What is it?
Backsplashes serve a protective function and cover the wall behind a sink or stove to prevent them from being hit by water, grease, or food. They can be made from a variety of materials, including brick, tin, marble, travertine, stainless steel, and laminate. Glass tile is a popular backsplash material because it’s highly customizable and durable. A great addition to any White Bear Lake home, we encourage you to read on to learn more about this unique backsplash material.
Glass Tile Backsplash Pros
Customizable—Glass tiles are available in a wide range of colors and levels of transparency, which allows homeowners to create a one-of-a-kind backsplash. They are also made in a variety of shapes and sizes. Oftentimes, homeowners will mix and match tiles of various colors and transparencies. Unlike simpler tiles, glass tiles can be used to construct a backsplash that becomes the centerpiece of a kitchen or bathroom.
Durable—Compared to other backsplash materials glass tiles are also incredibly durable. They are easy to wipe clean with a towel, and unlike other tiles they are resistant to mildew, a huge relief to homeowners.
Glass Tile Backsplash Cons
Cost—Compared to ceramic or stone tile, glass tile does tend to be pricier, something homeowners should keep in mind. One option to keep down the cost of your backsplash is to make one that doesn’t span an entire kitchen or extend far up or down a bathroom wall. However, many homeowners find the investment in glass tiles well worth it.
Installation—Like other tiles, glass tiles are fragile before they’re installed, and can be challenging for homeowners to install on their own. They’re often used to create a specific pattern and therefore any mistakes in arrangement tend to stick out like a sore thumb. Luckily, after discussing your design goals our professionals will complete your glass tile backsplash installation from start to finish.
Here at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake we’d love to help you find the right backsplash material for your kitchen or bathroom. Perhaps that’s glass tile, perhaps it’s not. Either way we’re here to help and provide you with a variety of tile options, including porcelain, ceramic, and stone. We proudly serve the greater White Bear Lake, St. Paul and Minneapolis areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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