Decorative Glass Bathroom Tile


Still in their relative infancy, glass bathroom tiles can bring a sparkle to your bathroom. Though previously expensive, they are now a very affordable solution to bathroom tiling.As the name suggests, glass tiles are made from glass, there are 6 main types of glass tiles, named for the methods and surface treatments used to make them. Smalti, Slumped, etched, Cast, Fused and Gintered.Bathroom TileOpaque and able to hold intense colour, Smalti tiles are generally cut small to be used in mosaics. Smalti is an Italian word which is simply a glass glaze made from sodium/potassium carbonate melted together with silica.A Slumped tile is a 'pillow' shaped tile. The glass starts life as a flat piece of glass and is curved during the firing process.Available in a multitude of sizes and shapes, Fused bathroom tiles are created from a flat piece of glass cut into shape and fired in a furnace. The colour is added to these tiles by adding colour either on top or below the glass before firing. This creates a clear tile with a layer of opaque colour visible through the tile.Bathroom TileBathroom TileBathroom TileBathroom TileBathroom TileBathroom TileBathroom TileBathroom TileBathroom Tile