Credit: Oceanside Glasstile
Almost standard in a kitchen or bath, glass tile is the darling of the architectural world. Impervious to water and most chemicals, glass also has a natural ability to reflect and refract light. “Its iridescence gives it great depth,” says Stephan Jaklitsch, Stephan Jaklitsch Design, New York City. “When light hits this tile, the quality of the reflection is amazing.” Once available mostly as mosaics, tiles now measure 24 inches and many contain recycled content.