Glass (eye) candy.

 Top: Modwalls Lush 4×12 Surf Kitchen by McCaffrey Construction

Transparent glass tiles are making big waves in bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes.  The upside of glass tiles is that they tend to reflect rather than absorb light, are durable and supposedly easy to clean. They are more ecologically friendly than ceramic tiles as they use less energy to make and many styles are made from recycled glass. The downside is that they are very expensive and using a professional specialized in glass tile is highly advised.

glass tiles Angelina Random Pattern Clear Mixed Mosaic by Original Style | Mosaic glass tile at Carrelage Mosaique | Hexagon glass mosaic at Tile Daily  |  Mosaic glass tile in Luxe Silver at Indoor Capri |  Lush Weave by ModWalls | Mosaic glass Piazza series in Crystal Ice by Martini Mosaic |Offset Sky raised blue tiles by Original Style | Black/white mosaic glass tiles via Ali Express

I’ve been dreaming about using clear square glass tiles on our bathroom floor like in the below left side shower.  I don’t know if this is a feasible option (practically or economically speaking). But I do think it would help add some luminosity to an otherwise dark bathroom and would work well with the glass shower blocks.

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Top left: Island Stone Beach Glass tile image via Houzz |Top right: Lush 1×2 Surf Shower by Modwalls | Bottom: Bathroom by Penelope Irwin, Glass Expressions – Polaris White clear glass tile by Complete Tile Collection

I just love the color and finish of this tile so much. Do you think this would work with a light greyish grout?

Bathroom by Penelope Irwin, Glass Expressions – Polaris White clear glass tile by Complete Tile Collection

Links/Further reading:

  • Gorgeous high-end glass tiles from top brands at ArchiExpo.
  • Glass tile buying guide from eBay.
  • Pros and Cons of glass tile from HGTV
  • Pros and Cons of mosaic glass floor tile at
  • More pros and cons of mosaic glass tile at Overblog.
  • Cleaning and upkeep of glass tiles at Glass Tile
  • Glass Tile FAQ and installation tips from Build Direct.
  • Great comment detailing personal experience with Mosaic Glass Tile installation at

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