Mirrors and glass are great for defining room spaces, giving a room added depth and making it feel much larger, as well as allowing light to pass through or reflect off, brightening an otherwise dim space.
When adding these features, keep in mind the proper scale and placement of a mirror are key to successfully incorporating it into your rooms design. Additionally, choosing the right type of glass and properly securing it are safety considerations that can not be ignored in any custom glass or mirror installation project.
Do you know if you need tempered or annealed glass, what thickness is appropriate, and how to properly secure the glass? As the glass and mirror experts, Lake Norman Glass and Custom Closets will make sure the job is done correctly and safely.
We take pride in our work and only use high quality materials, plus we can cut glass or mirror to fit almost any project. Lake Norman Glass also has a wide variety of textured glass to provide just the right amount of style and privacy you need.
Tempered glass is also called toughened glass. Unlike annealed glass, tempered glass breaks into small, square pieces when broken. This makes it less likely to lacerate a person that comes into contact with it. Tempered glass is one of the hardest types of glasses, several times harder than most others, including annealed glass. Creating tempered glass involves the use of chemicals and heat to give it its properties. These treatments balance the internal stress rating of the glass.
When glass is annealed, it is slowly cooled to relieve any internal stresses. When not annealed, glass is more likely to crack when exposed to temperature chances. Unlike tempered glass, traditional annealed glass will break off into large, sharp shards when broken. This can pose obvious safety risks. Care should be taken when choosing locations to install annealed glass. Make sure to follow any local codes and laws when deciding to use glass for your projects.
Tempered glass is more expensive than annealed glass because it has to go through more processes in its creation. Despite its shortcomings when compared with tempered glass, annealed glass is still widely used because of its low cost.
Various Glass Textures
ClearPattern 62AquatexAntiqueBambooFluted ObscureReededRainStormBronze
Beveled Glass and Mirrors
We offer beveled mirror and glass. Please specify the bevel width, either 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″ or more for your bevel.
Note: Mirror can only be beveled.
Flat Polish Pencil Polish Miter Bullnose Chamfer Convex Beveled Modified Miter Waterfall Eog Ogee