Stained glass tiles are the most widespread mosaic tiles in common useand are used in great numbers by builders and tilers for common tasks such as shower bases and swimming pool edging, but these useful mini mosaic tiles can readily be adapted for artistic craftwork.

Glass mosaic tiles are usually supplied on a backing sheet of light fabric mesh, from which they are easily detached with warm water.Crystal mosaic tiles are extremely durable and almost totally stain resistant.

Stained mosaic tiles are often used for special effects, wherever light plays an important role, similar to stained glass mosaic tiles.