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The Advantages of Glass Mosaic Tile For Your Home

Published : 11/05/2017 15:54:09
Categories : Renovation Tips

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When you think of glass mosaic tile, you most likely think of a bold kitchen backsplash, a fancy tiled shower or a swimming pool. However, while the pool, kitchen and bathroom are perfect places for mosaics, you don't have to stop there. Whether you're creating a statement backsplash or a simple yet sophisticated border around a kitchen bar top, glass mosaics work in any room or space because of their versatility and ability to hold up to wear. Size is the secret weapon of glass mosaic tile, allowing it to function as both a stunning centerpiece or the perfect complementary accessory to a larger design.

These tiles can come in virtually any size and are available normally in squares and rectangles. Some installations will combine glass mosaics with tiles of other types such as stone, using the glass as accent pieces.

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There are some advantages in using Glass Mosaic Tile compare to other materials:

Design: Probably the biggest benefit of using mosaic glass in a flooring application is the beauty that can be achieved with a proper installation. You have a choice between solid and multicolored tiles, which can then be arranged in simple or intricate patterns. Some stores will also sell repeating patterns which are used to create complex pictures of flowers or animals.

Clean: Glass tiles are resistant to stains, mold, and mildew. They tend to show dirt very easily so you will always know when its time to clean. They are resistant to chemical damage and they aren’t porous, so you don’t have to worry about grime sinking into the tile. They are also very easy to clean and can be wiped down with a damp cloth or mopped up with warm water. In the case of soap scum buildup in a bathroom, a mild vinegar solution can be used. For the best result, we have Lithofin Bathroom Cleaner to maintain your precious tiles.

Green: It takes roughly half the energy to produce a glass tile that it does to make a ceramic tile of similar size. Some of them are using recycled glass tiles, which are made from reclaimed glass refuse.

Luminous: All but the darkest glass tiles will tend to reflect light, rather than absorb it. This can make the mosaic pieces seem to glow with a luminous radiance that you can’t find in any other flooring material.

Durability: As long as your glass tiles have passed the stringent ASTM standards required to be used as a flooring material, they should be durable and resistant to cracking under anything save sharp direct force applied with a hard object such as a hammer. Scratches are another matter.

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