recycled cathode ray tubes transformed into tiles recycled cathode ray tubes transformed into tiles
apr 08, 2014

recycled cathode ray tubes transformed into tiles

recycled cathode ray tubes transformed into tiles
all images courtesy fireclay tiles

 

 

 

as cathode ray tube (CRT) television and computer monitors continue to be switched out and replaced with flat-screen LCD’s, hard-to-recycle CRT glass has flooded american waste streams, accounting for 860 million pounds of waste. given that CRTs are considered to be one of the hardest types of electronic waste to recycle, fireclay tile saw an opportunity to breathe new life into an obsolete technology with recycled CRT glass tiles. available in a 2×8, 2×4, and penny round mosaic sizes, the tiles can be used for indoor or outdoor residential applications, while also being engineered for the rigors of a commercial job site.

recycled cathode ray tubes tiles

the technology behind CRT glass requires the glass to be exceptionally thick and shatter resistant

recycled cathode ray tubes tiles

fireclay casts the tiles in the molds, and adds white color pigment to lighten the natural CRT glass

recycled cathode ray tubes tiles

 the material can handle temperatures of 1,600 to 1,700 degrees fahrenheit

recycled cathode ray tubes tiles

 

 

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