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, sizes, and shapes.
Floor Coverings International Shallotte offers a wide selection of glass tile for your kitchen or bathroom backsplash. Plus, we can help you find the perfect product for your space! Read on to learn more about this versatile backsplash option, and consider adding it to your Shallotte home.
Advantages of a Glass Tile Backsplash
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. However, there are also plenty of larger glass-tile options, including subway-style rectangular tiles. Overall, glass tiles give homeowners the ability to be creative and customize their backsplash design.
Durability—Glass tiles are known for their easy maintenance. 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.
Factors to Consider
Cost—Glass tiles can be expensive compared to ceramic or porcelain 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. Another option is to intermix glass and other tile materials, and use the glass tile as a decorative accent in limited quantities.
Installation—Glass tiles are fragile before they’re installed, so we don’t recommend trying to handle or install them unless you are a professional. Glass tiles are often used to make a specific pattern or image and any mistakes tend to stand out. Luckily, our expert team at Floor Coverings International Shallotte can install your tile backsplash with precision and care.
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. We proudly serve the greater Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James areas and offer free consultations at our showroom. Call us today!