Glass tile accent in West Houston Bathroom

Homeowners in the greater West Houston area are discovering the beauty and versatility of glass tile. This material adds elegance and style and its reflectivity helps make rooms feel larger. At Floor Coverings International West Houston, we love the look of glass tile. Here, we share the benefits and considerations of installing it in your home.

Benefits

Glass tile is non-porous and water resistant, and comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Because the tile is non-porous, it’s naturally resistant to mold and mildew and holds up in areas with exposure to water, such as bathrooms and kitchens. It’s available in different levels of transparency, which allows you to play with depth and add intrigue to your design. In backsplash applications, it can help pull together the design of an entire room by creating a focal point that guides your gaze. Glass tile is also a natural material and often made from recycled glass, making it an eco-friendly choice for environmentally conscious homeowners.

Considerations

One of the biggest drawbacks to glass tile is its cost. Because it is more expensive, homeowners will often use it in smaller quantities, either as backsplashes or accents combined with other types of tile. Because it is transparent, proper installation is crucial to maintain a uniform look. Glass tiles are also more fragile than other materials and require more care during installation, which often leads to higher installation costs. With some exceptions, glass tile is not often used as a flooring material due to its slippery surface. Lastly, glass tile may show more water stains and soap residue and require more frequent cleaning that other materials.

To learn more about the possibilities of installing glass tile in your home, call Floor Coverings International West Houston today to schedule a free design consultation. We provide our customers in the greater West Houston and Sugar Land area with excellent selection, expert advice, and professional installation.

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