Glass tile has increased in popularity and rightfully so! It is beautiful, versatile, durable, and easy to clean. Glass tile also has light reflecting properties that add dimension and elegance to any room. It can withstand moisture and splatters making it the perfect choice for bathrooms and kitchens.
Glass Tile Types and Uses
Glass Tile in the Kitchen
The most common use of glass tile in the kitchen is on the backsplash. The backsplash is often the crowning jewel and focus of the kitchen and is a place for you to get creative or show a bit of personality. Backsplash glass tile comes in a variety of patterns, colors, and sizes ensuring there is a perfect choice for any style.
For a kitchen that is contemporary, choose a linear glass tile in a color that pops off the cabinets and countertops. For a more traditional look, choose a mosaic glass tile that has muted colors that coordinate with the rest of the kitchen.
Glass Tile in the Bathroom
Glass tile is a great choice for a bathroom. It offers a unique look and with a huge selection of mosaics and individual tiles, the design options are limitless. It is easy to clean and maintain, and can be used on just about any surface. A glass tile bathroom is a modern update to any home.
If you are uncertain about tiling the whole bathroom in glass, but want to extra depth and dimension to the room, consider a glass tile shower. This will give the bathroom the light reflecting properties and elegance of glass without committing to the entire space.
Whether using them in a kitchen, bathroom or other space, glass tiles can be mixed and matched to create a unique and memorable look. Their durability and ease of maintenance ensure that they will look great for years to come.
Glass Wall Tile
Glass Wall Tile Colors, Shapes and Sizes
Glass tile has become increasingly popular thanks to the number of customizable options that are available. The iridescent, translucent and opaque designs of this wall tile all beautifully reflect light in a variety of colors and patterns making your room feel wider and more welcoming. From subway tile to multicolored mosaic patterns, glass tile offers an easy way to modernize your walls with sleek style and a brilliant luster.
Glass Tile Color
When it comes to glass tile, the colors are basically endless. Popular colors for subway include white, grey, black, blue and green—but the multitude of options available at The Tile Shop means that we’ll have something to match your specific palette. Choose a unique finish such as frosted, polished or our recycled glass look. Whether you want to brighten your kitchen walls with icy white subway tile or make it pop with a mosaic backsplash of natural and colored glass tiles, the choice is yours.
Glass Tile Shape
A classic installation that’s also modern, glass subway tile is as popular and trendy as ever. Choose one of our classic sizes like 3” x 6” or the elongated 3” x 12” shape. The traditional white subway tile look is always striking and simple, but the broad range of colors, finishes and patterns available means you can add a personal touch to your walls. Glass mosaic tile is an easy way to add fun, eye-catching personality to your backsplash. Design Tile Inc offers dozens of mosaic tile pattern styles that will turn your walls into a work of art.
Glass Tile Size
Traditionally, subway tile has a precise 1:2 width-to-length ratio—the standard tile is 3” x 6”, but other variations include 2″ x 4″ or 4″ x 8″ sizes. For a more modern feel, you could install sizes like 2” x 8”, 3” x 12”, 4” x 12” and 4” x 16”. Popular sizes of individual mosaic glass tiles include half-inch and 1” x 1” square tiles as well as 1” x 2” and 1” x 4” rectangles, most of which are installed in a 12” x 12” sheet.
Glass Tile Locations
A bold mosaic pattern can add a burst of personality to the walls in your bathroom, kitchen or laundry room. It’s also a way to showcase some texture on your shower walls. Glass tile is an easy-to-clean, durable surface that reflects light and brightens a room, making it a smart installation in bathrooms and kitchens.
Glass Tile FAQ’s
Are glass tiles durable?
They are also less porous than ceramic tiles, which helps to resist stains as well as dreaded mold and mildew. However, glass tiles present a few drawbacks.Though they are fairly durable, glass tiles are prone to scratches. Typically, glass tiles are more expensive than ceramics.