Transparent or Opaque | Which Glass Tile Fits Your Style?

The visual appeal of glass tile is very unique; it is unlike any other material. With its outstanding reflective properties, glass tile can brighten up any space adding layers of depth and dimension. While color and size is extremely important, most people need help when it comes to opacity. Transparent glass tiles and opaque glass tiles offer two very different looks. We are going to explore the ins and outs, and the ups and downs of these glass tiles.

Opaque Glass Tiles

If you are trying to achieve that bold true color, opaque glass tile is the way to go. Opaque tile gives you a beautiful, true color where ever it is installed. Available in various shapes, colors, textures, and finishes, opaque glass tile can complete the look of any kitchen, pool, bathroom, fireplace, or accent wall. Many people love opaque tile because there is a guarantee that it will always look the same. Opaque glass tile can be completely opaque or have a clear glass front with a solid colored backing.

Which selection is right for you?

Retro Kitchen with Green ORGANIKS Recycled Glass Tile

Retro Kitchen with Green ORGANIKS Recycled Glass Tile

The first type of opaque tile that we will discuss are those that are completely opaque. These tiles have a distinctive appearance. While most think of glass as something that you can see through, these tiles are created in a different way to get their finished look.

We make our 100% recycled ORGANIKS glass tile using a sintered method. Sintering uses recycled glass that has been ground down into a powder. This powder is then pressed into molds and heated. In this process, color can be added to the powder before it is heated, or it can be applied to the top of the glass tiles after they have been cooled. Unlike other tiles, the extra step of applying color to the top of the glass gives each tile a unique hand painted look that is breathtaking when used as a full sheet, or show stopping when used in a Custom Mosaic Designer blend.

Check Out These ORGANIKS Glass Tiles

Cobalt Blue, Red,, and Yellow Recycled Glass Tile
Cobalt Blue, Red, and Yellow Recycled Glass Tile
Seafoam Green Recycled Glass Tile
Seafoam Green Recycled Glass Tile
Charcoal and Cream Brushstroke Recycled Glass Tile
Charcoal and Cream Brushstroke Recycled Glass Tile
Stunning ORGANIKS Recycled Glass Tile Backsplash

Why choose these glass tiles?

· To achieve a unique, handmade look
· They offer various unique textures and finishes
· Ideal tile for a high traffic area
· If you are looking for floor tiles, specific textured surfaces provide an anti-slip nature
· They are eco-friendly
· They hide water spots, dirt, and finger prints well

Opaque glass tiles are also available in styles where you can see into the tile, but not through it. You can find these tiles in our Bijou Glass Tiles.

Bijous are made by painting a China fused colorant on the back of clear glass and then kiln-firing the glass. This produces a beautiful, smooth-edged tile that you can look into to see the color. The back of the tile is also sealed, allowing you to see into the tile, but preventing you from seeing through it.

The clear outer glass gives this tile a sparkling and shiny appearance, while the solid backing reinforces the true color of the tile.

Colorful Opaque Tile Backsplash

Colorful Opaque Glass Tile Backsplash
2-inch x 2-inch opaque Bijou glass tiles give this kitchen a bold and fun look.

Check Out These Bijou Glass Tiles Blends
Biscayne Bay
Biscayne Bay Glass Tile Mix
Herringbone Tango Glass Tile Mix
Herringbone Tango Glass Tile Mix
Purple Thunder Glass Tile Mix
Purple Thunder Glass Tile Mix
Lime Green Glass Tile Backsplash

Why choose these glass tiles?

· To achieve a uniform bold color
· Very sustainable
· Beautiful reflective properties for places with good light source
· To create a multi-dimensional effect

Transparent Glass Tiles

Transparent glass tiles give a different look than opaque. Transparent glass tiles are tiles that are clear completely through. They are perfect for any space or style in which you are trying to achieve a more rustic natural look. Transparent glass tiles allow you to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside.

Our Ocean Style Bottle glass tiles are the perfect transparent glass tiles for any project. These tiles are carefully made in small batches and broken apart by hand. This meticulous process yields stunning glass tiles with rough beveled edges that only enhance their natural feel. Ocean Style Bottle tiles are available in a variety of hues, including bright sunshine yellows, oceanic blues and greens, iridescent soft cloudy whites, and many more. Stare in amazement and you will notice suspended and encased air bubbles that add to their organic look and feel. Bring the soft subtle hint of nature into your home with these tiles.

Transparent Deep Sunshine Yellow Glass Tile Backsplash

Transparent Deep Sunshine Yellow Glass Tile Backsplash

Check Out These Ocean Style Bottle Glass Tiles
Transparent Blue and Green Mix Glass Tile
Transparent Blue and Green Mix Glass Tile
Icy White Transparent Glass Tile
Icy White Transparent Glass Tile
Olive Brown Handmade Glass Tile Mix
Olive Brown Handmade Glass Tile Mix
Helpful Hint: Keep in mind that, when installing transparent glass tiles, the mortar will be visible through the tile. We recommend choosing a bright white. You want to make sure that the mortar color is consistently flattened, because any variations will show in the glass tile as well. The bright white mortar can also enhance the beautiful look of the transparent glass tiles. Hybrid Jadeite Glass Tile Design

Why choose these glass tiles?

· To achieve a soft natural look
· The best pure and true color that can be achieved of any tile
· Provides an atmospheric look
· Amazing multi-dimensional qualities

Mix It Up With Our Custom Mosaic Designer!

Each of our glass tile lines have their very own unique qualities, but guess what? You can have them all!

Our Custom Mosaic Designer allows you to take your favorite tiles from all of these groups and combine them into your own unique and perfect tile blend. Mix and match colors, textures, finishes, and sizes for a tile that is perfect for you. Check out these customer designs for inspiration.

Begonias Glass TileHimalayan Beauty Series 8 Glass Tile Red Fabulous Glass TileOreo Milkshake Glass Tile

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