Many Concord area homeowners are discovering the versatility of glass tile. Although it’s not rated for flooring applications, glass tile is a great way to add beauty and intrigue to the design of your home. But if it’s not meant for floors, where can you put it? Our experts at Floor Coverings International Concord share three of their favorite places below.  

Glass tile kitchen accent in Concord


One of the most common yet impactful places to install glass tile is in your kitchen. Glass makes for a great backsplash material thanks to its durability and ease of maintenance. Choose a brighter color to create a focal point in your kitchen, or choose a neutral color for added depth and intrigue. When deciding what style and color to use, keep in mind all the different elements of your kitchen so that your backsplash pulls them all together.

Glass tile backsplash in bathroom


Glass tile also works well in bathrooms thanks to its water resistance and easy maintenance. For smaller bathrooms or bathrooms with less natural light, glass tile has the added benefit of reflectivity that is hard to match with other tile materials. For a fun take on a traditional application, replace your backsplash with glass tiles in a subway pattern. Elevate the design of your shower with a  glass tile trim, or make it a centerpiece by tiling the shower walls. Just be aware that glass tile may show more water stains and soap residue than other materials.

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If you’re looking to create a truly unique living room, glass tile is the choice for you. Living rooms are the perfect blank slate for a creative project and provide you with a few unexpected places to use glass tile. Rejuvenate the look of your fireplace by covering the hearth with a glass tile mosaic that will catch and reflect the light of the fire. Or, rather than a contrasting paint color, use glass tile to create an accent wall. Lastly, don’t be afraid to let your creativity shine and make bold statements with different colors and patterns.

To learn more about the ways you can use glass tile in your home, call Floor Coverings International Concord. We provide Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA homeowners with great selection, expert knowledge, and professional installation!

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