Oceanside Glasstile’s Faceted Radiance- Durable, Sustainable Tile

November 7, 2008 at 2:20 pm 2 comments


You can’t forget about tile when designing your bath or kitchen. Even if your arrangement doesn’t call for it, Oceanside Glasstile can change your whole composition when used as an accent. The focus of my last few posts have been about the functional side of the products we offer: faucets, handles, showers and accessories. Just as important is the background that your kitchen and bath fixtures are placed in front of.

Oceanside Glasstile focuses on these little pieces that can make a big difference in the layout of a wall behind the stovetop or a ring around the top of a shower. It’s an easy upgrade that requires a little bit of foresight. If you have a slate gray countertop, you can add a wall of solid color that will make the kitchen area look great no matter the material of the surface.

Harvest                        Red

The company easily allows for custom designs due to small unit purchases. If you desired a mosaic with a fractal pattern spiraling out in your foyer in the colors of your alma mater, that’s doable. The compositions allow you to branch out into many areas of the home, inside and out. Tile is usually relegated to the bathroom or patios, but I think it can give a deluxe feel to a living room, hallway and kitchen or even as a replacement for crown molding. Their available finishes also provide other visual effects. The iridescent coating on some of their pieces makes for a beautiful mosaic, especially if it’s set in the floor. With proper lighting, it will catch the eye and demand attention in a special way.

Mediterranean Sea

Most of their tiles are small, in square, triangle, hexagonal or rectangular shape. The latter are known as liners, effective around the top or bottom edge of a countertop, shower or sink, and can also mix in with other shapes to create geometrical patterns. The variety in shape creates an anchoring point for conceptual design; it can mirror other motifs used in the layout of your home. While you can always design your own,
they do have a few premade mosaics that are attractive.

Frontier Blend                    Meridian

Despite the telltale “glass” in their name, these tiles are incredibly durable. They are investment quality since they will last even as flooring. You can sink them into their setting so they are flush with the wall, or they can be upraised. I’ve emphasized how different fixtures can create a sense of a different era; these tiles transcend all that. Certain arrangements will look like tiled fountains from the art deco era and others will look more like an exotic set from a distant land. Combining a pastel shade with wood paneling or cabinets is another favorite layout of mine. Versatility is always key whenever I look at products. Oceanside Glasstile is no different.

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  • 1. gwenannwilson  |  April 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    A good reason for installing kitchen tiles on your walls is because the grout that binds the tiles together and against the wall will not be in a position to receive many different stains and pressure.
    Are you looking for gorgeous tiles? Visit us at Tiles and get a wide array of tiles for your home.

  • 2. 2010 in Review- By the Numbers « Plumbtile's Blog  |  January 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm

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