Properties That Make Glass Mosaic Tiles Popular

Just a small sample of the huge range of glass mosaic tiles availableIf you are looking for tiles that really add a splash of color, then you may want to consider glass mosaic tiles. Traditionally used in bathrooms and kitchens, glass mosaic is suitable for any room in the home, or even outdoors.

Glass is a product with a wide range of uses becauses of it’s properties. Windows and food storage are well known to all, and one reason for this is its transparency. That’s fine for windows, however, when it comes to tiles, you want color, not transparency, and fortunately, glass can be colored. In fact, pick a color and they will have glass in that color. Glass mosaic is simply colored glass that has been cut into cubes and attached to backing material.

When glass is put together like this, you can create any pattern, and this becomes glass mosaic, a product that is very popular in the building industry, particularly in homes. Glass has one particular property that makes it even more important – it is non-porous. This means it won’t take on odors or discolor easily. Glass is easy to clean and is relatively low maintenance. If you need a hygienic surface, then glass mosaic is one of the easiest tiles to deliver – steam cleaning or chemical cleaning won’t generally harm glass mosaic tiles.

Other properties that make glass mosaic tiles popular include their reflective nature – glass will reflect light, so they are ideal for areas that have low lighting. In fact, you can get really interesting effects by placing lights at angles to glass mosaic. Glass mosaic tiles can be used to great effect in many areas of the home where they will add a relaxing and shimmering, luminous look.

Come and talk to one of the tile experts at Éco Dépôt if you are interested in learning more about the many uses of glass mosaic tiles. Our professional tile experts can help you select the right glass mosaic tile for your project, provide advice on how to install them, and teach you how best to maintain them.