Glass tile adds modern style and color to any remodeling. Still, these sparkly little jewels have been used for thousands of years and evoke a feeling of luxury and elegance. Glass tiles
come in assorted solid and multi-colors, various patterns, and a range of sizes. They are available as a mosaic tile or in shapes like subway rectangles, squares, and pennies and are often used in combination with other tiles.
Glass tiles make cleaning easy. They're nonporous, meaning stains won't be absorbed, and they won't hide mold or mildew. Dirt will be in plain sight, so you won't have to guess when it's time to mop or wipe. Glass tile is also:
1. Environmentally friendly. First, it takes less energy to produce, about half that of ceramics. Second, they can also come from recycled glass, from a landfill, melted, and then shaped into tiles. This also gives it a handcrafted look.
2. Durable. They're a lot stronger than they look. If you plan to use them on the floor, ensure they've passed ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards. Employ common-sense every day cautions to avoid scratches, such as not wearing high heels on them, using protective furniture pads, or strategically placing mats when needed.
3. They're stylish. Most will reflect light rather than absorb it. This makes the mosaic tile glow with a radiance you won't find in any other flooring material. It should also be noted here that mosaics are currently trending for bathroom floors, as much for their style as the fact that they have many grout lines, which increases grip.