Decorative Glass is Different from Architectural Glass

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Back Painted Glass Feature Wall

What is Decorative Glass?

Decorative Glass has unique color or texture features and is an increasingly popular design element used in offices, homes, commercial, retail and hospitality environments.

What is Decorative Glass?

Decorative Glass has unique color or texture features and is often referred to as Glass Art.

What are other names for Decorative Glass?

Also known as Ornamental, Art, Sculpted, Stained, Textured, Patterned, Etched, Fluted, Frosted, Flemish (hand blown), Rain, Printed or Painted glass.

Why is it used?

Decorative Glass creates attractive feature walls in homes, offices and commercial buildings.

What are the Benefits?

Decorative Glass will offer privacy and be attractive. It will control or limit light transmission and light glare. Installation is quick and simple. Color options are for back painted glass are limitless.

What is it used for?

Decorative or art glass is used on kitchen backsplashes, office partitions and doors, shower enclosures and doors, feature walls in office lobbies and elevator waiting areas. It is used for glass railings or balustrades, table tops, desk tops, glass floors, shelves. And it is frequently used in both interior and exterior applications.

What is the main difference between Decorative and Architectural Glass?

Decorative is used when appearance is the primary goal and Architectural glass is used as a building material. For example architectural glass will be a component in a system to enclose a building.

Glass Paint Technology offers both Water Borne and Solvent Borne Decorative Glass paint to glass fabricators.

What is Architectural Glass?

Curtain Wall

Architectural glass is used as a building material that is a component in the building envelope. A glass and aluminum curtain wall is a good example.

Float glass that is tinted and or colored to control light transmission and heat gain is primarily used.

Heat strengthened, tempered and laminated glass will be combined to provide safety and security. Heat strengthened and tempered glass resist breakage as compared to annealed glass. Laminated glass is made up of two layers of glass with an interlayer that bonds the glass. When laminated glass breaks the shards are held together by the interlayer.