Glass Tile Shower Ideas: Simply Irresistable

glass tile showers
by AquaBlu Mosaics

A mosaic glass tile shower has become extremely popular among homeowners undertaking a bathroom remodeling project.

And no wonder! Glass tile provides amazing colors and patterns, and is a gorgeous accent in your shower or at your vanity area. Borders, stripes, entire walls — your creativity is your only limit.

Mosaic tile possesses a classic, traditional look that lends grace to your bathroom – which is not surprising considering mosaics have been used for thousands of years for both practical and aesthetic purposes.

Glass tile showers offer a contemporary look that is refreshing and unique. There’s everything from vibrant, jewel tone glass hues to soothing blue and green tones for a cool, relaxing coastal cool look. Neutral hues, on the other hand, make for the perfect sophisticated, spa-inspired oasis.

A glass tile shower is an ideal choice if you are looking to add something a little different to your shower design.

The benefits of mosaic glass are considerable, such as:

  • Glass tile is impervious to water, and will not stain.

  • Glass tile screams low maintenance -- all you need to keep it clean is window cleaner and a cloth, making it an ideal choice for the shower where you will experience soap build up that needs to be cleaned regularly.

  • Glass reflects light, making your shower appear larger.

  • Glass tile is translucent, therefore, unlike any other surface material, that beautiful color you picked out will show all the way through the tile, providing an additional sense of depth and dimension.

And while glass is more expensive than ceramic, you don’t need to use a lot of it to make a beautiful design statement. One simple border in the shower, for example, can really dress up plain tile.

So when looking for glass tile for sale, consider these five ideas to turn a staid shower into something extraordinary:

Subway Tiles

Subway tiles are as popular as ever in designer showers. They're durable, classic, endlessly versatile and insanely affordable. Whether you want to go for a bold color, create contrast with grout, play with pattern or keep it simple, the possibilities are limitless.

Subway tiles are beloved for their timelessness, so you may opt to keep things classic with a white repeating bond pattern.

For a geometric effect, veer away from the traditional grout choice of white. Consider a darker AquaBlu epoxy grout to make white subway tiles standout even more.

The opposite aesthetic can also dazzle with a combination of black subway tiles with white epoxy grout.

Want the glass subway tile look, but not the pattern? Stack them vertically and watch your shower space elongate. Herringbone is another popular subway tile pattern for showers and bathrooms. 

Hexagon Tiles

Hexagon tiles have a unique shape but they’re still simple enough to blend into just about any design. One of the most popular shaped tiles around right now, hexagons add interest and open up new design possibilities wherever you lay them - from small mosaic features to full walls.

Hexagonal tiles strike the perfect balance between having a complex, novel shape and having an extremely practical shape for decorating. Create a truly unique surface by experimenting with layout, direction, patterns and mixing colors.

Try dipping your toe into an especially trendy look with a blue hexagon tile like our Sapphire hexagon tile. This makes an excellent full shower wall tile or use it as a trim.

Iridescent Tiles

Iridescent materials and colored glass have been making waves in cutting edge design shows across the world.

Iridescent tiles possess reflective materials that allow light to reflect from it, creating a compelling effect, bouncing that reflection around a room, which creates a brighter and more interesting space.

Using materials with iridescent qualities is one way to take what is normally a more utilitarian space to the next level.

For example, our Snow White Iridescent glass tile will waken up an otherwise dark corridor bathroom. AquaBlu’s sophisticated Silver Iridescent tile can cover large expanses or be used for special touches such as bands or soap shelf inset accents.

Fish Scale Tiles

Always eye-catching, scalloped-shaped fish scale tile can be used in different ways – turned up, turned down or even turned sideways.

With its beachy vibe, this mesmerizing pattern is the perfect way to start your day in the shower.  Our Green Mix, for example, not only goes with the beach-bathroom theme, but it also has beautiful variation. When you pick a fish scale tile like Green Mix, you get multiple shades of complimentary color variations creating a stunning organic impact.

Make your small shower seem larger by using White Moroccan fish scales. Light colors will brighten the room, and the curved shape expands the perceived visual space.

If you want you can have your entire shower decorated with fish scale tiles. It would be a unified and interesting look but pick a color that’s easy on the eyes like Dark Brushed Blue. Blue tile is a soothing color and is a nice fit for a shower because of its connection to the clear sky and the water.  

Linear Tiles

A simple but sleek tile, linear glass tile helps provide showers with a modern and contemporary feel. Just like their subway tile relatives, these flat, rectangular tiles can be used vertically or horizontally to create your desired effect.

Linear looks great as a stand-alone block of color but can also be mixed with other tiles to create a unique style.

Linear bathroom tiles are also commonly used on shower walls and niches along with tub surrounds. They are also ideal for tile borders and framing sections of areas.

While blue and green linear tiles will always be shower and bathroom favorites, don’t overlook the sophisticated appeal of gray linear tiles, which are neutral and will go well with most color schemes.


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