The experts at Floor Coverings International of Mentor find that glass tile is a great way to add a splash of color to places like the kitchen and bathroom. Versatile in color, shape, and function, glass tile works with any aesthetic to complement your flooring, appliances, or fixtures. While many people think of glass as shiny, these glass tiles come in dull finishes similar to porcelain tiles and in any range of coloring. You can have glass tiles made in small or large sizes and of any geometry you desire. This customizable decorative material is a must-have in your Painesville home.

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How Durable is Glass Tile?

Glass tile is typically used in areas where it will not encounter a high degree of stressful encounters. It still stands up well to light bumps in the shower or in the swimming pool – but it is not intended for heavy use. Glass tile is a great material for use in moisture-rich environments, as it does not discolor or stain. Its true durability lies in the quality of installation and grout maintenance, which has a great impact on how well the tiles remain in place.

Design Uses

Glass tile can be used to line swimming pools, in kitchen backsplashes, bathrooms, showers, and as decorative accents throughout the house. You name the color pattern and tile shape, and it can be made possible. From Moroccan patter look-alikes to classic subway tile or checkerboard pattern, glass tile can transform a space. Less expensive options available contain glass tile in pre-made sections of small individual tiles that easily attach for simple assembly. As a backsplash or shower material, the sky is the limit for what look you can attain for your home in Painesville.

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Maintenance

When it comes to glass tile, grout maintenance is the key to a beautiful looking surface. To clean your grout, mix warm water and vinegar at a 1:1 ratio, spray and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Use a toothbrush or soft cleaning brush to remove soap scum or dirt from the grout. Do your best to avoid scratching the tile or leaving the cleaning solution on your grout for too long. This cleaning only needs to be done as you see necessary. So once you’ve successfully cleaned the surface, you can look forward to a beautiful surface for a long time to come.

Start Today!

Are you interested in having glass tiles installed in your Painesville home? The experts at Floor Coverings International of Mentor are here to help! Call us today to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation and visit from our mobile showroom. We proudly serve the greater Mentor, Painesville, Willoughby, and Cleveland area.

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