Gold mosaic and gold tiles – The elegant art of pressing gold leaf between glass
The manufacture of gold mosaic from glass is a very old and difficult craft. Traditionally, glass panes of two different thicknesses are pressed together at temperatures between 800 and 1000°C. The thinner of the two panes is first covered with gold leaf. During pressing, a strong connection is established between the gold leaf and the glass panes.
Use of glass mosaic
- Outdoors, glass mosaics are used on domes, façades, floors, in swimming pools and water fountains. Even when in contact with continuously moving water, as is the case in water fountains and swimming pools, glass mosaic with gold leaf is easy to clean and retains its impressive colour and appearance for decades.
- Indoors, glass mosaics with gold and silver leaf are very popular as a means of embellishing furniture, kitchens, bathrooms, walls, ceilings and floors.
Gold leaf colours for your mosaic, surface finishes and formats
How do you imagine your mosaic to look? Which option is in keeping with your style and your existing decor? We offer a selection of different colours, patterns, glass thicknesses and formats. We would be happy to advise you if you have any question regarding our selection.
Which colours would you like as gold mosaic or gold tiles?
- Glass mosaic with Rosenobel Double Gold, 23.75 carats
- Glass mosaic with White Gold “extra”, 6 carats
- Glass mosaic with palladium
Which surface finish is in keeping with your decor?
- Smooth / even
- With lines
- With grains
- With waves
We offer the following glass thicknesses as mosaic tiles
- 4 mm – Standard
- 2 mm – thin mosaic for the interior of yachts and aircraft
- 6 mm – thick mosaic, suitable as a floor covering
The following formats are available as mosaics
- 20 x 20 mm
- 15 x 15 mm
- 10 x 10 mm
- 7.5 x 7.5 mm
The following formats are available as glass tiles
- 120 x 120 mm
- 100 x 100 mm
- 60 x 60 mm
- 50 x 50 mm
- Pieces (broken), square or round
- Other mosaic formats can be cut to request
Special designs for wall and floor application
For effective wall and floor laying, mosaics are mounted onto sheets and nets.
Information regarding the cut edges
- Rounded edges – melted in a kiln: For floors, swimming pools, bathrooms and the like.
- Sharp edges – cut with a glass cutter: for walls, ceilings and the like
- Hand-cut glass mosaics can be laid with any of the two sides facing upwards. When laying on floors, the thicker and more sturdy glass pane should face upwards so as visible.
Contact us! We will be happy to recommend specialist mosaic manufacturers with appropriate experience in the production of glass mosaics and glass tiles with gold leaf, white gold or palladium.