly apply thin-set to the substrate.
  2. To establish the proper depth of the setting bed, use a 1/4” x 1/4” square notch trowel to apply additional thin-set and comb full notches in one direction.
  3. Use the flat side of the trowel to flatten the notches and achieve a smooth, consistent thinset setting bed.
  4. Thoroughly clean the back of each tile using a clean, dry cloth. Never wet the tile prior to setting.
  5. Back-butter each tile using additional thin-set. Prior to setting translucent tile, check the face to verify 100% coverage has been achieved.
  6. Press the tile into the fresh setting bed using, firm even pressure. Remove excess setting material from the edges and space a minimum of 1/8” between tiles and all abutting surfaces.
  7. After a full 24 hours (some installations may require extended cure times) apply grout with a rubber grout float, forcing grout into joints until full.
  8. Allow grout to set-up (firm) and smooth finish with a damp sponge. After approximately two hours remove grout haze with a lightly damp sponge.
  9. For final removal of grout haze, polish with a clean, soft cloth.

Maintenance

Stature tiles should be cleaned with warm water and a lint free cloth (terry cloth). You may also utilize conventional, non-abrasive glass cleaners together with a lint free cloth. Glass cleaning should begin with wetting the glass surface with clean water or a mild soap solution to loosen dirt. Using a neutral, non-abrasive commercial window washing solution, uniformly apply the solution to the glass surface with a brush, sponge, or other non-abrasive applicator. Certain acids will damage the iridized surface of Stature glass tile. Do not allow products that contain hydrofluoric, hydrochloric, muriatic or phosphoric acid to come in direct contact with the tile. In the case of accidental contact, neutralize immediately with baking soda and water.

Colors
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Beryl
1"x4" Brick Mosaic
Beryl
1"x1" Mosaic
Chromium
1"x1" Mosaic
Chrystaline
1"x4" Brick Mosaic
Deep Amber
1"x1" Mosaic
Ferrum
1"x4" Brick Mosaic
Ferrum
1"x1" Mosaic
  Oro
1"x4" Brick Mosaic
  Oro
1"x1" Mosaic
  Steel Blend
1"x4" Brick Mosaic
  Steel Blend
1"x1" Mosaic
  Topaz
1"x1" Mosaic

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