So many designers fall in love with Dreamwalls® Color Glass as soon as they understand the benefits of hygiene, care, and custom color that it provides. But the next question is always, “Is it difficult to install?” For a designer, you just need to find a good, quality glass or mirror shop. We’ve also worked with some amazing tile installers, glazing contractors, stone shops and kitchen shops. They can all work with this product. Even if they don’t install any color glass now, it installs just as easy as a piece of mirror. However, it’s still not a mirror and the adhesives used are different,…however you do have many more choices.
Dreamwalls® Color Glass can be mounted to any number of surfaces. The biggest determining factor is being certain that the mounting substrate is prepared adequately for the adhesive which you plan to use for installation. Always be sure that the adhesive is applied according to the manufacturer’s directions and that the substrate is sealed properly according to all manufacturer’s instructions.
Below are adhesives that have been used successfully with Dreamwalls® Color Glass. Always follow the adhesive manufacturer’s instructions regardless of the installation method you choose. Please note that Gardner Glass can only recommend these adhesives based upon our testing experience. They have shown excellent adhesion, non-corrosive properties, and no bleed-through or shadowing. The pH of these products has not been an issue with Dreamwalls® Color Glass. Gardner Glass Products, Inc. always recommends using a mechanical fastener in conjunction with any adhesive to support the weight of the glass. The below have been tested with bare sheetrock, sheetrock with properly cured primer, and sheet rock with properly cured latex paint. Any other surface should be tested by the installer prior to project installation.
- Dow Corning 795 Silicone Building Sealant
- Dow Corning 995 Silicone Structural Sealant
- DAP 100% silicone rubber sealant (clear)
- 3M 1/16” 4466W rubber double-sided tape (tape should always be used with additional installation methods)
- 3M 3/32” 4462W rubber double-sided tape (tape should always be used with additional installation methods)
We have also successfully tested the following grout products on our Dreamwalls Color Glass Tile:
- Mapei Thin Set Mortar
- Laticrete Premium Multi-Mastic Adhesive
- Mapei Adesilex P10 Mortar with Keraply
- Mapei Unsanded Adhesive & Grout
- Laticrete Unsanded Wall Grout
The information above is offered in good faith, and is believed to be accurate and up-to-date as of February 20th, 2012. For the latest, most up-to-date list, please visit our Technical Page of our website. However, because products made by other manufacturers are beyond our control, this information should not be used in substitution for customer’s tests to ensure that the installation is safe, effective, and fully satisfactory for the intended end use.
And now, for the legal part of our post today:
[Gardner Glass Products, Inc. disclaims any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability of the above products. Gardner Glass Products disclaims liability for any incidental or consequential damages resulting from use of any of the mentioned products.]