Vintage 24kt Solid Gold Mosaic Italian Tiles Elle Decor 24k Yellow
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Vintage 24kt Solid Gold Mosaic Italian Tiles Elle Decor 24k Yellow:
Vintage 24kt Solid Gold Mosaic tiles discovered in Hawaii.
Lovely Mosaic Tiles confirmed tested 24KT Solid Gold on one side, fused to crystalon the other side
They are hand cut into aprox 3/4" by 3/4" squares, average 3/16" thick.
The old boxes say "Made in Italy"
A local Maui tile contractor remembers installingthem. He states that they arevintage circa1991.
Overstockfrom the construction of the Grand Wailea Hotel in Maui.
Elle Decor Magazine recentlyfeatureda custom home in Italy in which these goldtiles werehighlighted in a custom bathroom.
Due to the high cost of 24kt gold and the cost to hand cut, they are no longer manufactured.
I have at least 170 Linear Feet or over 900of these 24kt solid gold tiles available for that unique and upscale installation.
Estimated to cost is over 20.00 per tile if available for purchase in todays market. We are selling them per tile.
The way they were set at the Grand Wailea is as follows:
Each tile was set with the 24k gold side down in morter. They left a small space between each one to allow for the variance in thickness, which is a slight + or - from the average thickness of 3/16". The crystal side up added more luminesence to the installation. In my opinion, I think that they could be set without grout, as the morter could allow to make up the small differences in the tile thickness. It is however alot easier to set with a tiny grout line perhaps as small as 1/16" Also, I think they could be set with the gold side up as the gold has been fused to the crystal, But, in my opinion, they look better with the gold side down. Since they are hand cut, they vary slightly + or - from 3/4" square.
we welcome all questions and comments
returns welcomed only if not as described
must be returned in the same condition as received
thanks very much for your interest,we hope to do business with you
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