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Structural glass application in glass doors and furnishings
Glass has been used in buildings and homes for
over 2000 years. The use of glass has evolved
over time. Other chemicals are now being used to
create different varieties of glass. Structural glass
application has an important role in the
functionality and design of houses. Here are some
of the ways where you can use glass for your
Glass balustrades are good options for areas where fencing is required.
Glass allows you to have enough protection without disrupting your view.
Bathroom glass vanities give the space a contemporary appeal. There are
many designs and finish to choose from. Most owners install a 10-12 mm
glass vanity which is easy to clean. This is a good complement to a glass
Benches and table tops
Glass furniture has a contemporary appeal. It has also become a popular
trend in European countries. Most benches and table tops are made from
toughened glass which comes in different patterns and colors.
Glass provides an elegant appeal to a space. Most home owners would
simply use glass furnishings to add aesthetic appeal to their homes. The
versatility of glass also enables owners to choose a variety of texture and
pattern. Decorative glass can also be a great way to create privacy. Possible
applications include glass doors, partitions and splash backs.
Energy efficient glazing
Energy efficient glazing reduces the energy lost through the window which
can provide more comfort for the home owners.
Noise resistant glass
Noise resistant glass reduces the unwanted external noise. Noise resistant
glass is typically thicker and comprises of two panels with secondary glazing.
Installation is a contributing factor in the functionality of noise resistant
Glass partitions are a more stylish alternative to traditional partitions. Clear
glass is a good way to create separate living spaces while maintaining an
overall feel of space. Opaque and colored glasses give the house more
privacy. Glass partitions are easy to clean and they also maximize light
filtration in the house.
Pool fences are a good way to ensure your safety. You can choose from
framed, semi-framed or unframed glass options. The glass is usually thick
Safety glass can be laminated or toughened. Toughened glass is stronger
than ordinary glass. When it is broken, it only shatters into small fragments
which minimize injury caused by broken glass. Laminated glass has two
layers that resemble a spider web. This design prevents the glass from
Glass is often used as shower screens or as a glass shower cabin. A
transparent shower screen gives the bathroom a modern and clean look.
Using glass can also minimize moulds and bacteria.
Splash backs protect the furniture and walls from water damage. Splash
backs are considered to be low maintenance since they prevent mould from
developing and are easier to clean. They can also be used as outdoor
decorative items. Splash backs can be used in different rooms and can have
a color scheme.
Glazing technology has enabled owners to install a glass staircase in their
homes. Glass staircases are sturdy and non-slippery, enabling you to enjoy
its elegance without worrying about the safety.
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