What Is It?
A backsplash covers the wall behind a sink or stove to prevent it from being hit by water, grease, or food. Backsplashes are commonly located in bathrooms or kitchens and can be made from a variety of materials, including stone tile, ceramic tile, and glass tile. More unconventionally, backsplashes can also be made using mirrored glass, tin, or brick. Glass tile is a popular backsplash material because it offers a great deal of design versatility and is also highly durable. We encourage you to read on to learn more about this dependable backsplash option, and to consider adding it to your Pittsburgh home.
Glass Tile Backsplash Advantages
Versatile—Glass tile is available in a wide range of sizes, colors, and levels of translucency, which presents almost limitless options when it comes to backsplash design. Compared to stone tile backsplashes, glass tile backsplashes are much more customizable. Homeowners can choose a particular color scheme or pattern, and can even construct a specific image.
Durability—Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, glass tile is also highly durable. This variety of tile is resistant to mold and mildew buildup, and can be easily wiped clean. A backsplash is meant to protect, and regularly undergoes wear and tear. Luckily, glass tile resists water and tends to look brand new over the course of many years.
Glass Tile Backsplash Precautions
Fragile—Before it’s installed glass tile is fragile, which can lead to an installation process that’s tiresome and frustrating. We don’t recommend that you install your glass tile backsplash on your own because any mistakes tend to stand out. Not to worry though, our design experts will happily complete your glass tile backsplash installation from start to finish. Therefore, the delicate nature of individual glass tiles isn’t something you’ll have to worry about.
Here at Floor Coverings International Greater Pittsburgh we’d love to help you find the perfect tile for your kitchen or bathroom backsplash. Maybe that’s glass tile, maybe it’s not. Either way we’re here to help! We proudly serve the greater Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Wexford, Cranberry, Mars areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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