Glass Tile Ideas and Design for the Bathrooms

Glass tiles are known for their beauty and have in fact been used for hundreds of years, they are especially good for bathrooms and kitchens where moisture levels are high because they are non porous meaning they don’t absorb water. They are also extremely easy to clean and can open up small rooms by reflecting the light.

There are all sorts of designs in the bathroom where you can make glass tiles work and although they are generally harder to install, the finished product will be a fabulously designed bathroom which you can enjoy for years to come.

Glass tiles are ideal for backsplashes and different colours and sizes can be used to create a focal point in your bathroom. They are generally more expensive than other tile brands but they are great for updating your bathroom and can be used in certain areas such as the backsplash and shower area. Ceramic or other tiles are often used together with glass which make it a little less expensive. They can be used as borders or central patterns with other tiles as a surround.

Glass tiles come in a wide range of colours and sizes and although larger tiles are easier to install, smaller ones are often used because of their beauty and style. Smaller ones can be used around the edges of the shower and central area to create a design.

Glass tiles definitely need to be seen and shouldn’t be confined to places like an enclosed shower. Designs can be created around towel rings and as a border around the bath. Remember that you don’t have to tile a whole wall to create a unique and stylish design. Mosaic’s are also great in bathrooms and there are many different variations in styles. Plainer tiles are often used with intermittent Mosaic themed tiles either in a straight line or placed diagonally. Tiling on one wall of the shower is also a popular design and can really brighten up a small area. Glass tiles used in showers are ideal because they are very easy to clean and the variations of colour will really brighten up the area.

Glass can also be used on the floor together with ceramic tiles; patterns can be designed to fit in around the borders or by completing a central glass tile design with ceramic tiles as a surround.

Glass tiles are more expensive but are defiantly worth the extra cost as they will add elegance and style in any bathroom. There is always the option to use glass tiles together with other tiles, keeping the cost to a minimum.