As a material, glass is unique. Unlike natural stone, you won’t find usable glass naturally occurring in a quarry or mineable environment. Glass has to be manufactured, but the process is wholly separate from the ways porcelain tile or mosaic tile are made. Many glass tile is made from recycled materials and manufacturing glass consumes less energy than tile materials like ceramics.
Glass is first placed in a furnace at around 1600 ℉. Once the glass becomes molten, it is ladled onto a tile press. These tile presses run the gamut and can be in various shapes and sizes. The molten glass can also be rolled into sheet glass depending on the piece being manufactured. The tile is allowed to cool and then the cutting and sorting begins.
We can show you a broad range of glass tile cut into many unique shapes and sizes. We’ll help you find glass wall tile, tile for glass backsplashes, glass subway tile, and a myriad of other applications you might have in mind. We’ll work with you to recommend and design the perfect selection for your experience. Coffey Tile & Marble specializes in adding care and attention to your special project.