TYPES OF GLASS
TYPES OF GLASS
Know more about different available types of glasses and their specifications.
A beveled glass refers to a mirror that has angled cuts(bevel) around its edges to create an elegant framed look. Bevel effect can be achieved on smooth, textured, clear or colored glass.
Back Painted Glass
Back painted glass is a glass that is painted on the back side and gives a shiny look when viewed from front. First used in industrial work, back painted glasses have evolved to become a decorative accessory in both residential and commercial buildings.
Bullet proof glass is formed by fusion of two or more optically transparent substances and is resistant to high impacts such as bullets. In most cases, it is not glass but all acrylic or solid plastic. But it also can me made form two or more layers of soft and hard glass. Bullet proof glass may vary from three-quarter to three inches in thickness.
Colored glass or stained glass is manufactured by adding impurities in the sand mixture that is used to produce glass. Glass can also be colored using minerals and pigments obtained from purified metal salts.
Curved glass is manufactured by placing on a mold of exact radius and dimensions and heated at 700C. But before that, glass is polished and subjected to UV rays to check for impurities to prevent it from cracks and shattering.
Decorative glasses are used in residential and domestic building to give a distinctive look and feel. Incorporating a wide range of options such as cottage bars, stained glass, leaded lights, bevels and brilliant cut, decorative glass create an attractive and dramatic look in nay space.
Digitally Printed Glass
Digitally printed glass is manufactured by a toughened glass printed by latest digital printing techniques. This process has evolved to revolutionize modern interior design of domestic and commercial environments.
Etched glass is manufactured by techniques of creating arts on the surface of glass by acidic/abrasive materials. Etched glass can be found in number of decorative elements such as doors, windows, vases, dishes and glass patterns.
Fire Rated Glass
Fire rated glass is manufactured to protect it’s shape and color in high temperatures. They are specifically designed for gas fire pits and gas fireplaces to tolerate high temperatures without melting.
Float glass is a sheet of glass that is made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal. Typically tin is used in this method however, lead and various low melting alloys were used in the past. Glass produced from this method has uniform thickness and flat surface.
Frosted glass is manufactured by sandblasting or acid etching of clear sheet glass. Frosted glass is typically used where privacy is needed.
Glass tiles(Smalti Tiles) or sometimes referred to as Byzantine glass mosaic tiles are produced by combining various glass pieces into one consistent shape. Glass tiles are most commonly used in floors and walls.
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