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Glass and Decorative Tiles 101: A Popular Design Accessory

Planning a remodel? Glass and decorative tiles are one of the hottest items on the market right now – they make the perfect backsplash, wall décor or finishing touches for just about any kitchen or bathroom. No kitchen is complete without a tasteful backsplash, and nothing says tasteful quite like glass and decorative tiles.

Imperial Wholesale has the largest variety of glass mesh tile in Phoenix available to browse and purchase. With so many colors and styles to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding exactly what you are looking for when you visit either of our two locations.



A Practical Solution



Originally, backsplashes were added to kitchens and bathrooms in order to protect the walls from water and oil damage, especially in areas around the sink and stove. However, the visual appeal of a backsplash soon transformed the tiles that were once thought of only as easy-to-clean protective surfaces into a new way to decorate the home. Backsplashes are easy to install without disturbing other elements in the rooms, so it’s perfect for those looking for a quick-fix home make-over. There are many different ways to work with backsplash. Some people like to cover entire walls, while others like to use it to highlight specific areas in the room. The variety of colors and materials allows a backsplash to be a beautiful addition in any home, no matter what the overall theme is.

The transparency of a glass tile mesh backsplash creates a brighter and larger looking living space, perfect for smaller kitchens and bathrooms. For those who don’t like to use too much elbow grease, glass tile is perfect because it doesn’t stain and is impervious to water damage. Glass tile also offers a larger variety of designs and colors, allowing the customer to get the right look for their home.

Glass, Metal & Stone



For homeowners looking for something other than a glass backsplash, Imperial Wholesale also offers metal and stone mesh to match other molding and tile options in stock.

Metal mesh backsplashes are great because they are easy to clean and give the home a sleek, bright look. Offered in everything from modern stainless steel to rustic copper and tin, metal mesh can fit into any home’s design.

Stone mesh is a great choice because it is durable, affordable and matches perfectly into homes that already have stone elements like countertops and flooring.

Mixed mesh backsplashes combine a variety of materials in a mosaic of patterns that add an artistic look to the home. Rather than having a solid block of one color and one material, mixed mesh allows the homeowner to create more of an overall eye-catching design onto the wall.

Do glass tiles come in different shapes?



Yes! Glass tiles come in a variety of shapes and styles, including common squares, long and thin rectangles, triangles, circles, and other varying shapes.

Most glass and decorative tiles come in the form of mesh, meaning multiple tiles are attached to a mesh backing, making installation much easier. This allows you to install one complete mesh piece at a time, rather than having to install each individual tile, piece by piece. In addition to making the installation process easier, mesh backing allows you to better visualize what the backsplash or tiled wall will look like once complete, before installing it in your home!

What are the benefits of glass tiles?



Glass tiles come with a long list of benefits. They are a great way to bring a pattern or color (or both) into your space. In addition to the aesthetic benefits, tile backsplashes in a kitchen are easy to clean and help keep grease and other spills from ruining your walls. Similarly, bathrooms with tiled walls, once properly sealed, are waterproof and can be used in a variety of different ways, depending on your specific wants and needs! Call the experts at Imperial Wholesale and discover how the perfect backsplash can add beautiful detail to any kitchen or bathroom.