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Glass Shower Doors Both Standard And Custom Made

The glass shower industry, like all industries, has its own terminology. Below is a short list of some of the glass shower terms a designer should know if they’re designing a shower featuring a glass shower doors.

Annealed glass Shower:

Regular float glass. It is glass that has NOT been heat-treated. By law, it is not suitable for glass shower doors.

Frameless Glass Shower:

In terms of handicap access, this refers to an doors system that has minimal or no bottom track or curb. Depending on the overall shower size and designs, this is part of a universal design system and my make this style ADA compliant.

Clear Glass shower:

A glass that is transparent. (for extra-clear, ultra-clear, or low-iron; please see the definition under “low-iron glass”)

Bent Glass shower:

The glass that has been specially formed to fit into a circular floor plan.

glass shower door
glass shower door

Custom doors:

A door that requires a special size of tempered glass and framework.

Etched glass:

The glass that has a design cut into its surface to create a frosted appearance. For shower doors, this effect is created by acid-etching, since sandblasted glass would not stand up to the soap, oils or cleaners which may be present in a shower. Digital printing can create a simulated etched effect.

Framed:

A shower doors system that mounts all glass panels within a metal frame.  Usually a lower-end or off-the-shelf style of shower.

Frameless:

A shower doors system that minimizes the amount of metal used to hold the system panels and door in place. The edge of the glass is exposed but finished with a safe, flat polished edge.

Heavy glass:

The glass used in many frameless doors. Usually, 3/8-inch or 1/2-inch in thickness. It is still required to be tempered.

Laminated glass:

  A minimum of two pieces of glass with a middle layer of vinyl which is the heat and pressure treated. The vinyl layer keeps the glass intact when broken and prevents body parts from penetrating the glass pane.  It may be used interchangeably with tempered glass in shower installations. By code, all glass shower doors and doors must use either tempered or laminated glass in their construction.

Low-iron glass:

A glass that is made using less iron and other minerals during float manufacturing process to create a transparent glass that has less greenish tint. The amount of actual tint will ultimately vary due to the thickness of the glass.

Patterned glass:

The glass that has a repeating shape embedded in the glass. Maybe transparent or obscure

Printed glass:

A glass that has been printed with a design using permanent inks. May be screen printed, digitally printed, sprayed, curtain-coated or printed in some other manner for transparency, translucency, or opacity.

Reflective glass:

A glass that bounces back at least some of the light that strikes it.  This kind of glass is commonly called a one-way, or transparent, mirror. The amount of transparency or reflection depends on the strength and location of the light source.

Tempered glass:

A glass that has been heat-treated by a process of gradually heating and cooling. Once a piece of glass has been tempered it cannot later be cut. If it breaks, it breaks into many small pieces. By code, all glass shower doors and doors must use either tempered or laminated glass.

Textured glass:

The glass that has been made with a texture on its surface that creates a translucent effect.  This is the same concept as patterned glass, but may also be textured using deep acid etching or a printed coating. May refer to non-slip or increased traction surfaces.

Tinted glass:

The glass that is made during the float process with a transparent color running through it. Gray, Bronze, and Blue are the most common tints.

If you’re having trouble with creating or installing shower doorsgive us a call at +1 718 832 3604. We have qualified glass shower installers all across the country who create and install beautiful doors every day and may be able to help you with your design problem.

Bear Glass Now Does Pool Fence & Balustrades

Pool Fence & Balustrade

Maintain an uninterrupted panoramic view of your pool and surrounding pool fence area with a frameless balustrade/pool fence designed to meet your personal requirements. All fully frameless gates have a specialized self-concealed floor spring and are fitted with child-proof locks to suit safety requirements.

Alternatively, you can choose a semi-frameless balustrade/pool fence, complemented with your choice of powder-coated aluminum or stainless steel posts.

All work is guaranteed to comply with all safety standards.

Glass Balustrades are rapidly becoming the first choice of all builders & home owners when needing a rush homeowners wider. Constructed primarily from 12mm toughened safety glass, pool, balcony, stair and room partitioning balustrade provides a spacious solution to the design problem of barriers.
At Bear Glass we provide both semi-framed and frameless balustrade solutions; semi-framed having posted between the panels while frameless sees the glass bedded into a channel providing an obstruction free wall of glass creating spaciousness like no other partition can.

Glass pool fencing provides the best method of meeting legal safety requirements while meeting the aesthetic demand for minimal intrusion and maximum enjoyment of the pool. The glass balustrades can be supported in various ways depending on the nature of the pool surroundings or decking.

 

pool fense
pool fense

Semi-Framed Pool Fence

Pool Balustrades offer a safe yet open feel to any backyard pool. Enjoy the expansive atmosphere as you relax with the kids always in full sight

 

Frameless Pool Fence

Frameless Pool fence is the ultimate in providing a clean spacious feel to the environment while having a safety factor second to none. You will always be able to see what is happening in and around your pool.

