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Marble vs. Glass vs. Granite

Posted On: September 19, 2015

Though it’s not really a competition – marble, granite, and glass mosaic tiles do have their own advantages, disadvantages and best uses. If you are making selections for your new home’s kitchen, baths and accents or if you are preparing to remodel your kitchen or bath; it is helpful to know which tile works best for floors, countertops, wall accents, and all those places where tiles will give beautiful stylish drama to your home.

Marble is a distinctive natural stone that offers a multitude of colors and exceptional swirling patterns. These diverse patterns make marble tiles look stunning when installed properly. When selecting marble tiles, all of your tiles should come from the same original batch. It’s always a good idea to purchase a few additional tiles to keep for backup. Marble’s most popular use is flooring, but it is also used on countertops and in wall applications as well. Marble is porous and must be sealed and cleaned to help prevent staining, scratching and cracking and to maintain its striking appearance for many years to come.

Glass mosaic tiles are among the prettiest tile offerings with luminescent color and varied shapes and patterns. While glass tiles can be used for flooring (if rated as such and installed properly), their most popular uses are backsplashes and accents in classic tile presentations. Nothing beats glass mosaic tiles for their exquisite beauty and unmatched vibrant diversity, but you should keep in mind, you’ll need a glass mosaic tile installer to get the job done well so you can enjoy your glass tiles for years to come.

Granite is actually crystalline, igneous rock, which makes for strong tile. Granite can be purchased in solid slab cuts or in tiles for a less expensive option. Granite’s favorite application is kitchen countertops but it can also be used effectively in the bathroom where its thick tough resilience makes it an ideal choice. As a natural stone, granite comes in gorgeous patterns featuring beiges, blues, reds, greens, yellows, black and white, but trim options can be somewhat limited and sealing is needed to keep it looking its best well into the future.

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Glass Mosaic Tile Bath Accents

Posted On: September 19, 2015

Glass Mosaic Tiles are uniquely beautiful. Depending on your selection – they do tend to be a bit more costly than most other tiles. They also need specialized installation procedures so be sure to use a professional installer that has experience working with glass mosaic tiles. No other tile can give you the unique luminescence of glass mosaic tiles, the vast array of distinctively vibrant colors or the multitude of shapes and sizes.

If budget is a concern on your project, a designer accent wall, a full shower surround or a glass mosaic tile floor may simply be out of the question. But if you still want to add the matchless look and style of glass mosaic tile to your bath, you may want to consider using it as an accent to less expensive traditional tiles. It is the perfect option if you are on a budget and truly adds a striking accent to any application.

As a bonus to your budget, with small accent-type applications, you won’t need an expert to do the installation, saving you even more. And even better, glass mosaic tiles are easy to cut to size for your application. You can also easily install them horizontally, vertically, and cut it into small accent shapes (like squares of mosaic tiles turned on their side become diamond accents in a bathroom wall).

Imagine using your favorite glass mosaic tiles set into classic tiles for your shower surround in a single vertical accent from ceiling to floor (in a complementary color or a contrasting color –whatever your style). The glass mosaic tile accent will make your bathroom look uniquely couture. How about installing a horizontal glass mosaic tile accent stripe all the way around the shower – you simply choose the width you like and where you’d like your accent to go on the wall. Beautiful! An accent stripe or a diamond design added to your tiled soaking tub surround or your tiled floor will add a bit of stunning glamour to your bath.

Glass Mosaic Tile – uniquely beautiful and the perfect accent to add drama and style to your bathroom, while keeping you perfectly on budget!

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