What can I use instead of grout for mosaics?
Epoxy resin is a two part product consisting of the epoxy and a hardener. When applied it creates a strong glossy coating. It works beautifully over stained glass and tiles that have an iridised or opalescent coating (like our pearl glass tiles).
What surfaces can you mosaic on?
You can mosaic on flat sheets of window glass, glass table tops or glass items like bowls, votives, plates, etc. You will need to be sure that it is strong enough to hold the weight of the mosaic. Mesh is an ideal surface for making a mosaic in one location and then transporting it to another location for installation.
Can I use cement instead of grout?
In addition, coarse grout contains larger aggregates than mortar or fine grout. … Concrete shouldn’t be substituted for grout either. The coarse aggregate in concrete generally is too large for most masonry grout cavities. Also, in cast-in-place concrete, low water-cement ratios are important for strength.
What to mix in grout to make it waterproof?
Cement. Cement is one of the main ingredients of waterproof grout. Grout itself is nothing more than cement with a greater level of water content. This additional water content gives grout its plasticity and makes it less rigid than cement.
Is there an additive to make grout waterproof?
When applied according to directions, aquaTIGHT® HydraGuard enhances the appearance of concrete, cement, stone, tile, and grout and renders these surfaces water repellent. Waterproof grout – what a great thing!
What do you use to seal mosaic?
You should also seal the mosaic with a tile and grout sealer from your local hardware store.
Can you use sanded grout on mosaic tile?
If you’re buying powder grout, make sure to check if the grout is sanded or unsanded. Most of the glass mosaic tile manufacturer recommends that you don’t use sanded grout as it can damage the tile surface.