Who doesn’t love those shiny pieces of sometime translucent material that plays with light and with some oxides and change in temperature you can achieve something memorable enough to outlast your life.
Byzantine Glass is made from thinner slabs of glass, usually about 3/8 to 1/2 the thickness of a typical smalti slab. The slab is cut roughly to squares or rectangles, most pieces being somewhat irregular in shape, about 10mm (3⁄8 inch) in size. Thickness also varies, 4-6mm (3⁄16-1⁄4″).
Note that the surface of the slab, not the side, is used as the face of the tile. As it cools, the surface of a smalti slab undergoes more unpredictable color changes than on the interior of the slab. This, for better or worse, makes for more variations among Byzantine Glass pieces than in other Smalti tiles.
Smalti melts at 1300°C (2372°F) – Smalti is 100% vitreous waterproof & freeze-proof and may be used in both indoor and outdoor applications. There is no specific COE assigned to our product, because fusing is not the intended use.