We understand that you love the look of Glass tile; and boy everyone is using it these days to upgrade in both business and home settings. Modern glass tile technologies, including the methods to take used glass and recreate it as green tiles, has resulted in a designer and customer resurgence of interest in glass tile as a floor and wall cladding.
Glass tile is now commonly used in kitchens, spas, and bathrooms. The usual Smali tiles most commonly used in the past are still very popular, however, the latest trends in small and large format glass products are now becoming the most widely accepted. They offer a completely different look and design aesthetic that standard tiles have never been able to achieve. Properties of creation using cast and fused glass methods now enable industry standards to be established, and accepted. The plasticity of these last two methods has resulted in a wide variety of looks and applications, including floor tiles!
Since the late 1990's, special glass tiles have been coated on the back side with a receptive white coating which now allows the impregnation of heat-transfer dyes by a printing process reproducing high resolution pictures and designs. The result has been phenomenal to say the least. By encouraging custom printed glass tile and glass tile, special designs and murals exhibit the toughness of glass on the wearing surface with photo-like pictures showing their colors. These are especially practical in kitchens and showers, where cleanser and moisture resistance are extremely important.
Longevity is by far a very real consideration if you are looking for something that will enable you not to worry about remodeling. Glass tile will last the lifetime of your home if it is installed properly. Special care is a must, abrasives are not used for cleaning, and it isn't suggested in high traffic areas, so make sure that proper selections can be made to truly enhance the value of your home, as well as cater to the design and colors found in your home.
Here at Keith Clay Floors, we understand your concerns, and can help you make the best decision when considering an upgrade of existing tile, or replacement in that new kitchen, spa, or bath setting you may be planning.
Here are some facts about Glass Tile, we believe will help you make your educated decision.
Looking for something that draws attention to a particular area? The luster of iridescent, matte, translucent glass tile will not go unnoticed. While these styles of glass tile are usually used for walls and backsplashes, due to scratching, some of these spectacular new glass tiles can even be used on flooring. Color selection is pretty much unlimited, and while some are not as easily cut with tile nippers or diamond studded commercial tile saws; they are highly recommended in the correct design location to enhance the beauty and value of your home or business.
Don't forget to consider your options in creating the perfect tile design which makes the best use of your planned space, and be sure to adopt that personal look and feel and potential mood established with the other decor items in that location. Modern, contemporary, traditional or transitional between those 3 all have wonderful options available for your consideration. Color palettes, bright and fun with lots of color are a new attention to detail that can enhance your taste and make a bold statement.
Keith Clay Floors is here to help you determine your tile project's design. After a quick inspection of your location, we are able to help you understand what your best options will be in keeping with your design goals. Ultra modern, Old World Traditional, or Standard Retro are all options in today's design world, and readily available in the marketplace. Call us now and let's begin to plan your next project. A qualified staff member is ready to help answer any questions you may have. World Class Craftsmanship at affordable prices 972-463-6604