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Glass Subway Tile

You've seen them either in person or on one of your favorite home improvement shows. Glass subway tiles are representative of the tiles found in the New York subway system, but made of glass instead of ceramic. Clean in design, glass subway tile certainly works well in bathrooms, but also brings a unique twist to many other areas especially kitchen backsplashes. With crystal clear glass over a colored backing, these subway tiles have durability to spare and wear well in residential or commercial kitchens, pool areas, or as wall or floor accents.

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Subway Tile Backsplash

Glass Subway Tile is popular for a kitchen backsplash because subway tiles combine both modern and traditional design into the backsplash. The time tested design of subway tile brought to the more modern use of glass for tiles is the perfect combination for both kitchen and bathroom installations. A subway tile backsplash is easy to clean and maintain. You're glass subway backsplash is sure to look great for many years.

Bathroom / Shower Surround

Subway tile made of glass is great for use in a bathroom as either a backsplash, on a wall or as a tub surround. It is both easy to install and to maintain in a bathroom. Try going with a traditional brick pattern or align the tiles into columns for a unique design. In bathroom tile installations you may want to try adding accenting a single colored area with an occasional tile in a complementing color. This brings interest and depth to your bathroom walls or shower/tub surround.

Cutting Glass Subway Tile

  1. Make an outline of the cut on a piece of paper or cardboard. Then, cut it out and trace the pattern onto the back of the subway tile. Make sure to flip the pattern 180° when translating the pattern to the tile so that it matches correctly when right side up.
  2. Push subway tile through your tile saw face down. This prevents the inevitable chipping from removing the painted back. If this happens it'll cause the thinset to be visible through the glass tile.
  3. For curved cuts you will need a band or ring saw specifically designed for glass tile.
  4. Use a smoothing stone to remove any excess chipping or burrs left on the glass subway tile from the cutting process.

Setting Subway Tiles

  1. When setting the tiles, butt them up to the adjacent tiles, and then press and twist the tile into the thin-set away from the already set tiles. This prevents thin-set from squeezing up into the grout lines. The less thin-set that dries in the grout lines, the less clean up will be required before grouting.
  2. Place tile spacers where a tile butts up to another tile. You should place at least two along each tile edge to ensure straight, uniform grout lines.

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