So many people who come to us for advice about their home renovation ask about glass tiles. “Should they be the main feature of the backsplash? Or maybe an accent piece in the bathroom?” Maybe even both! But before making any decisions, we want to help you make sure that this is something that will work for your lifestyle and your space. Continue reading below to learn more about this material.
What are glass tiles?
From floors to backsplashes to walls and more, glass tile provides a sustainable, Eco-friendly way to decorate your house. Glass tiles are often made from sand and recycled glass, which is part of what makes them Eco-friendly. Glass tiles are not for every room, wall or floor. The most important thing to remember is to check that the glass tile has been rated for floor traffic. Glass tiles are not commonly installed on floors, though they are gaining more popularity, especially in bathrooms and kitchens. Because of the complicated installation and fine quality of most glass tile, they remain an expensive option. The price range is usually about $7–$30 per square foot, but keep in mind that this varies greatly depending on the size, location, installation complexity and more. The bottom line is that you can expect to pay more, but the final product will be a sophisticated, clean and sustainable finish. Source: Networx
Vast options in color and sizes
Available in an endless array of attention-grabbing colors and transparencies, glass tiles are a perfect option for making a bold design statement in an otherwise utilitarian space. The look is truly customizable: You can choose the size and color of the tile, and you can pick a pattern used for installation. You can choose classic subway tiles, modern mosaics, or a glass-tile border or inset to complement a ceramic or stone backsplash. You can even paint a color on the wall behind translucent glass tiles for a completely different look. The options are endless — perfect if you’re looking to express your personality and create a completely unique look. Source: BHG
Glass tiles are resistant to stains, mold, and mildew. They tend to show dirt very easily so you will always know when it’s time to clean. They are resistant to chemical damage and they aren’t porous, so you don’t have to worry about grime sinking into the tile. They are also very easy to clean and can be wiped down with a damp cloth or mopped up with warm water. In the case of soap-scum buildup in a bathroom, a mild vinegar solution can be used. Source: TheSpruce
Now that you know the pros and cons of glass tiles, do you think they fit what you need? If you’re still not sure about it and you want to know other options, call us and we’ll help you out!