Selecting tile for your Plano home can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many materials, textures and colors to choose from. If you want to create a show stopping backsplash, shower surround, or mosaic accent in your home, consider glass tiles.
The design versatility and ease of maintenance makes glass tile a great option for any homeowner in the Plano, Allen, Lucas, Parker area. Learn more about the benefits of glass tile from the experts at Floor Coverings International Plano.
Glass tiles provide homeowners with endless design possibilities. Mosaic patterns are popular for backsplashes, showers and tubs, and even bathroom flooring. Glass is available in a wide range of colors, and even the darkest glass tile will reflect light, bringing a luminous glow to any room.
These tiles are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and it’s not uncommon to see small glass tiles, even as small as ½ inch by ½ inch, working together to create big design impact in a room. If you want your space to feel bright, luxurious and luminous, glass tile is a great choice.
Ease of Maintenance
In addition to the design versatility of glass tile, the ease of maintenance and durability of this material is another big selling point for Plano homeowners. Glass naturally resists mold and mildew, and it will not absorb water or other liquids like a natural stone tile is prone to do. It’s easy to wipe up the surface of glass tile for quick cleanup and, as long as the tiles meet ASTM standards for durability, they will stand the test of time underfoot.
Drawbacks of Glass Tile
While the benefits of glass tile are clear, there are some drawbacks to consider before installing this material in your home. Glass tile can be very slippery when wet, which is an important consideration in bathroom flooring applications. Use bath mats and wipe up water right away in high traffic areas. Or consider using glass as an accent with another, high-traction flooring.
Glass can be more costly than other tiles, such as porcelain, both in materials and installation. Glass tile is also often accompanied by a lot of grout that can be challenging to keep clean. Consider using a darker grout color, or larger glass tiles, to cut down on this maintenance task.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of glass tile, contact our team at Floor Coverings international Plano. We will come to you with our mobile showroom for a free in-home design consultation.
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