What makes Chapter 1 Suite Glass a unique offering in the Jeffrey Court list of Chapters?
A concerted effort was made to make Chapter 1 a unique, ground breaking glass tile and mosaic
program, and we pulled out all the stops when it came to product design. Years of
development, trial and error have delivered a glass collection whose main focus is artisan
What are the key features of Chapter 1 Suite Glass?
As Each and every mosaic begins life as molten glass hand poured and pressed into one of four
distinctive shapes: 5/8” Hex, 3/4” Penny Round, “Droplet,” and a “Beveled Elongated Hex.”
Color and finishing techniques are then applied to give each color-way (Diamond, Champagne,
Hazel, and Silhouette) it’s own unique personality and bespoke flair. In addition to the new handcrafted glass mosaics, we wanted to provide product options for those who prefer a modern design schema. Therefore, we kept our most popular glass mosaics, and gloss field tiles from the previous release of Suite Glass, which give great balance to the line. In total, Chapter 1 Suite Glass now boasts a healthy lineup of over 20 mosaics, created by six mosaic shapes in 11 unparalleled color offerings. This of course is augmented by eight 3” x 6” field tiles in complementary colors, with corresponding pencil liners for use as transition and finishing pieces.
Where can this collection be used?
Chapter 1 Suite Glass is primarily designed for interior wall use. Kitchen & bath walls,
backsplashes, feature walls, or any other interior wall space were typical wall tiles are used. Field
& mosaics tiles are NOT recommended for floors. Please reference application chart on back for
specific usage recommendations. The glass used in Chapter 1 Elongated Hex, Hex, Penny Rounds, and Lantern shapes pass ANSI 137.2 “Thermal Shock Resistance of Glass Tile”. These patterns will be stocked with a mesh back. If required for a pool or spa installation, please inquire with your sales rep or customer service rep to obtain a quote and lead-time for mylar faced material.
How is Chapter 1 Suite Glass merchandised?
In the past, Chapter 1 has been a ground breaking collection when it came to merchandising,
having debuted our now renowned Touch Board system. This version of Chapter 1 is keeping
that precedent alive. In this release we are debuting a Sample Card system that showcases the
complete breadth of the line in 31 compact cards in two stackable bins. Designers are sure to
love working with them! In addition to the new “Sample Cards,” Suite Glass is showcased on six
all new Montage Boards and 22 Touch Boards. Showroom installation and loose sample pieces
can also be ordered at a discounted price.
Are there any special design or installation tips for Chapter 1 Suite Glass?
Chapter 1 Suite Glass mosaics are designed to have minor shade and color variation. The
variances in surface and edge texture are natural characteristics of this glass. The handcrafted
effects of shallow cracks, indents, and edge chipping are intentional and once installed add to
the unique beauty of Chapter 1 Suite Glass. We strongly recommend laying out and blending the
tiles prior to installation. This step will ensure a proper color blend in order to achieve a classic
look for your installation. Glass is vitreous meaning there is virtually no absorption with this product. With this characteristic in mind, we recommend the following installation system.
White polymer modified thin set mortars meeting ANSI 118.4 or 118.11 are recommended for
Chapter 1 Suite Glass mosaics. Organic Adhesives (Mastics) are not recommended due to low
bond strengths. Epoxy adhesives are not recommended due to low flexibility. Always check
with setting material manufacturer to ensure suitability of mortars in setting glass tiles.
A professional grade wet saw outfitted with a high quality diamond blade designed for cutting
glass tiles Always cut tiles with the face up. Sanding of cut edges is recommended to “ease”
See the Jeffrey Court website at jeffreycourt.com to gain inspiration on the design possibilities
offered with Chapter 1 Suite Glass.