Choosing the right glass can be fun as well as functional. You can chose from various tints and colors, tempered or regular, beveled or plain, and any shape or size. There are many uses for glass, and many types of glass to fulfill all of those needs. Glass can be decorative or serve a functional purpose. You need to know the specifics of each type of glass before replacing or purchasing your next glass product. Your functional glass can meet all of your decorating needs.
Here are some glass types and their purpose:
Fireglass replacement may be necessary in fireplaces or fire pits, or it may be desired for decorative reasons. Replacing your fireglass is easy. Fireglass has smooth edges and sparkles in appearance, making your fire extra beautiful. Fireglass can be used with natural gas or propane heat sources. There are many colors to choose from, and the glass can be reused later to compliment holiday decorating, sporting events, or special occasions. You can even mix and match colors. Fireglass is strong and resilient; it will not melt, pop, burn or discolor. It is also effective because it burns hotter than wood or artificial logs.
Tempered glass is great for decorative purposes. It can be used for household and vehicle windows, tabletops, doors, furniture and shelving. Tempered glass is stronger that standard glass. It can withstand four to five times more force than standard glass. It does not shatter into sharp shards when it breaks; the pieces are rounded and smooth. Tempered glass is also known as safety glass for this reason.
Glass shelving can be used in any room to give the illusion of added space and light. Glass shelves look good and are functional, but they must be able to withstand any desired weight or impact. Thicker glass is stronger. Glass shelves can be made of various sizes, shapes, thicknesses and appearances. You can have flexibility and added safety with tempered and polished edge glass.
Having functionality and appealing looks at the same time is possible when choosing the right glass product for you. Make sure you know what you need before going shopping for replacement glass. You will be pleasantly surprised by the many glass choices that are available.