Glass tablets: discover the advantages and disadvantages of the material

Just walk into any building material store to come across the huge variety of colors and shapes of glass inserts. And among so many possibilities, the question becomes inevitable:"which color to use?","Which format to choose?"Or"how to combine the tablet with the rest of the decoration?"

It was rightly thought of how to answer all those doubts that this post was written. Check out the guide to questions and answers below and stay on top of everything with regard to glass tablets, so you can decide, once and for all, if this is the right coating for your home.

What are glass inserts?

The glass inserts are small pieces glued to a canvas or paper to be applied to the wall. The effect of the tiles is similar to that of tiles. In fact, the tablets are derived from this millennial technique. In Brazil the tablets began to appear in the decoration from the 30's.

In what environments of the house can they be used?

Contrary to popular belief, glass tablets can be used in dry, wet areas. That is, they are not limited to kitchen and bathroom, although they are the places where the pieces are most used.

This is also not for nothing, since glass is a highly resistant material to moisture, absorbing only 0.05% of water. Therefore, glass inserts turn out to be a great choice for wet and wet areas. However, its use can extend also to living room and dining rooms, entrance halls and facades of houses.

What are the main advantages of using glass tablet?

One of the main advantages of the glass insert is the wide variety of colors, sizes and formats available. With this it is possible to insert the pieces in almost any style of decoration and environment.

Another advantage of glass inserts is their durability and strength, far superior to other materials, such as ceramics, for example. The brightness and transparency of the pieces - they do not fade or lose their brilliance over time - is another positive point of the material.

The glass inserts are easy to clean and do not require major maintenance, since glass is a material that does not retain dirt. Another good reason to adhere to the use of glass inserts is their timeless feature, meaning the coating is always high in the decor.

And what are the disadvantages of the material?

The great 'however' of the glass inserts is the placement. The pieces need to be installed by someone who truly understands the subject, otherwise the attempt to change the look of the house with tablets may go down. And one of the great secrets of the beauty of the tablets is the grouting. Improper application of the grout can also favor the development of mold behind the pellets and become visible, which is not at all a bit interesting.

Another caution is not a disadvantage, is that the wall that will receive the glass tablets must be with the plaster well done and leveled, because as the tablets are translucent any defect of the wall will be in sight.

How to insert the glass inserts into the decoration?

Glass inserts can be used in all decorating styles, but it is important to remember that they have a high gloss and if this is not what you are looking for, the tablets may not be the right choice.

Glass inserts need to match the decor color palette, but that does not mean they need to be exactly the same color. They can serve to create contrast dots in the environment through vivid, striking colors.

It is also recommended that tablet sizes follow the size of the environment, so small environments use small tablets and larger tablets at the same rate.

Glass tablets can be used to coat an entire wall or cover only one strip. There is no rule for this, it is common sense when defining the area that will be coated with the tablets so that it harmonizes with the rest of the environment.

How much does it cost and where to buy glass tablets?

Glass tablets are more expensive than ceramic tablets, for example. In stores like Leroy Merlin, the average price of a 30 × 30 plate of glass tablets costs on average R $ 31.90. Already the cost of labor is around 40% of the value of the product.

It is nowadays very easy to buy glass tablets. They are available in physical and online stores, from the largest construction shops to small neighborhood stores. The difference between stores is usually in price and variety of colors and formats.

Can I use glass tablets on the floor?

Glass inserts are not recommended for use as flooring, since the material is slippery, especially when wet. In this case, the most suitable are the ceramic tablets.

How to clean the glass pellets?

To maintain the brightness and beauty of the tablets it is worthwhile to clean them properly. Manufacturers recommend a diluted muriatic acid and water mixture in a one-by-one ratio. This solution will not stain, retain the brightness of the parts and keep the grout clean. However, gloves should be used to carry out the cleaning as the mixture is harmful to health.

Do not use steel wool, brushes or soap to avoid scratching the parts.

Discover 60 great ideas from environments with glass inserts

Of course this post would not end without presenting you beautiful images of environments decorated with glass tablets. Want to see? Then check out the photos below:

Picture 1 - Brown glass tablets decorating and differentiating the inner area of ​​the box of the rest of the environment.

Picture 2 - The yellow glass tablets give a touch of color to the white and black kitchen .

Picture 3 - If the intention is to create a differentiated point in the bathroom, but without undoing too much of the decoration, bet on the gray glass tablets.

Picture 4 - Tricolor glass inserts line the wall strip between the stand and the cabinets.

