A special section of USGlass magazine
Combining fantasy and function, Liquid Lava™ from Jockimo Inc. can
be used in array of applications that burst to life when pressure is applied
to the tiles, which have undergone high-pressure testing and are UL approved
for safety and durability. The Liquid Lava itself is a non-toxic
substance and the tile materials used are eco-friendly polycarbonate.
Liquid Lava is available in an array of standard colors or can be
customized upon request. Likewise, a variety of tile shapes are also available. Corporate
logos or photos can be placed inside the tiles as well.
In addition, Liquid Lava TransLava™ products provide a transparent background
that comes to life with under-lighting and Living Surfaces™ Sketch™ tiles
allow for handprints and footprints to appear in detail and slowly fade
back into the tiles. The Liquid Lava products can also be used in
applications such as bar tops, tabletops, counters, backlit panels, ceilings
decorative door glass
Knock on This
Four new decorative door glass designs—the Mediterranean, Avalon, Prairie
Bevel and Teton designs—are now available from ODL in Zeeland, Mich.
The Mediterranean option is characterized with old world style that features
winsome wrought iron contours, stately arctic glass and refined antique
elegance. The Avalon option has a classic, traditional design and features
satin nickel caming, clear criss-crossed bevels and soft gray wave glass.
With a handcrafted-look, the new Prairie Bevel option features patina
caming, clear bevels and Eaton glass, while the Teton door glass features
satin nickel caming and clear bevels and has a contemporary style.
Crossville® based in Crossville, Tenn., has made its glass tile products
available in plank shapes. Depending on the product selected, available
widths include 2-3/4 inch, 3-3/4 inch, 5-3/4 inch or 7-3/4 inch. Lengths
include 8-, 12-, 14-, 16-, 18-, 20- or 24-inches.
“With the growing popularity of plank shapes being used in tile installations,
it was only natural for Crossville to look to its custom-cutting capabilities
to respond to its customers’ needs,” says Frank Douglas, Crossville’s
vice president of business development.
Four New Selections
The Italian decorative glass company Omnidecor recently introduced its
Elettra, a collection comprised of new formats and features that includes
both flat surfaces as well as four different patterns: Barcode, Structure,
In addition, the company says the colors of the collection are the result
of highly sophisticated research. They present a chromatic range to diversify
and combine the same nuances, with a sophisticated selection and alternating
bright/opaque for an ever-appealing choreographic impact.
Hartung Glass Launches Decorative
Hartung Glass Industries has launched a new decorative glass product line
under the brand name Hartung Studio. The company describes Hartung Studio
as a line of products that represent “the nearly limitless combinations
of color, translucence, texture, imagery and opacity that is created by
blending Hartung’s IMPRESSIONS screened glass with IMPACT Decorative by
In addition, the company also developed a new website and eight-page color
brochure that highlights its products and applications including IMPRESSIONS
ceramic frit, SURESTEP stair treads and flooring, Viewcol high resolution
film and TOTAL vision frameless entrances, doors and showers.
Catch a Wave
Design professionals looking for dynamic glazed surfaces now have a new
channel glass profile to choose from, the Pilkington Profilit™ wave from
Technical Glass Products (TGP). According to company information, the
wave-shaped channel glass system creates distinctive design optics and
translucent surfaces for façades, interiors and object architecture.
The new system features a symmetrical ridge texture that can intensify
color and light to form dramatic optical variations. When viewed laterally,
joints between the glass channels “disappear” to yield a continuous surface
The creative profile design consists of self-supporting, ridged-cast glass
channels in an extruded metal perimeter frame and is available in two
color options: standard cast (patterned surface with slight green hue)
and amethyst (patterned surface with slight blue hue). The new system
is also compatible with standard Profilit channel glass systems.
Combining the practicality of glass, with the natural beauty of materials
such as stone, granite or marble, Dreamwalls, part of the Gardner Glass
family of products, has developed its Marble Glass. It is available in
more than 60 designs taken from high resolution digital images using full-size
slabs of stone and marble, and then technologically bonded to glass.
According to the company, the new marble glass products are durable, easy
to install, non-porous and do not require additional sealing or periodic
The product can be used in a variety of applications such as tiles, shower
walls, cabinet doors, bath and toilet surrounds, back splashes, countertops,
office partitions, as well as many others. It comes in 4- X 4-inch sizes
up to 60- X 130-inches and can be fabricated as annealed, tempered and
laminated glass. Safety-backing, hole-drilling, custom shapes, and finishing
edge work are also optional.
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