Monday, 30 June 2008

Glass Mosaic Tile For Your Kitchen

Adding glass tile to your kitchen is both aesthetic and valuable. The kitchen is a gathering place for many families. Mosaic tiles are beautiful to look at and make this space even more comfortable for dinners and parties. Glass tile also increases the value of your home even though you can spend as little as $2 per square foot on the tiles.

Many people have glass mosaic tile installed on their backsplash area. This is the space behind the counters between the top and bottom cabinets. You can usually tile this with 30 square feet or less of product, making it an economical project.

The space behind the stove is usually treated with special consideration. This is a larger area so feel free to do something a little more decorative here. If you choose to do a blend of metallic glass and vitreous glass on the backsplash then try just doing a solid metallic glass behind the stove. You can even do an extravagant mosaic picture for this larger space.

The backsplash is the most popular place for glass tile but there are other areas that these little tiles work well. You need to know that the small mosaic tiles will make a space look larger so using these tiles in a small kitchen will dramatically increase the look of the room size. Many glass tiles can be installed on a floor. Check with the supplier to see which ones are suitable. Installed in a small kitchen, mosaic tile will visually enlarge the size of the space.

Another idea would be to install a custom blend of glass tiles on a complete wall in your kitchen. This could be done on a wall that is opposite your counter space or even the part of the wall that touches your backsplash area. If your kitchen has the dining area combination then the glass tiles are a great way to separate the two areas.

Tiling the wall under a bar in the kitchen is a perfect application. When people sit at the bar they tend to kick the wall. This will eventually wear down the wall and keep it scuffed up. Glass tile is very durable and can withstand the daily knocks. Since it is glass, it is very easy to clean by using your everyday household cleaners.

Adding sparkle and elegance to your kitchen can be affordable and fun. Every kitchen is different but all can be tiled from floor to ceiling if the owner desires.

Tammy Wise has been creating mosaic art for over 9 years. She has been published in major glass magazines and has done mosaic commission work for businesses. Tammy currently owns her own mosaic business in Owasso, Oklahoma. Tile Shack Mosaic Supplies ships superior products all over the world. Find plenty of supplies plus more information on mosaics at

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