Glass is one of the most expensive kitchen backsplash materials out there. The cost of glass is between $7 and $30 per square foot, and the installation cost of a glass backsplash is around $32 per square foot.
The cost of a glass sheet backsplash runs higher than glass tile. The installed price runs anywhere from $45 to $60 per square foot.
Glass. Glass tiles offer a lot of opportunities for versatility and customization compared to some other backsplash materials. The average cost of glass backsplash installation is $30 per square foot.
Glass tiles are very easy to take care of and require little maintenance. Glass tile costs about $20 to $30 per square foot, though you will find plenty of options outside of that range.
As we've proven, glass backsplashes are not falling out of style anytime soon. In fact, they're trendier than ever before, not to mention bigger and better.
Subway tile is the most enduring choice for a backsplash. Avoid bold, trendy colors, and instead look for white or neutrals. Keep it simple, and bring in color elsewhere in the kitchen, with more easily replaced items, such as dish towels, art, bowls of fruit and rugs.
There are many timeless options for a kitchen backsplash such as hexagon tiles, picket tile, penny tile, and square format tile (just to name a few). Timeless Backsplash Tip: Opt for a natural stone like marble or slate for a more traditional and timeless look. For example, marble or slate mosaic tile!
Actually, several of the installers we use would charge $20 a square foot for installing glass tile. At 40 square feet, that sounds about right. Glass is harder to work with, and it requires a full-flex thinset, I believe, which can be more expensive than regular.
When it comes to tile, Glass can veer on the more expensive side. Our glass tile starts at $30 per square foot, while ceramic tile starts at about $12 per square foot.
Glass backsplashes do not require sealing, will not stain and are resistant to mold and bacteria. With few seams and no grout, they are also very easy to clean and care for.
Things You'll Need
Glass is a nonporous, easy to care for product that does not stain or absorb water. To keep the rest of the tile installation looking great, the grout lines surrounding the glass tiles should be sealed with an impregnating sealer.
Price: Acrylic (Perspex) splashbacks are a lot cheaper than tiles! You can get an instant quote today on our website for your kitchen or bathroom splashback. As you can install Perspex splashbacks yourself, you will also save money on labour costs.
Recommended glass thickness
1/4″ tempered glass is OK, but the extra thickness of 3/8″ glass makes it a better choice. The depth of view between the reflective front surface and the colored back is visually more pleasing than with thinner glass.
Glass tiles are not meant to bear weight. They will crack. It happens almost every time we try to anchor a door to a wall. They can crack when we drill into them, but most likely not at this stage.
"Once it's installed, it's hard to break," says designer Glen Boudreaux of Dallas-based Glen Boudreaux & Associates. "But glass does scratch. So if you put it on the floor, be aware that over time it could become dull and scratched. Keeping it clean helps, because grit and dirt are what cause scratches."
When it comes to easy cleaning, not all backsplash tiles are created equal. Porcelain, ceramic, metal, and glass tile top the easy-care list because they resist staining, are naturally nonporous, and don't require any special cleansers to do the job.
From simple squares to ornate curves, mosaic tile cuts and designs can run the gamut of complexity. The more detailed and specialized your design, the more expensive installation will be.
Natural materials, like wood and stone, are always in style. Have your contractor install maple, birch, or cherry cabinets. Look for stone options such as granite, limestone, or slate. Your kitchen will be stylish and trendy both now and in the future.
While the all-white kitchen will probably never go out of style, there are lots of new design trends for 2021 that will make you equally happy. Think: natural elements with some pops of color as well as a visit to the dark side with colors you might never expect.
Those rectangular shaped tiles are a timeless classic shape with the versatility and variety to fit any style. It's safe to say, based on Toni's point of view, that subway tiles will continue to grace homes in 2020 and beyond.