Major Advantages And Disadvantages of Glass Mosaic Tiles

Glass mosaic tiles are one of the most beautiful and versatile flooring materials you can find on the market today. But just like any other flooring material, they also have some advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few of them.

Glass mosaic tiles are among the most versatile and beautiful types of tiles available today. You can use it to enhance the beauty of your flooring design, pools, bathrooms, kitchen, and living space. You can likewise install them on the wall as a decorative piece, as the backsplash, or as a walling material. You can also install the mosaic tiles on the floor (as a tile flooring material, or as a border) and in any other parts of your home.


Glass mosaic tiles are available in various colors, patterns, sizes, and shapes. The most commonly used size is the standard size which measures 1/2” x 1/2” while the most famous shapes are rectangle and square. Regardless of how you want to use the mosaic tile, it is wise to know its primary advantages and disadvantages.

Major advantages of mosaic tiles

Easy to clean and maintain

Glass tiles are easy to maintain and clean. You can also quickly know when you need to clean them since it is easy to see the accumulated dirt. Glass tiles are not porous and they are naturally resistant to mold, mildew, stains, and chemical damage.

Adds beauty to your room

The right selection of mosaic tiles can make any room more elegant and beautiful. If properly installed, they can add character and color to your flooring. You can also easily play with them and use your artistic prowess to create your own unique design.

Extremely durable

Glass mosaic tiles, specifically those that have passed the flooring material stringent ASTM standards, are very durable. They are as well naturally resistant to cracking.

Environmentally friendly

The process of creating glass tiles is more environmentally friendly than the other tile materials. It only uses almost half the energy needed to produce the same size of ceramic tiles.

They are lustrous

What makes glass mosaic tiles unique from the other tile flooring materials is its lustrous appearance. Instead of absorbing the light, they tend to glow and reflect the light.

Major disadvantages of mosaic tiles


Challenging to install

Mosaic tiles are a bit more challenging to install than the natural stone or ceramic tiles. You need to be an expert in tile installation to make it right. With only a single mistake you can easily ruin your entire work. Thus, hiring a professional tile installer who specializes in glass mosaic installation is highly recommended.

They can get slippery

Glass mosaic tiles have a smooth surface. And because of this, they can easily get slippery especially when wet. If you are using glass flooring on your entire floor, you may want to add non-slip throw rug.

Relatively expensive

Glass mosaic tiles can undeniably make your room more attractive, stunning and elegant with their unparalleled beauty and luminosity. But this quality comes at a hefty price. Perhaps the number one disadvantage of glass mosaic tile is its price. Although you can find some glass floor tile sales at merely $8 to $10 per square foot, you have to be prepared to shell out around $30 to $100 for higher quality and more attractive colors and patterns.

Hopefully, the above-mentioned advantages and disadvantages can help you decide whether you will choose glass mosaic tiles or not.


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