Commercial and Residential Glass Installer and Manufacturer Resource

10 Types of Glass to Consider for Your Next Restoration Project

Sep 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Greg Martell posted in Tempered Glass, Glass Shipping, Glass Restoration

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Be it china cabinet passed down through the generations to an historic building, tackling a restoration project of any size is an exercise in commitment. 

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Specifications for Tempered Glass Shapes for Your Commercial Project

Jul 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Greg Martell posted in Custom Glass, Tempered Glass

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From creating an elegant custom shower enclosure to fitting seamlessly into an odd-shaped space, tempered glass can be cut into almost any shape your project demands. 

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Glass Partitions for New Public Health Regulations

Jun 18, 2020 9:42:07 AM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Commercial Glass, Glass Sheets, Tempered Glass

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In wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many public spaces and workplaces are now seeing measures to limit exposure between customers, staff, and coworkers to each other.

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How Does Glass Tempering Work?

Dec 5, 2019 4:29:12 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Tempered Glass, Glass Edgework

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As those in the commercial and residential construction industry already know, tempered glass is the strongest type of glass that can be used. Basically, tempering means to heat the glass to extreme temperatures, and then rapidly put it through a high-pressure cooling process. 

This procedure puts stress on the glass, which in turn produces tension that begins in the center of the piece and spreads out. The tension is then compressed on the outer edges, which gives the piece its strength. 

Let’s take a “behind the scenes” look at the five-step process used to produce tempered glass.

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6 Commercial Colored Glass Products to Elevate Your Design Plans

Oct 2, 2019 2:27:00 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Commercial Glass, Glass Sheets, Custom Glass, Tempered Glass

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When designing a commercial space, designers and contractors often focus on the actual shape of the space, thinking about the space and its furnishings, form, and function.

In addition to creating a perfectly functioning space with the typical tools, a commercial designer or contractor can elevate their design plans by incorporating colored glass products within the build itself.

You can use glass elements and glass statements in your design to add an additional texture to your design's texture palette, cast light into the interior in interesting, pleasant, or thought-provoking ways, to create semi-private spaces, and even to change the feel of your design, taking it from mainstream to modern or using beveled glass to create a more classically appointed atmosphere.

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Glass Fabrication Capabilities Your Vendor Should Provide You

Sep 24, 2019 2:28:11 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Commercial Glass, Glass Sheets, Custom Glass, Tempered Glass, Glass Restoration

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Being that glass is still one of the most widely used materials in architectural design and overall décor, it’s imperative to work with a vendor that offers the capabilities to make your space or products stand out. 

Whether you’re shopping for a new glass fabricator or just looking to see what capabilities are out there in the industry, here’s a closer look at some of the key capabilities any vendor should be able to provide.

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What Does Glass Tempering Do? | Safety Benefits of Tempered Glass

Mar 12, 2019 9:16:50 AM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Glass Sheets, Custom Glass, Tempered Glass

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When ordering glass for commercial applications, you’ll notice there are several types to choose from. Most commonly: annealed, laminated, heat treated, and tempered.

It’s important to understand the various considerations of each of these types of glass to ensure you’re making the perfect choice for your project.

Here we will be talking specifically about tempered glass, but we do have resources available for heat treated glass and beveled glass as well.

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