Glass Tile / January 24, 2019 / Belda Jodion
In addition there are two other eminent glass surface treatments for these tiles: slumping and etching. Smalti tile is type of tile which is an opaque glass. It has been in use from ancient times. "Smalti" is an Italian word and refers to a glass paste. Smalti is made by mixing molten glass with metal oxides for color. Translucent Smalti is a popular variant of smalti glass tile. It looks like stained glass with uniform colors. Byzantine Glass is another smalti variant made from thinner slabs of glass. Metallic Smalti is a swirl of a copper-bearing mineral added into the molten glass before it is pressed. Gold Smalti are made by applying a gold leaf and a thin layer of blown glass. Fused Tile is manufactured using the fusion method. In this type a flat glass is cut into tiles shapes and then fired in a furnace. The clear glass will show the tile until treated with a color.
The first type of tile is a translucent glass. A translucent glass is a type of tile that you could actually hold up and see right through it. The most common types of glass that is translucent is a recycled glass or an oval penny round or brick type of tile. Majority of translucent glass tiles are paper faced. The reason that most of these are paper faced is because the mesh backing can be seen through the glass tile. When installing this type of glass tile you want to use a small notch trowel when spreading your mastic on the installation surface. After spreading the mastic you will want to flatten down or knock down the trowel marks.
There are many colors and shades that would help you to increase the beauty of your house. You would find these glass tiles of various shades. You can find dark shades in this glass tile. These glass tiles are available in various sizes. Some these glass tiles are available in slab form. These slab form is used for countertops. These glasses are made up of marble or granite. It is the tile that shines in the dark. It is the only tile that shines in the dark. These tiles take light from the surrounding environment. In dark it shines like a star in the sky. Thus these tiles are used in the bathrooms or they can be used in the in the childrens room or it can be used for those who need light in the night.