This is 4.3 oz fiberglass mesh with 36 holes per square inch - ideal for working with small tiles. One side is self-adhesive, so you don't have to make a mess with glue as you're laying out your design! Instead, you just lay your tiles in place, and that's it! The adhesive is strong enough to hold your design, but light enough to allow you to pull off & move misplaced tiles. Once you try this type of mesh, you'll never want to go back to your old methods again!
Mosaic mesh can be cut very easily into any shape or size you need. If you're working on a project like a border near a ceiling or a kitchen / bathroom back splash, you can create it in several, smaller sections or create one large mosaic and then cut it into smaller chunks (between the tiles) before installing. Then place it all together on the wall like pieces of a puzzle.
The mesh is 37.5" wide and the price is per linear foot. We have a large quantity available, and whatever length you order will be sent to you in one continuous sheet up to 10' long. So for a purchase quantity of 1, you will receive a piece measuring 12" x 37.5". If you order a quantity of 10, you will receive a sheet that is 10' x 37.5". Your mesh will be cut from a roll like the one in the photo and folded for shipping. (For example: An order for 60' of mesh will arrive as six 10' pieces.) Any creases can be smoothed by flattening out the mesh and stretching it by hand.
Place your mesh on a flat surface on top of your pattern, if you have one, with the sticky side up. Then, simply begin sticking your tiles to the mesh, face up. Press firmly so they stick well. The adhesive is strong enough to hold, but light enough so you can very easily pluck misplaced tiles off & move them around.
Next, trim any stray edges from your mesh and prepare your substrate with a thick adhesive (ceramic tile adhesive is good for this step). Finally, place your mesh/mosaic over the adhesive and press down until the adhesive has squished up through the holes in the mesh, onto the backs of your tiles for a permanent hold.
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This self-adhesive mesh worked great! Didn't even know it existed, but it made my tile job 100% easier! I also want to comment on the EXCELLENT communication and customer service from Mosaic Tile Mania! We have spent the last 14 months remodeling our home and have worked with NUMEROUS contractors and vendors and none of them communicated as well as you did! It has been like pulling teeth to get almost any information from ANY vendor! The email updates were superb! My 2 orders arrived earlier than promised....another first....and the follow up was great! If I ever need anything tile/mosaic related, yours will be the only site I shop! Great job!
This mesh product is the best for keeping mosaic pieces in place.
This is the perfect base for placing mosaic tiles according to your pattern. You can adjust each piece easily and move your piece confidently. I am teaching a friend how to cut glass, create designs and experiment with mosaics. This is exactly what I needed to enjoy a new project. Plus it is reasonably priced. Thank you, Nancy
This product is awesome. Without it, my project involving over 3800 3/8" tiles would have been a major hassle.
Performs exactly the way described - very sticky and also forgiving when I change my mind about placement or color. Am using with smalti glass tiles - from 3/4” down to very small shard like pieces in areas of detail.
Great product! Easy to place and remove tiles as you are designing your mosaic.
Couldn't have saved the tiles from the 70's without the help of your adhesive mesh! The mesh adhered really well. Able to repair bathroom floor and keep original tiles - saved a lot of work and Money! Thank you for such a great product - I recommend this mesh to anyone that wants to keep there original mosaic tile. A lot of time cleaning the tiles - but was well worth it. Thanks again.