September 10, 2012

Recycled Glass Tile that glows in the dark!

Vidrepur, a recycled glass tile manufacture from Spain, uses recycled glass from old bottles, auto windshields and other glass products; 


from their website:
 Vidrepur buys old glass bottles, car windows and other previously used colorless glass. The raw reclaimed glass is cleaned and crushed into small pieces then pulverized into a fine powder by special machinery. Pigment is added either before or after the powder is pressed in molds at a pressure of 6000 tons. These molds are placed in ovens at extremely high temperatures then when cool the mesh is added. 

They have just introduced a luminescent tile that absorbs daylight and glows in the dark for 6-8 hours. 

Brilliant and I can't wait to use it. 

 Perfect in outdoor patio and swimming pool applications 
but can also be used in bathrooms and in rooms that get good light

Beautiful by day.. 

Glowing by night.. 

This would be perfect in a kids bath and in lieu of a night light 

The website gives you installation instruction 
and it looks very easy to install for the DIY'ers

Be on the lookout for this tile in some of my upcoming projects!