Interstyle Etched Glass

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:

  1. Abrasion. Devices can include sandblasters or laser cutters.
  2. By applying an acid etch, such as hydroflouric acid, to the surface.
  3. 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.