Picture 5 - Blue glass tablets are the subtle detail, but sufficient to change the face of the white bathroom.

Picture 6 - Blue glass tablets in the box; on the floor, the white floor.

Picture 7 - The range of glass inserts in black color reinforces the elegant and sophisticated proposal of this bathroom.

Picture 8 - Larger glass inserts lining the walls of this apartment balcony.

Picture 9 - In the service area they can also be present; in the case of the image, in a different format.

Image 10 - Glass inserts lining the box were also used to create a narrow band on the opposite wall.

Image 11 - Combining two colors of glass tablets is also possible.

Image 12 - Different shades and shapes of glass inserts share the same space harmoniously.

Image 13 - Contrast between coatings and grout colors.

Picture 14 - In this bathroom, the glass tablets were combined with wood porcelain .

Image 15 - Spaces are highlighted with the presence of glass inserts.

Picture 16 - Black dots break white bathroom monotony with glass tablets.

Picture 17 - Black and dark gray of the glass tablets is highlighted by the red dots present in this bathroom.

Image 18 - Yellow glass inserts bring color and joy to this gourmet balcony .

Picture 19 - In this bathroom, the glass tablets were combined with the hydraulic tiles.

Picture 20 - Glass tablets in the shape of fillets decorate with personality this bathroom.

Picture 21 - The main wall of this bathroom was valued with the use of glass tablets.

Picture 22 - Service area with glass inserts in three colors.

Picture 23 - White glass inserts guarantee brightness to the walls without escaping from the clean proposal of the decor.

Picture 24 - Bathroom of rustic influence bet on the black glass tablets to balance the mix of styles.

Picture 25 - In a neutral tone, the glass tablets decorate without overlapping.

Image 26 - The lighting at the bottom of the wall further enhances the glare of glass pieces.

Picture 27 - Modern Bathroom bet on the blue glass tablets.

Picture 28 - This proposal of style counted on glass tablets in format of scale of fish.

Picture 29 - The beautiful mosaic of glass tablets divides space with the White marble .

Picture 30 - To the white bathroom, glass tablets in three different shades of green.

Picture 31 - Glass inserts in retro tones contrasted by the orange shade of the decor.

Picture 32 - Blue is the color of tranquility, so why not use it in the bathroom, to relax a little while bathing?

Image 33 - The blue and gray of the glass inserts form the ideal color combination for modern decoration .

Image 34 - Play and dare with the varieties and possibilities of glass tablets.

Picture 35 - Pure luxury this bathroom with the copper tone of the glass tablets and the marble white.

Image 36 - Soft blue glass inserts were used to coat all the walls of this bathroom.

Picture 37 - Behind the white crockery, the colored glass inserts.

Picture 38 - Bathroom box with glass tablets in shades of white, black and gray.

Image 39 - White glass inserts gives brightness to the monochromatic decor.

Image 40 - Yellow glass tablets set the tone for this kitchen.

Image 41 - Glass inserts help protect the wall from the sink from moisture.

Picture 42 - For every three lines of green glass tablets, a strip of brown pastille.

Picture 43 - Glass inserts look good in any environment and in any size.

Image 44 - The arrangement of glass pieces reminds you of the good old tetris game.

Picture 45 - Clean and discreet kitchen opted for a wall lined with white and brown glass tablets.

Picture 46 - Glass inserts in elongated format complete the black and white proposal of the kitchen.

Picture 47 - On one side, the zigzag zage discreet of the pieces of glass and the other, the unique color of the glass tablets; the earthy tone is the common part between them.

Image 48 - For those who think that blue glass tablets are only used in the bathroom, it is wrong.

Image 49 - All veranda covered with large black tablets.

Picture 50 - In the pool, the glass tablets could not have another color.

Image 51 - The focal point of this environment is the living green of the glass tablets.

Image 52 - Glass tablets are pure sheen, literally!

Picture 53 - To escape some of the elements in wood, a wall covered with blue glass tablets.

Picture 54 - For each style of decoration, there is an ideal tablet just waiting for the right moment to be inserted in the environment.

Image 55 - The hexagonal shape is also very common in glass inserts, besides being a way to escape the traditional squares.

Image 56 - Glass pastilles following the colors of the kitchen.

Image 57 - Beige tones in glass decoration and tablets.

Image 58 - Blue cabinets were contrasted by three-colored glass inserts.

Image 59 - Discrete, but showing presence in the environment.

Picture 60 - A simple, uncomplicated and error-free way of inserting the glass inserts into the decoration: on the wall of the kitchen sink.