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Adorn a room with glass tile

Glass tiles are a striking addition to bathroom and kitchen room decor. The color that tile adds is appealing whether these colors are neutral or bright and bold. Glass is translucent, so the tiles have visual depth. Glass tiles catch and reflect the light, creating an illusion of space. Further, glass is a practical and waterproof material that inhibits bacteria as well as mold and mildew. NextGen Design & Build in Indian Land, SC, carries a large selection of tile for backsplashes, walls, and floors.


Glass subway tile is a favorite for a backsplash. Traditional subway tile is white, ceramic, and 3- x 6-inches in size, but styles are numerous today. Colorful 2-inch square mosaic tile designs and glossy large-format tiles are also in vogue. Of course, backsplashes are always a focal point in a room. Still, long, slender glass tile designs with a colorful, bold look are especially eye-catching. Glass works well with other tile materials like stone and ceramic, so unique designs are limitless.

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Glass tile for walls and floors

Standard and larger-sized glass tiles, sometimes highlighted by mosaic tiles, are trending for walls. Whether large or small, the tiles are composed of thin pieces of glass backed by a translucent glaze. Put a mosaic glass tile floor in the shower, and you've added an upscale element to the bathroom. Glass can indeed be slippery when wet. But because of the tiles' small size, the grout adds enough traction to the floor to keep it safe.

Installing glass tiles

A thin-set mortar is used to fasten tiles firmly in place, and then tiles are joined together with grout. You have a choice between traditional white or colored grout that complements or contrasts the color of the tile. Grout must be sealed for stain resistance and then cleaned periodically. For quicker installation, glass mosaic tile comes on mesh sheets that are about a one-foot square. Often, tiles are arranged on the mesh in layout patterns like offset and herringbone.

Because glass is translucent, the adhesive can be seen through the tiles. Thus, professional installation is imperative for the best results. NextGen Design & Build specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, so our installers are pros at laying tile. We bring our superior products and services to Indian Land, SC, Charlotte, NC, Fort Mill, SC, Pineville, NC, and Rock Hill, SC. Our design consultants are happy to help you with your glass tile upgrade. We invite you to visit our showroom in Indian Land, SC.