Glass tiles are one of the most popular choices of tile because of the large variety of shapes, colors, and sizes that are available. They provide an elegant design that can be customized to any style or design.
Glass tiles are suitable for nearly any wall application and can also be installed as a variety of mosaic tile designs. Not only are these tiles beautiful but many are eco-friendly.
Glass tiles have been used for hundreds of years but has gained popularity in recent years with new advances in production especially with the use of recycled glass in tiles. Today glass tiles come in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and forms such as smalti, crystal, clear glass, bubble glass, and cast tile. They can also be used in virtually every room of the home.
The only limit to using glass tile is your imagination. The most popular home use of glass tile is in bathrooms and kitchens. From back splashes and countertops to shower and tub walls, glass offers a strikingly beautiful alternative to other kinds of tile such as ceramic and porcelain.
Glass tiles offer a unique look compared to other materials such as metal, porcelain, and ceramic. When combined with these materials or a contrasting solid surface floor you will see your room come alive with the glass tile becoming the focal point that brings the room together. Glass tiles are also resistant to stains, mildew and allergens. They’re easy to wipe clean and do not stain. Their durability is comparable to other wall and flooring materials.
While considering using glass tile there are some things you need to be aware of before your installation. If you’re considering the tile for a bathroom or shower floor, keep in mind that glass can feel colder on your feet and can be much more slippery when wet than porcelain or ceramic tiles. Also, while glass is a sturdy and durable product once installed the individual pieces are delicate and can be broken quite easily. It is recommended to have a professional install your glass tiles or to install them as a border that would require a smaller quantity.