Etched glass tiles are fused glass tiles with a thin, translucent surface layer. The tiles’ design allows light to penetrate the etched surface, and then reflect back into the room. The resultant effect has been compared to LCD lighting – indirect, warm light with no glare, a ‘backlit’ effect.
Etched surfaces are achieved in one of three ways:
- Abrasion. Devices can include sandblasters or laser cutters.
- By applying an acid etch, such as hydroflouric acid, to the surface.
- By applying an additional, cloudy glass surface to the top of the tile.
The samples in this gallery have been etched using a topographical application.
Etched, fused glass tiles, designed and manufactured by Interstyle Ceramic & Glass.