Your Glass Essentials Tile Toolkit

October 28, 2019

Glass Essentials: Tile For Every Room

Ready. Set. Design. It's so easy with Glass Essentials, the newest tile collection from Island Stone. Like all of our tile, our Glass Essentials collection is inspired by the beauty of nature. 

All of Island Stone's glass tile is produced to exact specifications in colors that reflect nature's subtle shades. And, there's a color and shape for every space. Whether you're doing a complete home renovation, refreshing your kitchen island, or just updating an entryway, Glass Essentials tile brings the solace of nature into your home. 

STYLE TAKES SHAPE

...In five different formats. Choose from three rectangular tile options and two hexagonal styles for the shape that best suits your space. The possibilities for your interior design creativity are endless.  

If you're a sucker for subway tile (but then again, who isn't?), try using the 2" x 8" rectangular tiles to create a herringbone (shown) or the classic brick pattern in your bathroom. We love how this Lagoon accent wall makes a bold interior design statement. For something more neutral, try a more understated color way of our Glass Essentials tile (like Oceania or Stratos).

You can also use the rectangular tiles to create a stacked grid pattern, like this eye-catching statement wall. The horizontal style feels traditional yet still trend-right.

Our hexagonal Glass Essentials tile adds a distinctive vibe to (almost) any room. Use sheets of this tile to create a honeycomb-inspired kitchen backsplash, like this two-toned design. We also love using our hexagonal tile to create envy-inducing bathroom floors in the matte finish or stunning vanity backsplashes.

CRAFT WITH COLOR 

Dark or light? Vibrant or muted? Jewel-toned or pastel? Whatever your palette preference, Island Stone's Glass Essentials tile comes in a shade for every space. 

Choose from nine hues, ranging from rich tones to subtle shades. We've carefully curated this selection to create a range of nature-inspired color options that's on trend and always in style. 

Keep it classic with Midnight (a navy-inspired shade) or Pure Silk (a bright white). 

Lagoon, a deep shade of green with blue undertones, was inspired by one of the 2019 paint colors of the year. For a lighter, brighter blue-green option, try Azure (doesn't it remind you of hazy sea glass?).

Add a subtle shot of blue to your bathroom, kitchen, or shower with Oceania (inspired by clear seas) or Stratos(inspired by misty skies). 

Prefer earth tones? From lightest to darkest, TuleMojave, and Smoke bring neutral warmth to any space. 

FOR THE FINISH 

Matte or glossy? It's up to you - all nine color options of Glass Essentials tile are available in both matte and glossy finishes. We recommend using matte tile for certain spaces, like floors and countertops.

Our gloss-finished Essentials tile has a shiny, reflective surface. It's great for small spaces, and brings a modern feel to backsplashes and bathroom walls. Plus, since the smooth surface is so easy to clean, we love glossy tiles around fireplaces and in the kitchen.

The matte-finished version works well with areas that have a natural, rustic vibe - our matte Glass Essentials tile looks great with organic materials, like natural stone. In general, matte tiles are ideal for floors and outdoor spaces (like your garden or pool area!) since they have better traction. And since they're not as shiny as glossy tiles, they better hide dust and dirt... hello, low-maintenance design!
 

LET'S GET TECHNICAL.

Here's everything you need to know before you start brainstorming home renovation ideas. 

Rectangular options include tiles that are either 2" x 8", 3.5" x 12", or 6" x 12".

The smaller hexagonal option measures 3", while the elongated hexagon style measures 5.5" x 3.5".

Choose from 9 colors:  

    - 3 shades of blue: Oceania, Stratos, and Midnight    

    - 2 shades of green: Lagoon and Azure    

    - and 4 great neutrals: Pure Silk (white), Tule, Mojave, and Smoke

FYI: Keep in mind that all tile and natural stone products may vary slightly in color, shade, finish, and size.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. 

Full Press Release with High Resolution Photos: view and download the press package for the new Glass Essentials products

Glass Essentials Sample Box Items: get a sneak peak at the merchandising samples for Island Stone dealers

Glass Essentials Spec Sheet: see the products technical details

Glass Essentials Product Info:  see a chart with associated product codes and dimensions

If you are an Island Stone dealer, place an order for your sample package by calling 1-800-371-0001.  If you are a homeowner or designer looking for a sample, please locate the showroom nearest you using our online dealer locator.