 

Balcony pool fence

Balcony fence offers unparalleled access to your property’s view. Add value and dimension to your property by having a safe barrier that allows you to see all that the environment has to offer. Give Bear Glass a call to discuss your fence needs.

 

Internal

Internal Balustrades offer a clean, spacious feel to any home or office. Stylish and affordable this featured landing has been brought to life by a gorgeous curved glass fence.

If you’re looking for the safest pool fence that is also affordable, removable, durable and customizable, be glad you found Bear Glass. Our innovative and patented designs, highly skilled installers and excellent customer service is why we have been the #1 choice in  pool fences.

 

CONTACT US TODAY!!!

Bear Glass Inc.399 20th StreetBrooklyn, NY 11215

PH: 718-832-3604

email: bearglass@gmail.com

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Glass Cutting using Waterjet cutting solutions by Bear Glass

Abrasive waterjet cutting technology is a great method for cutting glass because it allows for contours and shapes that cannot be achieved with other cutting machines at a reasonable cost. From artistic tabletop inlays to detailed stained glass designs, mirrors, glass ornaments, replacement windows for antique cars, and more, there’s almost no glass cutting application that a waterjet cutting machine can’t tackle.

Glass has a tendency to crack, so it is very important that the initial holes are produced with a reduced pressure . Subsequently, the pressure must be increased to a cutting speed that is cost-effective. For glass, ceramics and other brittle materials, you must gradually increase and reduce the cutting pressure by means of proportional pressure control of the intensifier pump, otherwise, the material would be destroyed.

As an alternative waterjet technology can be used as an abrasive because it is softer, which reduces the potential for chipping, cracking and other surface blemishes and leaves a cut edge that is polished to a smooth finish.Because waterjet cutting does not vibrate the glass, there are no heat-affected zones to leave behind rough edges, almost no secondary finishing is required.

ADVANTAGES OF CUTTING GLASS WITH WATERJET

  • Cut glass geometry that common machining cannot perform
  • Delicate glass does not crack during processing
  • Precisely cut thin to thick glass without changing any tooling
  • Eliminates pressure of cutting process on surface material
  • No heat affected zone
  • No tool to sharpen
  • No need for reworking of the cut edge
  • No waste of material, narrow cutting gap
  • Cost effective means of cutting holes in glass
  • Create intricate design in any shape and size

 

waterjet cutting
waterjet cutting

Everyday Uses of waterjet cutting

When you need reliable waterjet cutting solutions, Bear Glass has you covered.

With over two decades of expertise in quality waterjet cutting, we are one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of fabricated glass parts. Our experienced team works diligently with the latest machinery and cutting technology.  We are equipped to handle the most intricate tasks.

No matter what the shape, size or material, if you can imagine it, we can do it.  Our use of equipment provides us the opportunity to deliver high. Our latest waterjet capabilities create the highest accuracy for the smallest details.

Bear Glass will work side-by-side with you every step of the way.Whether you are an architect or furniture maker, you can count on us to go the extra mile for your fabrication project.Whether you have low-volume or high-volume specifications, Bear Glass has production capabilities to meet your unique needs. We can produce depending on the size requirements.

If you are ready to jump start your next great project, contact Bear Glass today. Our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions that you may have.

Soundproof Glass By Bear Glass

 

A soundproof glass is a glass that prevents sound from penetrating from one side to the other. In most cases, those desiring soundproof glass are those who live near noisy environments, such as airports of busy roads. While glass, in various configurations, may do a good job of preventing sound from getting through, it should be noted that soundproof glass, at least from a general consumer standpoint, is all but impossible to acquire.

Sounds like this is exactly what you need!

There are a number of different ways to make glass soundproof. The first involves simply making the glass thicker. The thicker the glass is, the stiffer it becomes and, as a natural consequence, less prone to vibration. In such cases, the sound is naturally reduced. Another option is to insulate the glass with some other material, or perhaps just put an empty area in between two panes of glass.

To make soundproof glass completely capable of blocking all sound would be prohibitively expensive and likely not recommended for windows. The glass would need to be extremely thick and would be very heavy, perhaps overwhelming any material used in a typical window frame.

Do you hear what we are saying to you?

The most common place to find soundproof glass is a sound studio, where it is important for music and other types of recordings to have a quiet environment. However, even then the glass is not completely able to withstand all sounds.

For more information, please contact us. We look forward to working with you!

FACTORY/OFFICE

Address:
Bear Glass Inc.
399 20th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-832-3604
Fax: 718-832-0786
 

SHOWROOM

Address:
Bear Glass Showroom
167 Mott St,
NY, NY 10013-5442
Phone: 212-219-1679
Email: sales@bearglass.com

Milk Glass For Decoration is only limited by the imagination

Milk glass is often used for architectural decoration when one of the underlying purposes is the display of graphic information.The number of patterns, forms, and objects made is only limited by the imagination

For many of us in the business of architectural glass, once a designer has picked their material, it becomes locked in and part of the specification. Know one likes to tell a customer that any material they come to you for is no longer available. You want to be able to service and supply all request. Here’s how we looked to resolve this problem.Reproductions of milk glass are being made by Bear Glass and sold in NY and NJ. Milk glass can be opaque or translucent and are very popular.

