Tesselle Offers Silicrete Recycled Glass and Concrete Tiles
Tesselle’s Silacrete tiles from 50 percent concrete and 50 percent recycled glass, now come in several finishes: printed designs, murals, photorealistic, solids and custom designs. Suitable for outdoor wall applications or indoor applications, such as backsplashes, countertops, floors an walls, the digitally printed tiles allow designs with limitless colors, perfect registration and thin grout lines. Made from a concrete composite that includes cement, glass and polymer, the tiles are available in sizes up to 18 by 24 in. and 1/4-in.-thick. They are made in the United States and can be used to imitate many other ceramic techniques. Three patterns are readily available: Facets, a 6-in. non-repeating tile pattern; Matrisse, a 12-in. sq., two-tile pattern, printed with a photographic technique available in Mist, Flaxen and Sea designs; and Theri, a 12-in sq. tile in at least half a dozen patterns that form a non-repeating design with both organic and industrial influences that has four tile patterns laid out in random order.
The tiles weigh 2.5 lbs. per sq. ft., have an abrasion resistance of 60 to 70 mg. loss; a dynamic coefficient of friction greater than 0.42 wet for floors; water absorption body of 3.17 percent semi-vitreous and water absorption surface of 0 percent; a thermal shock resistance with no visible defects; a color uniformity of V2 to V3; and Class A flammability.