First and foremost, backsplashes serve a protective function. They cover the wall behind a sink or stove to protect it from being hit by water, grease, or food. Commonly installed in kitchens or bathrooms, backsplashes can be made from a variety of different materials, including marble, travertine, stainless steel, brick, or tin. Glass tile is a particularly popular backsplash material because it’s durable and available in a number of different colors. We encourage you to read on to learn more about this versatile backsplash option, and consider adding it to your Shallotte home.
Glass Tile Backsplash Advantages
Variety—Glass tiles are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and levels of transparency. Very small square glass tiles are a popular option, often used to finish shower walls or kitchen backsplashes. Homeowners have also used larger, Subway style glass tiles to make backsplashes, which is a more unique method. Overall, glass tiles give homeowners the ability to customize their backsplash to a large degree.
Durability—Glass tiles are known for their durability. They can be wiped clean with a damp towel, and unlike other tile varieties they are resistant to mildew and mold. This results in a backsplash that looks brand new over the course of many years.
Glass Tile Backsplash Precautions
Cost—Glass tiles can be expensive compared to ceramic or stone tile. One way to keep the cost of your glass tile backsplash down is to choose a design that doesn’t span the entire length of a kitchen or an entire bathroom wall.
Installation—Glass tiles are fragile before they’re installed, and therefore we don’t recommend that you try to create a glass tile backsplash on your own. Glass tiles are often used to make a specific pattern or image and any mistakes tend to stand out. Luckily, the design experts at Floor Coverings International Shallotte will finish your backsplash installation from start to finish, so this is something you won’t have to worry about.
Here at Floor Coverings International Shallotte we look forward to helping you find the perfect backsplash material for your kitchen or bathroom. We offer a variety of tile options other than glass, including porcelain, ceramic, and stone. Our design experts proudly serve the greater Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach & Southport NC areas and offer free in-home consultations. Call us today!
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