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10 Reasons to Consider Installing a Glass Backsplash

Installing a Glass Backsplash

Backsplashes add style, interest and personality to a room. They’re usually made of ceramic tile, metal, porcelain or stone. Have you ever considered the show-stopping appeal of a glass backsplash? Tile and/or sheet glass update and freshen a room, giving a whole new look and feel to the space. The following are some reasons to consider a glass backsplash for your kitchen and/or bathroom.

  • Eco-friendly: Glass has insulating properties helping your kitchen or bathroom stay warm in winter and cool in summer while reducing your energy bill. Glass tiles take ½ the energy of ceramic to produce and can be made of recycled materials. Sheet glass and glass tile are 100% recyclable at the end of their lifespan. 
  • Versatile: Glass tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours allowing you to achieve an assortment of looks and customize your backsplash to your unique needs and design. Choose your favourite colour and/or personalize a sheet glass backsplash with photo effects. Enhance your design with some LED lights! Glass can be combined with other materials (metal, stone) to create a unique, one-of-a-kind look for your kitchen and/or bathroom. 
  • Easy to clean: Glass is a non-porous material making it resistant to stains. Fingerprints, splatters and water spots are easily wiped away with warm soapy water and a cloth. Add DFI coating to make your glass backsplash even easier to clean. 
  • Hygienic: Most backsplash materials have seams and crevices that provide the ideal location for mould, mildew, and bacteria to grow. Glass is impermeable making it mildew and mould resistant. It will not harbour germs and/or bacteria that could endanger your family. 
  • Ease of installation: Glass can be applied on any flat surface and no demolition is required!
  • Reflect light: A glass backsplash naturally reflects and refracts light adding depth and interest to your walls and making your space feel open, bright and airy. It prevents the formation of shadows making your room easier to use. Best of all, glass won’t darken with age and/or use. 
  • Heat resistant:  A glass backsplash will not fade, crack or warp even when exposed to the extreme heat of your stove.
  • Aesthetic appeal: The unique elegance of glass adds that wow factor to a room. A glass backsplash is a work of art!
  • Cost-effective: Though the initial cost of a glass backsplash may be greater than a conventional one, the strong and durable nature of glass means you won’t need to replace it for many years. Conventional backsplash materials (ceramic, porcelain, stone) require regular re-grouting and eventually retiling to continue looking good over the years.
  • Durable: Glass may seem fragile but it is heat, fire and water resistant making it an ideal option for your home. Glass, typically, will not crack, change shape or colour. 


Whether you’re designing a new room or renovating an existing one, glass tile and sheet glass are great backsplash options for your home. They’re heat resistant, easy to clean, hygienic, eco-friendly, versatile and add shimmer and sparkle to your space! Consider glass for your kitchen and/or bathroom backsplash! 

Want a unique design and feel in your kitchen or bathroom? Looking for beauty, durability and efficiency? Ever considered a glass backsplash? Call Calgary’s premier glass and mirror company, House of Mirrors & Glass or visit our showroom. Our knowledgeable and efficient team provides excellent customer service with a focus on custom design. Call (403) 253-3777 or email us at info@houseofmirrors.com. Let us know what you’re looking to achieve and our experts will assist you!