Bolderwood Blanket


Just go into any building supply store to find the immense variety of colors and shapes of glass tiles. 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?” It was precisely thought about how to answer all these questions that this post was written . Check out the question and answer guide below, so that you can decide, once and for all, if this is the right coating for your home. In this post you will see more about glass inserts and learn how to make a beautiful Bolderwood Blanket.


What are glass tablets?
Glass tablets are small pieces glued to a canvas or paper to be applied to the wall from anywhere. The effect provided by the pieces is similar to that of mosaics. In fact, the tablets are derived from this ancient technique. In Brazil, for example, the tablets started to be present in the decoration from the 1930s.

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In which environments in the house can they be used?
Contrary to what many people imagine, glass tablets can be used in dry and wet areas. In other words, they are not limited to the kitchen and the bathroom, although they are the places where the pieces are most used today. This is also not for nothing, since glass is a material highly resistant to moisture, absorbing only 0.05% of water. Therefore, glass tablets end up being a great option for damp and wet areas. However, its use can also extend to the living and dining room, bedrooms, entrance halls and house facades for example.


How to insert the glass tablets in the decoration?
Glass tablets can be used in all styles of decoration, but it is important to remember that they have high gloss and if that is not what you are looking for, perhaps the tablets are not the most suitable for you. The glass tiles need to match the color palette of the decor in which they are being used, but that does not mean that they need to be exactly the same color. They can serve to create points of contrast in the environment through vivid and striking colors.

It is also recommended that the tablet sizes follow the size of the environment, so small environments use small tablets and larger environments in the same proportion. The glass tiles can be used to coat an entire wall or cover just one strip of it. There is no rule for this, it is worth the common sense when defining the area that will be coated with the tablets so that it harmonizes with the rest of the environment in which it is being used.

How much does it cost and where to buy glass tablets?
Glass tiles are more expensive than ceramic tiles, for example. In stores, the average price of a 30 × 30 glass tablet plate costs on average $ 7.50. The cost of labor is around 40% of the value of the product. It is now very easy to buy glass tablets. They are available in physical and online stores, from the largest construction stores to the small neighborhood stores. The difference between stores is usually in the price and the variety of colors and shapes of the tablets.

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