Sensitile Terrazzo Tiles With Light-Channels

Sensitile Terrazzo combines durable floor tile with a unique lighting system that does not require electricity.

(Sensitile Terrazzo)

Composed of a proprietary micro-concrete mix within which fiber-optic “light channels” are embedded, Sensitile Terrazzo blends the durability of concrete with the latest in optical technology. Terrazzo tiles contain acrylic fiber-optic channels embedded within concrete to transfer light from one point to another. As shadows move across Terrazzo’s surface, the light channels flicker with a randomized, twinkling effect...

Light channels are clear for all standard Terrazzo. Terrazzo’s light channels do not have a single grain direction, their light channels are oriented both parallel and perpendicular to a tile’s length...

Unlike standard Terrazzo products which work without electricity, Terrazzo (lumina) redirects lighting creating a luminous surface. A lumina product diffuses a single point of light into thousands. Terrazzo (lumina) combines the durability of concrete with a light source.

( Sensitile Terrazzo fiber- optic "light channels" alight)

SF readers will be forgiven if they find themselves thinking about illuminum, or at least its basic functionality, a material showcased in Richard Morgan's 2003 novel Altered Carbon:

The walls and ceiling bore an irregular spacing of illuminum tiles whose half-life was clearly almost up, and their feeble radiance had the sole effect of shoveling the gloom into the center of the room.
(Read more about illuminum)

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