We want to create glittered tiles for a floor. We figure the best option is to use some clear material, like polyurethane, mixing it with the glitter and then pouring it on the tile to set. since we don't want pieces of glitter sticking up half way out of the tile, we would should probably put a second coat on (unglittered) after the first layer dries.
We think polyurethane won't be durable enough to withstand being walked on all the time.
I was thinking, since there are so many plastics out there, there might be one to fit what we need. We need a material with the following properties:
- is clear, and clear enough that you won't notice any tint
- doesn't have to be heated too hot to melt, because we don't have any special heating devices -- just the oven/stove/microwave.
- is durable enough for floor usage
- will smooth itself out over the tile from gravity and harden flatly
- we probably will want it to taper downward at the edges of the tiles, so they're shaped like normal tiles and don't look ugly at the borders, so we'll want to poor it onto a tile without any kind of box around it to keep it on, so it should have to have enough viscosity to layer on thick enough but while still being fluid enough to harden flat (except where it tapers at the sides). if that's not possible, though, we may be able to put up with just using a container around the tile to hold the fluid and having 90-degree-angled edges.
thanks for your time.