Glass is a material with a unique beauty and style that cannot be found in other materials. Glass tiles are not employed as frequently as other tiles, like ceramic or vinyl, but all this means is that your home will stand out more for its use of this colourful, scintillating surface on your walls or on a backsplash.
Types of Glass Tile
Since glass is less common, there are a few incorrect assumptions people have about it. The first is that glass is always clear and shiny. Although glass tiling comes in an assortment of colours—both bright and dark—the level of opacity and shine can be easily customized. There are quite literally thousands of finishing options that can tailor the colour, sheen, and transparency (or lack thereof) to your exact needs. As with most forms of tile, glass comes in a wide variety of types, shapes, and styles, so you can have anything from multicoloured mosaics to simple brick patterns.
Benefits of Glass Tile
Glass offers a number of benefits that make it ideal for anything from residential walls to high-traffic floors.
Glass is a very easy material to shape, which allows it to be tailored to the space you want with unerring precision. This applies regardless of whether you want a series of tiles for your floor or wall or small strips for accents and backsplashes. This means that almost any surface can be a viable spot for glass tiles: poolsides, fireplace hearths, floors, walls, backsplashes, and more. You can even use glass to create unique accent walls or water features.
Ease of Maintenance
Glass is relatively stain resistant. Most tiles can be cleaned with the simple use of a damp cloth or a cleaning solution mixture in the event of limestone or calcium build-up.
As mentioned, glass is very easy to shape. This, combined with the immense variety of finishes and colours, allows you to create unique designs of personal expression and imagination. You can use glass to create stunning, smooth displays that will leave a lasting impression on any visitors.
If you have ever dropped a drinking glass, then it is natural to be sceptical when glass tile is described as durable, but it's true. Glass has surprisingly few limitations when it comes to wear and tear, allowing it to withstand time and even foot traffic in some cases quite well. Combined with how easy it is to clean, glass tile is capable of lasting as long as your entire property, without needing to be replaced.
As a leader in tiling options since 1933, we at Centura Tile have the experience, skill, and supply to bring any vision of beauty to life. To learn more about how you can incorporate glass tiles into your home renovations, or how to better maintain your existing flooring, contact us or visit a Centura Tile dealer near you.