Glass Mosaic tile backsplash

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Old 02-19-11, 07:03 PM
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Glass Mosaic tile backsplash

I am planning on starting my Kitchen Back-splash soon and I have found a very nice tile at Lowes. It is a Glass mosaic tile that is on a mesh backing that measures 12x12 inches. Each individual tile is 1x1. The tile is very thin at maybe 1/8 of an inch and goes for about 7 bucks apiece. The colors of this mosaic match my countertop and other features in the kitchen very well. My question is this, what can I use to cut the individual tiles after cutting away the mesh with a utility knife? I do have a dremel tool and have seen that they make a diamond wheel for tile but it does not specify that it will cut glass. Will this tool work ?
 
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Old 02-20-11, 04:05 AM
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You don't cut away the mesh on the tile. You cut through the mesh to a size that will fit. If the backsplash is 8" tall, you will use 8 rows of the meshed tile. To cut an individual tile, you will need a glass cutter (cheap) and a piece of wire (I use a grounding wire from a 12 gauge cable). Score the tile where you want it cut, place the cut over the wire and press down. The glass will break across your score.
 
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Thanks chandler that will work for as little cutting I will have. I was just curious as to the ability of the Dremel diamond wheel. That is how I collect all my tools. Every job requires at least one or two new tools right? It's a guy thing
 
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Old 02-20-11, 06:00 PM
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You da man!!! I'll pass this along. Definitely one job....one tool!! Keep adding.
Back down to earth...I don't think you will be able to hold the glass still enough to do the cutting. That's not to say you can't, and it may work. Scoring and clicking is really easy.
Hey, try it and let us know how it goes. May have an excuse to get a diamond wheel!!
 
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