The beauty and translucence of glass tile makes it a great choice for virtually any Middletown homeowner and is one of our favorites here at Floor Coverings International® of Middletown. Read on to learn more about glass tile, and why you should consider it for your next tile purchase.
The beauty in glass tile is its translucence. It reflects light, brightening even the dreariest corner. Glass tile comes in virtually every color, making it a versatile material for matching your decor. Glass tile color is achieved by mixing pigments within the molten glass or fusing the color pigment on the surface of the tile during the firing process. No matter which method is used, you can be sure the color will not fade and will maintain its brilliance for generations to come.
Glass tiles are impervious to water and boast an absorption rate of 0%. Other popular tile options, like ceramic, have anywhere from 0.05% to 3% absorbency. This is a benefit of choosing glass, especially when you are using it for a backsplash, shower surround, or flooring for a bathroom.
If being ecologically responsible is important to you, you will appreciate the fact that glass tile is often created using recycled materials at least in part. Also, glass tiles only require about half the energy to produce as ceramic tiles, by comparison, which is another eco-friendly feature you can enjoy in your Middletown home.
Ease of Maintenance
Often the choice between various tiles will come down to which option is easier to maintain and keep clean. You can easily wipe splashes and grime off glass tiles will an all-purpose cleaner or a little soapy water. Mildew and mold are also not an issue for glass.
Glass tile can be installed on walls, serve as backsplashes, or trim in virtually any location within your home. You can use it to create a centerpiece, by opting for a mosaic pattern or create a mural. You can even use glass tiles in an outdoor setting.
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Glass tile is a great addition to any Middletown home. If you have ever contemplated it as an option, contact our experts at Floor Coverings International® of Middletown for a free in-home design consultation. We are proud to serve Orange County, Middletown, Goshen, and Warwick and the surrounding areas.
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