Whether applied to an entire wall or to create a splash of intrigue as a decorative liner, glass tile makes an impressive impact in any application. With its stunning good looks and outgoing personality, glass tile brings any room to life. Do you want to make a bold statement? Install glass tile to an entire wall. Are subtle nuances more your cup of tea? Limit glass tile to decorative liners, back splashes, or insets.
The price of glass tile is often a shock with prices at least twice to three, four, even five times the cost per square foot than the most expensive porcelain tiles, but anyone can add the magical touch of glass tile by cutting a mosaic sheet to size and using it as a 3″ or 5″ liner. One sheet can cover 3 to 4 linear feet and most projects only need 15 to 20 linear feet. Glass subway tiles also work beautifully as a liner or as an inset. Either way, with a little creativity, glass tile can be transformed into an affordable option.
Properties Found in Glass Tile:
Often comes on a 12″ x 12″ mosaic sheet with a mesh mounted backing. Individual glass pieces on mosaic sheets can range from uniform sizes of 1/2″ to 1″ squares, 1″x2″ to 2″x3″ rectangles, to random rectangular lengths.
Some 12″ x12″ products are offered on a sheet of paper with the front side of the glass adhered proportionately to the paper. The exposed side is the side to apply adhesive while the glass is still attached to the paper.
Subway tiles (3″x6″) or larger square shapes (4″x4″ & up)are offered as individual pieces.
Individual Deco Pieces (Dots) offered in 2″x2″ pieces
Mosaics can be Monochromatic or Multi-Toned.
Beveled Edges or Square Edges
Squares, Rectangles, Circles, or Squares & Rectangles Together
Clear or Frosted
Mosaics Mixed with Stone or Metals
Smooth to Rippled Surfaces
Solid Colors or Flecked Internally With Metals
Crackled, Opalescent, Mirrored, or Clear
Phenomenal Range of Colors.
Glass tile is progressively more creative in its offerings and crosses over into almost every design trend. It’s definitely a product to put in the mix of your design masterpiece!