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Glass Tile in Denver as an Eco-Friendly Choice for Your Home Remodel
If you’re thinking about using sustainable, more eco-friendly materials in your Denver home remodel, one of the best choices you can make is glass mosaics or tile. Beautiful and durable, glass is sourced from both natural and recycled materials. Combined with the fact that glass is easy to clean and maintain, and you have a product that’s better for the environment—both indoors and out. Discover more about how using glass tile is an eco-friendly home design choice:
Sustainability – While you can find 100 percent recycled glass, it’s also good to know that one of the ingredients in new glass is actually recycled glass. Using sand, soda, and a material called cullet—or crushed recycled glass—these ingredients are fused together at high temperatures to create new glass tiles. Because recycled glass and the other ingredients are plentiful and easy to obtain, glass tiles rank high in sustainability. And the more glass is recycled, the more efficient the process becomes, making it easier for recycled glass to be used in a wider variety of home design products. Another bonus? Reused or recycled materials don’t end up in landfills.
Longevity – Glass tiles have a long life cycle, which means they don’t have to be replaced as often as some other home design products. This helps to preserve raw materials and natural resources, and cuts down on the energy costs of continually producing all-new material.
Healthier indoor air – Glass tiles have a smooth surface which makes them resistant to stains and mildew and therefore easy to clean. Dust and allergens are easily swept away, and there’s no need for cleaning products with harsh chemicals that can enter the air circulation—all which contribute to lower air quality in your home. Usually warm water and soap is all you need to care for glass tile, and you can even use baking soda for a “greener” cleaner. Additionally, glass tiles don’t emit toxic fumes in the way that vinyl flooring can, nor do they harbor mold or spores in the way that carpet can.
So whatever your remodeling plans are, consider the ways in which you can incorporate glass tile. This versatile material comes in different shapes and sizes, and can be used for backsplashes, as flooring and wall coverings, on counter tops, in the backyard around a pool or patio, or even in more creative ways such as on furniture, water features, free-standing art installations, or other home décor items. Plus, the added peace of mind you’ll get from using this sustainable, toxic-emission-free material will help make the remodeling process feel that much more worthwhile.
If you’re interested in glass mosaics and tile for your home remodel or design project, stop by locally owned and operated Natural Stone Sales today and see our variety of high-quality products. We’ve been serving the greater Denver area for 15 years and can find the right Denver glass tile for you.