One of the most popular materials for backsplashes these days is glass, and for good reason: it's versatile, attractive and available in endless choices. With this material, you won’t have to worry about mold or mildew or any extra upkeep. Plus, it brings a little extra color and flair. Here are the facts to help you decide if glass tile is right for your kitchen.
One of the more expensive backsplash options, expect to pay between $7 and $30 per square foot for glass tile. This can vary, depending on the materials used and the cost of installation in your area. Contact a local professional for exact cost estimates.
Glass tiles are impermeable and non-porous, so they resist any type of water or spillage and will never stain. Plus, they can’t fade or scratch, which means that they can be installed in any room of the house without risk of damage. And since they don’t absorb any liquid, they’ll also never decay—unlike other tiles.
Glass tiles are non-porous, so keeping them clean is easy. Simply wipe down the surface with water and a soft cloth then dry with a clean cloth.
Yes, and new trends in recycled glass tiles have provided even more options. Most companies offer well over 50 different styles, textures and colors. Glass tile is available in a variety of shapes as well.
It’s recommended that you use a flexible joint, where the two join to prevent the grout from cracking.
Glass tiles were used to create mosaics as far back as 2,500 B.C. By the 3rd Century B.C., artists in Greece, Persia and India were creating glass tiles.
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