Is Glass Tile the Best Option for Your Shower? Learn the Potential Pros and Cons

Is Glass Tile the Best Option for Your Shower? Learn the Potential Pros and Cons

Are you considering installing glass tile in your bathroom? If so, we recommend that you begin by choosing the right material for your needs. One of the materials to consider is glass. Keep reading to learn both why some people like this option and why others do not prefer them. Remember that you can contact Mission Tile West for a private appointment to visit our showroom.

Glass is a Beautiful Choice

Certainly one of the top reasons to choose glass, it is very beautiful. If you want a modern, sleek, and refreshing look, then glass might be a great choice. You can choose glass in matte or gloss finishes, and you have a virtually endless number of design options. It also reflects light, which can make the shower seem larger, and because it is translucent the color will show all the way through.

Glass is Low Maintenance

Another big advantage is that glass is so easy to maintain. Just use a little window cleaner and a cloth, and you can clean it up and prevent soap build-up. It is also entirely water-resistant and does not stain. These make it a great long-term investment.

The Installation Process is More Challenging

On the other side, glass requires a lot more care while it is being installed compared to other tile options. This is doubly true if you have architectural details in your shower that would require special cuts. If you are planning your own installation, then glass is likely more trouble than it is worth. We do recommend that you hire a professional if you choose this option.

Glass Can Be More Expensive

While of course it depends on the type of glass tile you are considering, and what you are comparing it to, it is common for glass to be more expensive than other options. If you are really in love with glass tile, you might choose to use it as an accident. You can use it in small areas of the shower while covering larger surface areas with ceramic or another durable tile.

Imperfections Are Hard to Hide on Glass Tile

Glass has a reflective surface, which is part of what makes it such a desirable option. However, this reflective surface also reflects and highlights any imperfections in the glass. You can choose to see this as a way to showcase the uniqueness of the tile, but if you are a perfectionist then this might not be the best option.

To find the best options for your tile needs, we suggest you contact Mission Tile West at 626-799-4595 to set up an appointment to visit our showroom. We look forward to helping you select the right tile for your needs.