Are you planning to remodel your kitchen and can’t decide which type of backsplash material will be the most beneficial? Glass tile may be the solution. Glass is being used extensively in modern kitchen designs, not only for the beauty it provides but for the number of advantages glass has over other common materials.
Easy to Clean
Food, sauces and beverages that splash onto the tiles will not be absorbed into the glass. To keep the glass tile looking new, simply wipe it off with a damp cloth after cooking. When cooking spills do occur, a cloth with warm water and soap will quickly remove the buildup.
Resistant to Mold and Mildew
Some backsplash materials, such as wood and metal, typically have seams and crevices that provide the ideal location for mold, mildew, and bacteria to grow. Since glass is impermeable it will not harbor the germs and bacteria that could potentially endanger your family’s health. Glass tiles can even be installed in areas where there are a lot of water splashes, such as on the wall behind the sink, without worry of mold and mildew.
One of the best features of a glass tile backsplash is that it is environmentally friendly. If you are looking for ways to make your home greener, glass is the perfect solution. In many situations, the glass used to make the tiles has been recycled, and if you ever decide to remove the tiles, they too can be recycled. Glass also has insulation properties so the kitchen will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, which can help you save money on energy bills.
Glass naturally reflects and refracts light, which will make the kitchen feel more open, brighter and larger. The glass creates fewer shadow effects than other materials, which will provide more light in the cooking areas. Regardless of the colors you choose, glass tiles will not darken the area around the stove, making it easier to cook meals to perfection.
Infinite Design Options
Glass tiles are available in a shape, size and color to suit any style and design theme. Whether you choose to combine several different colors or choose to use a single color, glass tiles will give your kitchen a luxurious look. In many situations, this type of backsplash can also add resale value to the home. Glass tiles can also be combined with other materials, such as metal, to create a unique, one-of-a-kind look for your kitchen.
Glass tiles are also heat resistant, so they typically will not crack, change shape or change color. If you want to change the look of your kitchen in the future, you won’t need to do a complete remodel. Simply remove a few glass tiles and replace them with a different color to give the kitchen a whole new look and save money.
Contact Mees Distributors, Inc. to learn more about how glass tiles can instantly transform your kitchen.