Most 8mm Matte Tile Is Being Discontinued



At the Mosaic Playground of Kismet Mosaic

Happy Earth Day

 

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I’d like to tell you a bit about Kismet Mosaic’s “green” efforts

Reuse and Recycle:

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Glues and Adhesives: A Sticky Subject

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There are 3 main types of glues/adhesives used in mosaics. None is inherently better than the others; they all may be used depending upon the other materials used in the mosaic process and the levels of toxicity and/or ease of use required. They are: Water-based, Solvent-based, Cement-based   Water-based Adheres as the water in the adhesive mixture evaporates. These glues may contain various materials to enhance the durability of the bond. Good for gluing almost anything (glass, ceramic, etc.)  to a porous substance (wood, plaster, terra cotta, unglazed ceramic, some stone etc.). Benefits: Low toxicity level Generally dries clear Soap...

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How to Mosaic Stuff

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You need to have the 5 following things to start with: something to glue your tiles/tesserae onto (a base), tiles/tesserae (or cut tiles), glue that will work with both your tiles and your base, something to cut your tiles into tesserae with, and grout Everything else is just variations on that theme. It helps a great deal to have a project or design in mind and starting out simple is MUCH better.   Base: For a wood base you can use MDF, fiberboard, or hardboard and seal it well with a water-based wood primer. (I tend to avoid most plywood...

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How to Qualify for a Wholesale Account

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Think you might qualify for a 25% off Wholesale Account? Check this article out to see what's involved.

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Frugal Packing Materials

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Check out our newest video. As a way of cutting overhead in our shipping, we upcycle some of our materials to give them new lives and send them out into the world.

 

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