Glass tiles are very popular right now. However, they come in mosaics which means many grout lines and very textured look. But now you can get the same material but in solid sheets - painted glass. The paint and color is behind the glass for easy clean up, no chipping, fading, or cracking. While it lends itself to a very clean, modern, urban look, I also saw examples at a recent home improvement show of use in very traditional style kitchens. This product would be available and installed by a glass, mirror, or shower door manufacturer. In the Chicagoland area, check out www.creativemirror.com. Look at this gallery of kitchen backsplashes using painted colorful glass.
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