Glass

If you are looking to remodel your house one of the best ways to make a big impact on the design and aesthetics is using Glass. There’s something special about the way the sun shines through a glass adding a sense of elegance to your house.

9 Types of Glass used in Interiors

1. Patterned glass or Textured Glass. As the name suggests, patterned glass has a decorative design embossed on its surface. It could be a colorful geometric pattern, or just a plain texture. It is most useful in spaces which require privacy but also need sufficient light transmission. The texture on the glass surface prevents a clear view of the object when seen through the glass

2. Spandrel Glass: Spandrel glass is used to disguise the less aesthetically pleasing structural elements like columns, walls, shear walls, beams and so on. It comes in plenty of colors and hence can be used in versatile locations to compliment the interiors. It is opaque and reflective in nature. The uniform appearance of the Spandrel glass gives a neat look to the space. It is called spandrel mainly due to its great malleability. It can be molded and shaped to cover even the curvature joining two spandrel columns. It is also 5 times stronger than the traditional and annealed glass.

3. Tinted Glass. While the typical colors used are bronze, gray, dark gray, green, blue, blue-green, many other colors like red, pink, purple can also be manufactured. Different metal oxides when mixed with float glass, render different colors to it. Due to its tint it prevents heat transmission and absorbs solar energy.

4. Reflective glass. Reflective glass is a clear glass with a metallic coating which reflects heat. It is used in Eco-friendly constructions to reduce the energy consumption of the buildings. It prevents heat loss from the interior of the building and heat gain from outside the building. While the finish is usually metallic it can also be given a tinted appearance. Another advantage of using reflective glass is that it reduces the glare which is provides comfortable working environments in the office or home. The metallic finish blocks the view of the people standing in front of the installed glass

5. Satin Glass (Privacy glass). Satin glass has satin finish as the name suggests. It is a good material for decorative purposes. Due to this property it can be utilized in fabricating a door in association with another material such as wood. Satin glass is a low maintenance product as it prevents the dust from sticking on to its surface.

6. Security glass. Security glass can either be laminated or toughened. Laminated glass is an engineered glass which holds its pieces together in an event of disaster. It is ideal for a coffee table top. If your counter top breaks the shattered pieces of glass will stick together. Owning to its strength architects have used this kind of glass for designing a staircase.

7. Clear glass. Clear glass is the most common type of glass seen in interior spaces. It is colorless and has blue or green colored edge due to the presence of iron oxides. It is not as strong as laminated glass. Clear glass allows almost 80-90% of the visible light to pass through. It can be used in multiple locations in the house and for other decorative purposes.

8. Acoustic Glass. As the name suggests, this type of glass has acoustic properties and thus is most suitable in areas with high noise pollution. The glass has a double glazed arrangement of which the inner layer damps out any belligerent noises. It absorbs and weakens noises thus reducing the decibels heard by humans.

9. Energy Efficient Glass. Windows are responsible for as much as 25% of heat exchange between the interior and exterior of your house. This means choosing the right kind of glass can prevent the heat from escaping your house in winters, and hinder the heat from creeping into your interior space in the summers.

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