Glass Wall Tile

Installing glass tile on your bathroom, kitchen or laundry room walls is an effective way to create a beautiful area that really shines. Learn about how you can use glass tile to add a sleek, stylish element to your home’s decor.

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Glass Wall Tile – A Multitude of Colors, Shapes and Sizes

Glass tile has become increasingly popular thanks to the number of customizable options that are available. The iridescent, translucent and opaque designs of this wall tile all beautifully reflect light in a variety of colors and patterns making your room feel wider and more welcoming. From subway tile to multicolored mosaic patterns, glass tile offers an easy way to modernize your walls with sleek style and a brilliant luster.


Recessed shelf with blue, brown, and white chevron mosaic. A plant and body wash sit on the shelf.

When it comes to glass tile, the colors are basically endless. Popular colors for subway include white, grey, black, blue and green—but the multitude of options available at The Tile Shop means that we’ll have something to match your specific palette. Choose a unique finish such as frosted, polished or our recycled glass look. Whether you want to brighten your kitchen walls with icy white subway tile or make it pop with a mosaic backsplash of natural and colored glass tiles, the choice is yours.


White arabesque and mirror subway tile in bathroom with elegant freestanding tub.

A classic installation that’s also modern, glass subway tile is as popular and trendy as ever. Choose one of our classic sizes like 3” x 6” or the elongated 3” x 12” shape. The traditional white subway tile look is always striking and simple, but the broad range of colors, finishes and patterns available means you can add a personal touch to your walls. Glass mosaic tile is an easy way to add fun, eye-catching personality to your backsplash. We offer dozens of mosaic tile pattern styles — like chevron, Amalfi, Stria, Athens and Cardine — that can turn your walls into a work of art.


blue mosaic tile kitchen backsplash
Green glass subway tile kitchen backsplash with herringbone mosaic accent.
Coffee bar in kitchen with white bevel-edge subway tile and metallic stria accent tile as backsplash.

Traditionally, subway tile has a precise 1:2 width-to-length ratio—the standard tile is 3” x 6”, but other variations include 2" x 4" or 4" x 8" sizes. For a more modern feel, you could install sizes like 2” x 8”, 3” x 12”, 4” x 12” and 4” x 16”. Popular sizes of individual mosaic glass tiles include half-inch and 1” x 1” square tiles as well as 1” x 2” and 1” x 4” rectangles, most of which are installed in a 12” x 12” sheet.


Black subway tile with white marble bathroom
Corner of shower with shelf, brown stone wall tile, and brown and ivory glass mosaic.

A bold mosaic pattern can add a burst of personality to the walls in your bathroom, kitchen or laundry room. It’s also a way to showcase some texture on your shower walls. Glass tile is an easy-to-clean, durable surface that reflects light and brightens a room, making it a smart installation in bathrooms and kitchens.

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