Glass Tile

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Glass Tile


a small, usually square, facing tile manufactured from opaque colored glass by a process of continuous rolling. The dimensions of the glass tiles produced in the USSR are 20 × 20 mm and 25 × 25 mm, with a thickness of 4–5 mm. Glass tiles are used for the internal and external facing of buildings and for producing decorative and artistic glass mosaics.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

glass tile, glass slate

Tile fabricated of translucent or transparent glass; installed in a roof surface to allow light to enter the room below.
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