Stained glass tiles
Stained glass tile usually used for decoration of facades and interiors, or facing various surfaces like fireplaces. The stained glass tiles do not breed any bacteria and very useful in wet areas like kitchens, bathrooms and swimming pools.
- A glass question
- Small pieces of art
- Big pieces of art
A glass question
With the advent of glass in people's life, people have always used it in their homes. This material is extremely practical one and its only significant problem was fragility. However, mankind found the answer how to remove it successfully with the development of science and technology.
Of course, the first and most important place of using the stained glass in the house - windows. But the remarkable properties of glass make it possible to use it more widely. This material is waterproof, fire-, frost and heat-resistant, non-conductive, cannot be exposed to hazardous chemicals.
Samples of mosaic art on the facades and interiors of old churches and buildings that have not lost the brightness of their colors just show the extraordinary durability of this material.
Usually, a part of glass mosaic is a small square tile 3-4 mm thick and with a 10, 15, 20 or 50 mm sides. Sometimes it is rectangular plates or irregularly shaped elements look like a shingle, or a droplet, etc. Stained glass for mosaic made varying levels of transparency and a mosaic of calcined opaque glass called smalt. Colors of stained glass are unlimited, but to have more vivid and saturated colors people using the more expensive pigments. There is even a "golden" mosaic, which is laid between layers of glass foils from yellow or white gold.
Small pieces of art
The most striking and memorable mosaics - a "picture" art mosaics. The small sizes, the widest range of colors allow you to create these paintings with smooth transitions of paints. This delicate work is performed based on sketches by artists, and the cost of it, as a rule, exceeds the price of the material and depends on the complexity of the design.
Mosaic is used in the design of facades and interiors, for facing various surfaces in humid rooms - bathrooms, pools and also in fireplaces. The small size of the mosaic makes it indispensable when dealing with complex curved surfaces.
Big pieces of art
The glass elements can be larger (100 mm) and they are called glass tile, its thickness may be from 5 mm (for the walls) and 8 mm (floor) tiles. Stained glass tile used as well as ceramic, for facades and interiors. What is really need to say, on the stained glass tiles do not breed any bacteria, that is why an application of glass tiles is the most useful in areas where should be kept hygiene and cleanliness: kitchens, bathrooms and swimming pools. You can clean stained glass tiles with any cleaner or other liquid detergents.
When you are working with stained glass tiles and mosaics you should pay attention to the color of the tile adhesive composition. The color of the transparent material will not change, if you apply the white compositions. If it is hard for you to find the color to fill in the gaps between tiles, you can select a light gray color, which is invisible on the mosaic background.
Any interior can be decorated with stained-glass windows, doors, partitions. In the niches, walls and ceilings you can use stained glass fixtures that serve quite an original source of light or just an additional one. In recent years, it is often to manufactured stained glass tiles by fusing. It means that all patterns of colored glass elements spread on a glass-based sheet and with a high temperature are maintained in the furnace, where all the elements are sintered into one good-looking product.