Taking A Look At The Use Of Glass Tile
Glass tiles have been around for an immensely long period of time not just here in the United States but truly all throughout the world as we know it. As a matter of fact, the first glass mosaics can be traced as far back as a full three centuries (300 years) preceding the birth of Christ himself. And glass tiles and mosaics have remained popular in societies all across the globe, of this there is no doubt. After all, glass mosaics and other such glass tiles, from blue glass tile to linear glass mosaic tile and beyond, have a multitude of different applications.
For one thing, glass tiles and glass mosaics can be utilized for pool tiles. Pool tile installation has become commonplace in inground pools, as pool tile installation allows for beautiful mosaics to be created. When you go through the process of pool tile installation, you might choose to create a sea turtle mosaic. Or perhaps a mermaid mosaic is more your style. Fish mosaic tile sticks with the underwater motif and is often created during the process of pool tile installation as well. Of course, custom mosaics can be created through pool tile installation as well.
At the end of the day, pool tile installation and the creation of pool tile designs can actually save the home owner in question a good deal of money. This is because glass will last a lifetime when used as a pool liner. Once pool tile installation is completed, you will typically only have to worry about maintenance – and relatively little of it, for that matter. In a sharp contrast, other forms of pool liner wear out quite quickly, with plaster, exposed aggregate, and fiberglass all typically needing to be replaced after just a couple decades or so. In some cases, they might even need to be replaced as shortly after installation as five years, though this will depend on a number of other factors, such as the maintenance of the pool, the weather, and the general wear and tear that the pool sustains.
In addition to the process of pool tile installation, glass tiles can be used for a number of other purposes outside of the creation of mosaics like the tribal dolphin, the mosaic turtle, and other popular designs found in many a pool. Glass tiles like subway tiles, for example, are perfect for use in many parts of the home, such as in the kitchen and bathroom alike. Subway tiles, after all, are known for being easy to clean and care for, durable, and very reflective of light. Since they were first used for the subway system in New York City back at the beginning of the 20th century, it has become clear that subway tiles provide an affordable way to add tiling to your bathroom and kitchen spaces, a look that has long been in vogue, so to speak.
Blue glass tiles of any kind are likely to be particularly ideal in your home. This will hold especially true if you are planning to sell said home in the near future. This is because blue rooms can actually have a positive impact on housing price and the price at which you can actually sell a home. And when you have a blue room, your home can sell, on average, around $5,400 more than what it would sell without the presence of such a room. The bathroom is a typical room in which to include blue and many people have painted their bathrooms blue or incorporated some amount of blue mosaic tiles.
And the use of pool tiles and tiles for your kitchen and other mosaic tiles can even benefit the environment. This is due to the fact that as much as 100% of all mosaic tiles utilized are made from at least some level of recycled glass and are often even TOTALLY made from recycled glass. There’s no doubt about it that this is something that benefits us and helps us to live in a more sustainable way (something that becomes especially clear when you consider the longevity of glass mosaic tiles as well).