glass tile in pittsburghGlass tile is a material known for its visual appeal and is particularly popular in bathrooms due to its resistance to mildew and mold. Here we’ll be discussing this material in depth. We encourage you to read on, and to consider adding a bit of glass tile to your Pittsburgh home.

Glass Tile Advantages


Glass tile is available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and levels of translucency. Oftentimes, homeowners will use small square glass tiles to finish showers or bathroom backsplashes. However, homeowners have also been known to use glass tile more unconventionally. Kitchen backsplashes made with bright colored glass Subway tiles are less common, but equally beautiful.

When it comes to glass tile homeowners are presented with very few design restrictions. Tile provides the flexibility of onsite installation, and thus glass tile can be used to adorn awkward or unusually shaped spaces. Coupled with a wide range of color and texture options, homeowners can use this material to truly personalize a room.

Resistant To Mildew And Mold

Unlike ceramic or stone tile, glass tile is resistant to the buildup of mildew and mold. This makes it an ideal material for locations that see a great deal of daily moisture, such as bathrooms or kitchens. Glass tile is commonly used to create backsplashes and tile showers.

Glass Tile Precautions

Difficult To Install

We should emphasize that although glass tile is a durable material, before installation individual tiles are very fragile. This can make the installation process tiresome and frustrating because if tiles aren’t aligned perfectly mistakes tend to stand out. Luckily, the design experts at Floor Coverings International Greater Pittsburgh will complete your glass tile installation from start to finish, so this isn’t something you’ll have to worry about.

Here at Floor Coverings International Greater Pittsburgh we look forward to helping you find the right glass tile for your home. We offer a wide selection, which we encourage you to take a look at in our product gallery. Our design experts proudly serve the greater Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Wexford, Cranberry, Mars areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!

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