5 Tips for Adding a Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash

The array of options for glass tile kitchen backsplashes is almost limitless in terms of color, size, texture, and cost. How do you decide what is best for you and your home?  Where do you start? Knowing how to navigate the process of choosing and installing a new glass tile backsplash can certainly help ease the stress of your remodeling project.

Here are five tips that will help!

Gradient Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash
Gradient Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash




Tip 1: Get Inspired

The first thing that you want to do is decide on a look that you like for your backsplash. You shouldn’t expect to just pull this one out of thin air, so take the extra time to do research on glass tile backsplashes and find a color scheme, design, and price that is right for you.

A few great ways to find inspiration are the Susan Jablon Gallery, Houzz , Pinterest, HGTV, DIY network, Instagram, and Facebook.


Vibrant Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash
Vibrant Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash






Tip 2: Measure

This step is very important for determining what size glass tile and what tile layout will work best for your space. It can also help get you an idea of how much glass tile you will need and which options are in your budget. Here’s a special, extra tip: always order 10% more square footage than your original measurements. For example, if you measure 40 square feet for your space, order 44 square feet of tile. If the shape or configuration of your space requires some extra tile, this will ensure that your entire glass tile order is from the same dye lot.






Blush Iridescent Stacked Subway Glass Tile
Blush Iridescent Stacked Subway Glass Tile Backsplash




Tip 3: Coordinate with your Countertop

Your countertop selection is extremely important when it comes to choosing a backsplash. There can be only one star in your kitchen, so you have to decide if you want a busy countertop with a “sidekick” backsplash, or if you want to make a statement with your backsplash and have a quiet countertop.








Industrial Blue Textured Recycled Glass Tile
Industrial Blue Textured Recycled Glass Tile Accent








Tip 4: Stay on Budget

Glass Tile is certainly not the least expensive option, but it is timeless and is certainly worth the splurge. If you are on a tight budget and have very expensive tastes, try adding a glass tile accent instead of a full-on statement wall. This will give you the look you love at only a fraction of the cost.







Custom Mosaic Designer Kitchen Backsplash
Custom Mosaic Designer Kitchen Backsplash




Tip 5: Who To Hire?

For best results, we recommend that a professional install the tile. That being said, all of our glass tiles are mounted on either mesh, clear tape, or brown paper-faced for seamless, consistent installation.

If you need any help along the way with choosing your glass tile backsplash, Susan Jablon’s highly experienced artists are available for design help and questions.

Contact The Susan Jablon Team Today!

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