Go wild with glass tiles

Go wild with glass tiles

Go wild with glass tiles

Go wild with glass tiles

If you’re looking to update the look of your home, consider adding glass tiles to your list of decorating options. Glass tiles have a lot of upside, and they may fit in perfectly to your long-term decorating plans.

Glass tiles come in a range of shapes and sizes. They also come in a variety of colors. Glass tile walls often feature a mixture of colors and shapes, creating a mosaic appearance on the finished wall. Glass tiles can be set individually, just like other tiles. You can also purchase pre-set glass tiles, which you would apply to a wall or countertop to create a mosaic without the need to set each tile individually.

Another alternative to glass tiles is backpainted glass. Backpainted glass is exceptionally versatile, and easy to create in place. Glass doesn’t normally take ordinary paint. While ordinary paint will dry on the glass surface, it peels and chips easily, especially in high humidity areas of your home, like bathrooms and kitchens.

A specially formulated paint for glass, like Glassprimer™ glass paint, will bond permanently to the glass surface. This guarantees that the paint you apply to the glass will stay in place after you’ve mounted the glass to a wall or other surface.

Glassprimer™ glass paint is also UV-resistant, which means that it will not fade, even when exposed to direct sunlight. Further, Glassprimer™ glass paint can be used for either interior or exterior projects, and cleans up with ordinary paint thinner. Glassprimer™ glass paint also comes in a water-based formulation that cleans up with water. Both formulations of Glassprimer™ glass paint are classified as low-VOC paints, which means that you won’t have to deal with noxious paint fumes while you’re creating your project.

Backpainted glass is actually easier and less expensive to create and apply than glass tiles are. Backpainted glass can be created for about $1 per square foot, and can be applied to a wall or surface with neutral-cure silicone adhesive, which is commonly available in home improvement stores.

Glassprimer™ glass paint is a specialized glass coating that bonds permanently to glass surfaces. GlassPrimer also makes a glass surface molecular activator that is designed to work with UV-inkjet glass printing processes. Glassprimer™ glass paint can be used in both interior and exterior applications and can help reduce solar heat gain in some applications. For more information about Glassprimer™ glass paint, please visit the rest of our site. If you’d like to purchase Glassprimer™ glass paint, please visit our online store .

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Mosaic glass tiles are trending in design

Glass tiles are trending in design

Mosaic glass tiles are trending in design

Mosaic glass tiles are trending in design

Glass in all of its forms is going strong as a design trend. The latest entries in glass decorating include glass tiles, patterned tiles and mosaic tiles. There’s nothing new about mosaics, or even patterned tiles. They’ve been around for hundreds (and in some cases, thousands) of years. But homeowners are incorporating them into their kitchens and baths.

Whether you go for glass on the floors, walls or even the ceilings, glass tiles are a hit in a big way. If you’re not good at laying down a bed of mortar, or don’t have the patience to line up little tiles, consider creating a back painted surface instead.

Back painted glass is easy to make, easy to install and easy to maintain. You can use back painted glass on the wall as a backsplash or just an interesting surface. You can also use it to reface cabinets or create beautiful countertops.

Glass is easy to clean and it’s impervious to bacteria. That makes it a natural choice for heavy-duty areas of your home like the kitchen and bathroom. If safety is a concern, you can use tempered glass, which is heat- and shatter-resistant. You can also get thick glass custom-cut for use on countertops.

As an added benefit, you can enhance the already-dramatic appearance of glass through lighting. Worried about color? No problem there, either! Glassprimer™ glass paint is specially formulated to adhere to glass surfaces. Paint one side of the glass using your favorite color, and once the paint is dry, flip it over and install it with the unpainted side facing outward.

You’ll get an exceptionally easy-to-make and easy-to-care for surface for your home that will perform flawlessly for years. Making back painted glass is an ideal do-it-yourself project that requires no special skills and ordinary supplies!

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