tile over glass

Old 01-23-04, 06:56 PM
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tile over glass

What is the best way to set some tiles on a glass surface?

I have one of these windows by the kitchen sink that sticks out into the yard about 12 inches. It has an aluminum frame and has glass sides, top, bottom, etc. I am thinking about putting tile on the bottom glass, which is at about the same level as the counter top. Any suggestions?
Old 01-24-04, 11:35 AM
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My suggestion is: don't do it! Glass is weak, brittle, doesn't bond well to adhesives, and shouldn't be thought of as a construction material. You might modify the frame--replace the glass with 3/4" plywood, make sure the assembly is rigid!, then 1/4" to 1/2" cement backerboard and tile on top of that.

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