Glass tablets: discover the advantages and disadvantages of the material

Glass tablets: discover the advantages and disadvantages of the material

In the pool, the glass pellets could not have another color.

In the pool, the glass pellets could not have another color.

Just walk into any building material store to come face to face with the immense variety of colors and shapes of glass inserts. And among so many possibilities, doubt becomes inevitable: “which color to use?”, “Which format to choose?” Or “how to combine the tablet with the rest of the decoration?” This post has been written. Check out the question and answer guide below and stay on top of everything with regard to glass inserts, so you can decide, once and for all, if this is the right coating for your home.

What are glass tablets?

Glass tablets 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. Even the tablets are derived from this ancient technique. In Brazil the tablets began to appear in decoration from the 1930s.

In what environments can they be used?

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

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

What are the main advantages of using glass pellets?

One of the main advantages of the glass insert is the wide variety of colors, sizes and formats available.

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

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, ie the coating is always high in the decoration.

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. Inadequate application of the grout may also favor the development of mold behind the pellets and become visible, which is not at all interesting.

Another caution, though 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.

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

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

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

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

The yellow glass inserts add a touch of color to the white and black kitchen .

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Brown glass inserts decorating and differentiating the inner box area from the rest of the environment.

Brown glass inserts decorating and differentiating the inner box area from the rest of the environment.

Service Area with glass inserts in three colors.

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

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

Glass inserts look good in any environment and in any size.

Glass inserts look good in any environment and in any size.

For every three rows of green glass inserts, a strip of brown pastille.

For every three rows of green glass inserts, a strip of brown pastille.

Glass tablets following the colors of the kitchen.

Glass tablets following the colors of the kitchen.

Contrast between coatings and grout colors.

Contrast between coatings and grout colors.

The lighting at the bottom of the wall further enhances the brightness of the glass pieces.

The lighting at the bottom of the wall further enhances the brightness of the glass pieces.

Play and dare with the varieties and possibilities of glass tablets.

Play and dare with the varieties and possibilities of glass tablets.

All-covered veranda with large black inserts.

All-covered veranda with large black inserts.

The layout of the glass pieces reminds you of the good old tetris game.

The layout of the glass pieces reminds you of the good old tetris game.

Modern bathroom bet on the blue glass tablets.

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

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

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

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

Larger glass inserts lining the walls of this apartment balcony.

Larger glass inserts lining the walls of this apartment balcony.

Filigree shaped glass tablets decorate this bathroom with personality.

Filigree shaped glass tablets decorate this bathroom with personality.

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

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

Tricolor glass inserts line the wall strip between the countertop and the cabinets.

Tricolor glass inserts line the wall strip between the countertop and the cabinets.

The focal point of this environment is the living green of the glass pellets.

The focal point of this environment is the living green of the glass pellets.

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

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

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

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Black dots break white bathroom monotony with glass tablets.

Black dots break white bathroom monotony with glass tablets.

Beige tones in decoration and glass tablets.

Beige tones in decoration and glass tablets.

For the white bathroom, glass tablets in three different shades of green.

For the white bathroom, glass tablets in three different shades of green.

The hexagonal shape is also very common in glass inserts, as well as being a way to get away from the traditional squares.

The hexagonal shape is also very common in glass inserts, as well as being a way to get away from the traditional squares.

Glass inserts in elongated format complete the black and white kitchen proposal.

Glass inserts in elongated format complete the black and white kitchen proposal.

Discrete, but making a presence in the environment.

Discrete, but making a presence in the environment.

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

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Glass inserts help protect the wall from the sink from moisture.

Glass inserts help protect the wall from the sink from moisture.

In the service area they can also be present; in the case of the image, in a differentiated format.

In the service area they can also be present; in the case of the image, in a differentiated format.

Blue glass inserts are the subtle detail, but sufficient to change the face of the white bathroom.

Blue glass inserts are the subtle detail, but sufficient to change the face of the white bathroom.

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

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

Behind the white crockery, the colored glass inserts.

Behind the white crockery, the colored glass inserts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soft blue glass inserts were used to coat all the walls of that bathroom.

Soft blue glass inserts were used to coat all the walls of that bathroom.

For each style of decoration, there is an ideal insert just waiting for the right moment to be inserted into the environment.

For each style of decoration, there is an ideal insert just waiting for the right moment to be inserted into the environment.

To escape some of the wood elements, a wall lined with blue glass inserts.

To escape some of the wood elements, a wall lined with blue glass inserts.

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

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

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

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

Black and dark gray of the glass inserts is highlighted by the red dots present in that bathroom.

Black and dark gray of the glass inserts is highlighted by the red dots present in that bathroom.

Blue cabinets were contrasted by three-colored glass inserts.

Blue cabinets were contrasted by three-colored glass inserts.

Spaces are highlighted with the presence of glass inserts.

Spaces are highlighted with the presence of glass inserts.

Blue glass inserts in the box; on the floor, the white floor.

Blue glass inserts in the box; on the floor, the white floor.

Clean and understated kitchen opted for a wall lined with white and brown glass inserts.

Clean and understated kitchen opted for a wall lined with white and brown glass inserts.

The beautiful mosaic of glass tablets divides space with the white marble .

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In that bathroom, the glass pellets were combined with the woody porcelain tile.

In that bathroom, the glass pellets were combined with the woody porcelain tile.

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

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

Yellow glass inserts set the tone for this kitchen.

Yellow glass inserts set the tone for this kitchen.

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

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

This stylish proposal featured fish-shaped glass tablets.

This stylish proposal featured fish-shaped glass tablets.

White glass inserts give gloss to the monochromatic decor.

White glass inserts give gloss to the monochromatic decor.

Bathroom box with glass inserts in shades of white, black and gray.

Bathroom box with glass inserts in shades of white, black and gray.

Combining two colors of glass inserts is also possible.

Combining two colors of glass inserts is also possible.

Glass tablets are pure sheen, literally!

Glass tablets are pure sheen, literally!