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Glass is Growing!

By Ted Ryan

Glass is Growing!

Since 2018, along with our sustainable glass manufacturing partner, we’ve been able to offer even more creative firepower for today’s top designers, homeowners, and businesses with vibrant, handmade glass tile to decorate kitchens, bathrooms, pools, and more.

Glass Bathroom Tile

Tile Shown: 3x12 Glass Tile in Pheasant Gloss and Rosy Finch Matte, 3x9 Tile in Limestone // Design: Handsome Salt // Image: Jenny Siegwart

By fusing our exclusive colored ceramic glazes with clear glass at high temperatures, our glass offers an extremely durable tile with a distinct look that our rainbow of ceramic tiles are known for.

Behind the scenes Glass Factory

This premium glass tile has rapidly grown in popularity since we first introduced it, and in order to better serve our customers, we’ve decided together with our partners to temporarily suspend production to upgrade our facilities and meet this growing demand.

Beginning December 1, 2021 lead times for all made-to-order glass tile will increase to 20-24 weeks. Standard lead times of 4-6 weeks are expected to return by April 2022. Any glass orders received between now and December 1 will be accommodated with the standard 4-6 week lead time.

How it's Made- Glass Tile

Considered the Original Modern Glass Tile, our partners Mike and Kim are continuing a family business of quality and innovation going back over forty years. And while this move will see them departing the factory they’ve occupied since the 1970s, the quality, consistency, and characteristics that make our glass so sought after won’t be changing at all.

Glass Makers, Mike and Kim

Nor will Mike and Kim’s commitment to sustainability and transparency that we share via our Vendor Code of Conduct, taking significant long-term action to ensure that we have a minimal effect on the environment both pre and post-production and constantly evaluating all stages of our manufacturing processes, minimizing waste, reusing and recycling materials wherever possible while enacting energy conservation best practices.

We’re pleased that the upgrades we are planning will only further the success of these ambitious and admirable goals.

Jaclyn Johnson 2x12 Blue Jay Matte Glass Bathroom Herringbone

Glass Shown: Blue Jay Matte in 2 x 12 // Design: Ginny Macdonald, Styling by CJ Sandgren // Image: Jessica Bordner, Sara Tramp

If you have an upcoming project with a tight turnaround but aren’t sure what glass tile you need, there’s no need to worry. During this transition period, our Quick Ship Shop will be well-stocked with an increased assortment of our most popular glass tile colors, shapes, and mosaic patterns. And with increased capacity, we should be able to continue offering a broader selection of glass for Quick Ship.

Rosy Finch Matte Glass Mosaic Bathroom

Glass Shown: Rosy Finch Matte 1 x 1 // Design: Ginny Macdonald, Styling by CJ Sandgren // Image: Jessica Bordner, Sara Tramp

These are exciting times for us and our partners but we do apologize for any inconvenience this creates for you or your scheduled project. In order to avoid any delays, we recommend reaching out to your sales representative to finalize your order before December, 1. If you haven’t been connected with a sales representative yet, you can simply place your order online and it will be sent directly to our factory or you can request design assistance here--It’s free!

Glass Tile and Terrazzo Bathroom

Glass Shown: Sparrow Gloss 2 x 6 // Design: Lorla Studio // Image: Vivian Johnson

Samples are available here and process within 24 hours, giving you enough time to decide on colors and order in time for December 1.

2x4 Glass Tile Samples

We’re so grateful for the strong reception to our glass tile collection over the past three years and we can’t wait to introduce you to our beautiful new facility and show you what’s in store for the future. We appreciate your patience as we get to work and appreciate our exclusive partners for continuing to manufacturer the finest glass tile for us and our customers.