GLASS TILE

Glass tiles are perfect for kitchen backsplashes, bathroom walls, and pool floorings. They are soft to the touch, with a smooth, organic edge. If you're looking for something different to natural stone tiles in your home, glass tiles can be an intriguing alternative.

Whether you use glass subway tiles or glass mosaic tiles, a glass backsplash will softly illuminate your kitchen or bathroom. Here at Marble Systems, we offer an extensive selection of modern glass mosaics and tiles.

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Antique Mirror Tiles Collection

Antique Mirror Tiles

Our Antique Mirror Tile collection harkens back to a rich history. Venetian glassmakers introduced the process of making mirrors out of plates in the early 15th century on the island of Murano. They soon became a luxury product, renowned as the finest mirrors in the world. Their appeal came from a special technique utilized by Venetian glassmakers. To create an alluring glimmer, they inserted gold leaf into the glass before it solidified.Inspired by this classic antiquing process, Marble Systems has created a rich, artfully aged selection of patterns and tiles. The resulting collection delivers an old-world look with a new-world style.The Antique Mirror Tile collection is ideal for interior wall use. Our glass tiles are the perfect surface for any decorative application, from kitchen backsplashes to bathroom wall tiles. They're impervious to oil and acid stains, so they'll always look beautiful in your home or business. Glass is also affordable with a wide variety of colors available; it's easy to clean and maintain too.With a wide range of coordinating wall tiles, floor tiles, and mosaic tile options available, your walls will certainly be the centerpiece of any room.
Coastal Glass Tile Collection

Coastal Glass Tile

Come sail away with Marble Systems’ Coastal Glass Tile Collection. Interlocking tiles are available in a combination matte /gloss finish. These glass tiles are soft to the touch with a neutral, organic edge. Super functional in active areas, including kitchen backsplashes, countertops, showers or floors.Over the years, the use of color has been a constant topic in the world of stone, tile and glass across America. We certainly spend a good deal of time in this space discussing it. One way to simplify the task of choosing a color scheme is by thinking in terms of “disposable” colors versus “durable” colorsAvailable in 7 soft environmental tones: Breeze, Fog, Air, Drift, Fresh, Tide and Foam. Plus an additional 6 metallic color values. Not suitable for pools or fountains where the tiles are submerged under water. Sold by the sq ft.
Oceanside Glass Collection

Oceanside Glass

Sorbetto Glass & Stone Collection

Sorbetto Glass & Stone

The Sorbetto Glass & Stone Mosaics Collection from Marble Systems puts stone and glass in combination, an ancient architectural concept. Both mediums imply a coolness of premise and purpose. Over the years, the use of color has been a constant topic in the world of stone, tile and glass across America. We certainly spend a good deal of time in this space discussing it. One way to simplify the task of choosing a color scheme is by thinking in terms of “disposable” colors versus “durable” colors. Glass and stone tiles provide the perfect example of a durable finishes  in modern design plans. In the technology of today, stone and glass mosaics reach new heights with the Sorbetto Collection. The glass elements are visually cool and the stone elements somewhat more warming.

Glass Tile Usage

One of the main benefits of glass tiles is their functionality and versatility. Pools, fireplaces, walls, floors, and kitchen backsplashes are only a few places around the home where they work well. Additionally, they can be installed in patterns to add a stylish allure to any interior.

For a bold layout with a modern design, glass tiles offer a sophisticated and eye-catching look. They are particularly ideal for small rooms, as they mirror light and create a bright, spacious atmosphere. Their translucent, bright colors make them perfect for contemporary kitchen backsplashes.

We recommend installing them in areas of the house with a lot of moisture, like kitchens, bathrooms, or pools. Glass is particularly waterproof, with an absorbency rate of 0%. In contrast, ceramic has an absorbency rate of 0.5–3%. Consequently, glass tiles can be slippery, so we recommend using a non-slip sealant on surfaces.

Glass is a bit pricier than ceramic. If you're on a budget, we suggest mixing glass with other cheaper materials. You can decorate eye-catchy areas with glass tiles and install other sorts of inexpensive tiles for the wider areas. Blending can also be a solution.

Design

Although you might think glass comes only in a clear and glossy finish, we offer thousands of variations in other finishes. We also offer mosaic forms. From reflective to opaque to matte, we have every option available to choose the perfect fit for your home:

  • The Antique Mirror Collection is inspired by the historic Venetian art of making mirrors out of plates. This collection includes rich, artfully aged tile patterns that deliver an antique look with a modern style.
  • The Coastal Glass Collection includes interlocking tiles in a mixture of matte and gloss coatings. The mosaics are available in seven soft, natural tones and six metallic shades. This collection is not suitable for submerged areas, like pools or fountains.
  • The Oceanside Glass Collection includes a mixture of glass mosaics and pebbles, ideal for shower walls.
  • The Sorbetto Glass Collection includes thin rectangular tiles made of stone and glass. They work well as shower walls.

If you enjoy DIY projects, you can even paint the surface behind the transparent tiles for a unique, customized look. The choices are endless.

Installation

Glass tiles are unbelievably resilient to cracks and breaks. But glass is still glass. If you are planning to install them by yourself, you must be extra careful.

Grouting requires more precision than other types of floor tiles. Since glass is clear and transparent, the adhesive may show up easily. If you attempt to install them yourself, it may be difficult to accomplish a professional-looking outcome. Therefore, you may consider hiring a professional for installation. If you choose a professional installer, make sure they have experience in glass tiles.

Since showers come in a variety of sizes and designs, the tiles may require special cuts. A professional installer may be needed to adjust and cut the tiles.

Just like ceramic tile, we suggest buying at least 10% extra floor tile than needed. If any damage happens, you can easily replace your tiles.

If you’re on a tight budget, we suggest using a combination of glass and ceramic. A popular design is to make the majority of the backsplash out of ceramic and use glass tiles as an accent.

Maintenance

Make sure to be careful cleaning glass. If the tiles are rubbed with abrasive materials, they can get scrapes. Unlike natural stone, you can’t easily fix scratches on glass. Replacing part of a glass tile backsplash may be burdensome.

Nevertheless, glass tiles are hygienic and easy to clean. They are mildew-resistant, making them ideal if anyone in your household has allergies. Gunk and dashes are easy to rub out glass floor tiles with a little soapy water or versatile cleaner. Mold does not easily grow on glass.