Glass Backsplash Backlash

July 10th, 2014 · 8 Comments

A home flipper modernized an old fireplace’s exterior with mosaic glass tiles.  Does it look too busy?  I was at a Realtor home tour this morning and one house had a remodeled kitchen with mosaic glass tile backsplash, similar to this photo.  An agent said she had that done to her kitchen and after a month, she and her husband hated it so much they had it removed!  The busy pattern drove them nuts.  Glass tile in ONE color looks very good, however.

mosaic pattern glass tile backsplash used on fireplace exterior surround too busy distracting Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Tags: Fireplace · Glendale, AZ Homes · Remodeling

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Char // Jul 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Too busy! And too many colors going on between the floor, mantle, the redish tiles/brick and the mosaic tiles.

  • 2 K // Jul 10, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Way too busy!

  • 3 taria // Jul 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    the proportions look wrong on that fireplace. The tile would get old pretty fast. My daughter did her backsplash with a similar tile but less contrast and in a large kitchen. It is gorgeous and everytime I walk in that room it still looks great. When I am cooking there it looks great. I think the lower contrast between the tiles makes hers work.

  • 4 V.W. // Jul 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I like the pattern, but I’m not a fan of glass tile at all, and the general style of the fireplace is kinda ugly. Also, glass tile is so trendy, it will look extremely dated before too long.
    I wonder what the fireplace looked like before?

  • 5 Mary Withrow // Jul 11, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Too many patterns or different types of tiles/patterns in one room drive me crazy lol – I don’t think this trend will last long either, V.W is right about that.

  • 6 Anne // Jul 11, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    No, no, no. That tile is going to be outdated and scream 2013 in about 30 seconds.

  • 7 Eva // Jul 12, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I agree. Every time I go to Home Depot I see that tile on sale. Enough already.

  • 8 Bert // Jul 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    These tiles always remind me of illustrations in my geography textbook.

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