Glass tile accents in a lavish San Antonio, TX spa bathroom

A glass tile installation for a lavish spa bathroom

From the bold and vibrant to the more subtle pastel colors, installing glass tiles?can turn a blah bathroom into an exciting, interesting space.

Don't be fooled by their fragile appearance! When installed correctly, these sparkly little jewels are a terrific option for this surface because they are durable, easy to clean and, especially important for the bathroom, mold, and mildew resistant.

They come straight from the landfill; the recycled glass is melted, then handcrafts into various shapes. You can either use them as liners, decorative trims, accents, or as field tiles (commonly referred to as such because they are the ones used in the main field of a room).

Glass mosaic tiles are handcrafted. A thin layer of glass is applied to a ceramic, porcelain, or stone and then cut into a small format. While the most common shape is a square or rectangle, it is possible to get them in other forms.

They can be slippery when wet

The grout lines do help to minimize this somewhat, but there are also certain slip-resistant sealers.

Discuss this with your flooring pro.

Other types of tiles that can add excitement

All tile comes in a dizzying array of colors, patterns, designs, and styles. They can also be made to look like anything from wood, which is so popular right now, to ever-classic stone.

Don't match, but coordinate colors, shapes, and sizes to create your unique design.

You?ll never go wrong with porcelain tile flooring, especially now that the large format ones are so popular. A type of ceramic, these also include sand and glass in their composition to make them sturdier and appropriate for the heaviest foot traffic floors.

They?re also waterproof and stand up to weather, making them ideal for outdoor spaces such as patios and decks.

Ceramic tiles come either glazed or unglazed, and we often also see these as backsplashes and accent walls. Subway tiles are a type of ceramic, and the once white-only 3 X 6 rectangle now comes in a variety of exciting colors, shapes, and sizes, just as appropriate for the floor or walls.

For more information come into the CW Floors showroom in San Antonio or Rockwall, TX, serving San Antonio, Denton, Rockwall, Dallas, and Fort Worth. Ask about our estimates.