Mosaic Glass Tiles…On Your Floor?

You bet! These gorgeous tiles lend a look and feel of complete elegance and beauty. But, they do have a downside and are not appropriate for everyone. So, what are the benefits and drawbacks associated with Mosaic Glass?

The innate sophistication and simple glamour of this application is unmatched. Mosaic Glass is available in a plethora of styles and designs. Regardless of whether you choose solid or multicolored tiles, the effect can be breathtaking. Another plus is the tiles’ tendency to reflect light which will bathe your room in a lovely, luminous glow. No other flooring material on the market today can compare to the sheer radiance of these glass tiles.

For the environmentally-minded, Mosaic Glass is considered a “green” alternative. Ceramic tiles use 50% more energy to produce versus Mosaic. Another option is to utilize recycled glass significantly decreasing the impact on the environment.

Additionally, Mosaic is surprisingly durable and relatively easy to clean. Glass is inherently resistant to mold and mildew. Grime will not sully these tiles and they are nearly impervious to stains. Simply wipe with a damp cloth or a warm-water mop to wash off the dirt.

Now, for the downside: Mosaic Glass can be costly. Individual tiles run from forty dollars up to a hundred dollars per square foot for specialty designs and colors. It is not recommended for heavy traffic areas due to its susceptibility to breakage and scratching. Despite its durability, Mosaic Glass can crack easily under the force of a dropped object; particularly, a heavy object. Scratches will accumulate over time marring the beauty and finish of your floor.

Another issue for concern, especially in homes with small children and/or seniors, is the slipping factor on a wet floor. Glass, as we know, is an unusually smooth surface and while lovely, can pose a hazard in your home.

Finally, Mosaic Glass installation is extraordinarily difficult and not recommended as a do-it-yourself project for the layperson. Do yourself a favor and hire a pro to properly install this type of floor.

Now that you have all the facts, consider Mosaic Glass tiles for a lovely and unusual flooring alternative in your home!