Annealed glass explained
Annealed Glass is simply another name for regular glass (or flat or float glass). Annealed Glass has not undergone any special processes to temper or strengthen the glass through heat treatments. Instead, annealed float glass has undergone a cooling process in a controlled manner to eliminate str...
Bronze and grey glass explained
Bronze glass is ordinary glass, which has been tinted and is heat-absorbing. Pigmentation is included during the float process to give the glass additional color while also enabling the glass to absorb heat, which reduces glare. Our specially tailored tinted glass is extremely versatile, adding f...
Can an old or antique mirror be refinished?
Old or antique mirrors can be refinished, but it is a long process that involves solvents and particular skills. Refinishing should be performed by a professional. We do not provide customer-owned mirror refinishing service.
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Clear Glass vs. Ultra-Clear Glass
What is the difference? Clear glass has a bit of a green hue to its finish, whereas ultra-clear glass has a completely neutral finish. Here is a picture to help you see the difference:
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Grey glass explained
Grey glass is more commonly known as smoked glass due to its smoky hue. Grey glass is typically used to reduce the transmission of bright light and has proven to be a favorite of interior decorators. Our grey glass is multifunctional, not only reducing light, possessing an attractive look but als...
How do I distinguish between ceramic and tempered glass?
Ceramic glass is made from ceramic which is transparent but is typically referred to as glass. Ceramic is distinguishable from many types of glass because it is able to withstand high temperatures at steady rates without being harmed. Even when subjected to variations in temperatures, ceramic gla...
How do I hang my mirror on drywall?
You can either hang you mirror to drywall with clips or glue it. Head to the Mirror Hardware section of our website, where you can order the hardware you need.
How to measure the corner radius?
A good way to measure your radius corner is by placing a carpenter’s square on the outside corner of your glass. The distance between the corner of the carpenter’s square and the point where it touches the glass edge, equals the corner radius. Quick tip; if the glass corner has a bigger radius th...
“Radius Corner” explained
1/32’’ Eased Corner Finish:
for safety purposes, the tip at each corner is slightly polished to remove sharp protrusions. This technique is known as the blunt edge. “Tips off” or “points off” are other terms used to describe this process.
The Radius Corner Finish:
This encompasses cutting the ...
What is acid etched glass?
Hydrofluoric acid must be applied on the glass to deliver a frosted look to its surface to produce Acid Etched Glass. Dependent on customer requirements, customized designs can be introduced to the glass in this acid-etching process and this can be accomplished on individual sheets of glass cut t...
What is tempered glass?
Tempered or toughened glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal treatments to increase its strength as opposed to normal glass, which does not require this additional treatment. The manufacturing process places the outer surfaces under compression and the interior in a state...
What is the industry-standard cutting tolerance?
The cutting tolerances in terms of industry standards for 1/8″, 3/16″ and 1/4″ thick glass is +/- 1/16″. The side shift is included for laminated glass. The tolerance levels for 3/8″ and 1/2″, +/- 1/8″, which also encompasses the side shift on our laminated glass.