Glass vs. Ceramic: All You Need to Know

When planning your home renovation, the world of colour schemes, textures and patterns is incredibly alluring. So alluring, in fact, that it’s easy to forget about the fundamentals of the redesign all together and instead spend all your time dreaming of the finished result. So just for today, we’re going to pull you out of that design bubble and help you figure out what tile option will work best for your new bathroom or kitchen. We’re going back to basics for a little bit, and then we promise you can continue dreaming about the intricacies of your fabulous new room as soon as we’re done.

As two of the most popular tile options on the market, glass and ceramic tiles each have their own benefits and downfalls depending on a variety of factors. Here is what you should know about each option before you make your decision…


Let’s start with perhaps the best quality that glass tiles bring to the table; convenience. These options are the easiest to clean and therefore make a great backsplash for the shower or bath as residue build up will easily wipe away. However, they do show pesky fingerprints far easier than their ceramic counterparts.


In terms of colours and patterns, both offer countless options to tailor your tiles to exactly the design scheme you want. Jennoli Art offers a myriad of different glass and ceramic designs that are as unique as they are versatile. Regardless of which one you choose, you’ll certainly be spoiled for choice in the design realm of things.


Ceramic tiles are usually the more affordable option, making them perfect for larger renovations that are trying to stick to a smaller budget. For those of you who love the look of glass but just can’t afford to tile the whole room in it, feature designs are the perfect way to mesh the affordability of ceramic with a small accent of glass.


Despite not being quite as easy to clean as glass, ceramic is certainly the option with greater longevity. Sturdy and capable of resisting marks and scratches, this is the option to go for if you want it to look newer for longer.