When looking for milk glass collectibles, there are many different forms that you can choose from. That is what makes a milk glass collection so diverse. You can have many different pieces of many different sizes. You will also find that your milk glass will be of many different values. Just make sure that what you choose is genuine and not faux so that you can keep the value of your milk glass collection pure.

Flashed Opal Glass has been around for over 40 yrs. Servicing lighting, architectural and industrial, high-quality markets with a unique come high-quality low iron glass, fused together with a thin layer of white translucent material on one surface. This gave a beautiful, uniform, “white glowing” diffusing glass. This is far more diffusing than sandblasting, silk screening or acid etching.

Hot glass Mfg has its lifespan on tanks, furnaces, and cost of raw materials and when it came to rebuild the only Mfg who makes this high-quality product, could not afford the recouping the time based on past years sales. So with only 1 Mfg and orders to fill we came up with an alternative material. Milk White is a premium low iron, white diffusing glass that is alternative!

Features of Milk White Glass:

  1. Made in 1/4” and sheets up to 96”X 130”
  2. More uniform and consistent than hot fused glass-Milk White is a consistent 35% light transmitting.
  3. Milk White can easily cut, drilled, frosted and edge polished.

When looking for milk glass collectibles, there are many different forms that you can choose from. That is what makes a milk glass collection so diverse. You can have many different pieces of many different sizes. You will also find that your milk glass will be of many different values. Just make sure that what you choose is genuine and not faux so that you can keep the value of your milk glass collection pure Milk glass is characterized by its creamy, thick milky texture and often is opaque or white in color. Collecting milk glass is a fascinating American pastime. Milk glass is a beautiful, elegance and delicate decorative item and many pieces of milk glass come with a rich history and valuable price tag. Whether you are looking to start a collection, add to a pre-existing collection, or purchase milk glass for a friend or family member

Many customers have had positive feedback from completed jobs. Bear Glass are a Full-service fabricator, with over 800 items to choose from.Find out what is the “New White  Glass” item and give us a call today.

 

Custom Mirrors by Bear Glass

Custom Mirrors

 

 

In addition to our glass services, Bear Glass is also pleased to provide custom mirrors.  We are available to provide local or non-local homes and businesses with custom-cut mirrors for bathrooms, workout facilities, and so much more.  Offering myriad options and completely customized shapes and dimensions, our team can help you get exactly what you need in mirrors cut to size.  In fact, we can even create a custom-cut mirror door for your closet or wardrobe!  When it comes to custom mirrors, you’ve come to the right place.

When you don’t want to limit your choices to the cookie-cutter options available at the store, Bear Glass is the perfect answer for your bathroom mirror installation.  We provide custom-cut mirrors of all shapes and sizes.  In addition, we can design and install the perfect bathroom mirror for your home and style.  We offer bathroom mirrors in a vast array of styles from polished and beveled edges to framed or unframed.

 

Custom antique mirror
Custom antique mirror

Our friendly professionals will take the time to understand exactly what you’re looking for in a bathroom wall mirror.  Then we’ll custom design and cut a mirror to meet your specific needs.  Instead of settling for a bathroom mirror that’s almost right, call Bear Glass and get the custom mirror that’s perfect for you!

Bear Glass is pleased to work with commercial clients across the nation for custom mirrors of all shapes and sizes.  While we are available to work with all types of commercial customers, we particularly specialize in custom wall mirrors for gyms and dance studios. Offering the top-quality workmanship you deserve, we can cut and install gym mirrors of all shapes and sizes.  If you’re in the market for a new or replacement full-wall mirror for your commercial space, our team can help.  For details or to get your free estimate on a gym mirror, please don’t hesitate to call.

If you are looking for custom beveled glass and/or custom beveled mirrors, you have come to the right place.  Being a successfully owned and run business with much expertise, we understand the importance of not only providing flawless products but backing them up with flawless customer service as well.  We pride ourselves on our expert craftsmanship and high-quality standards.  What you get in return is a custom glass mirror or other beveled mirror or glass product you will be proud to display.

Bear Glass  has been in the custom beveled glass and mirror business for over twenty years!  It is tough to find another company with the experience and knowledge that we bring to the table.  With both retail and wholesale options, there are custom beveled mirror and glass solutions for everyone.  Other products we specialize in include custom shower doors, aluminum windows, wood windows, and much more!  You are sure to find what you are looking for with Bear Glass.

Acidetched Custom Mirrors
Custom Mirrors

 

Back Painted Glass Create A Breathtaking Effects!!!

Backpainted backsplash
Backpainted backsplash

Bear Glass offers you to choose your favorite color on back painted glass. You can change the look of your old fashioned home by using our painted glass designs. We specialize in back painted glass as we have the largest stock of mirror and glass, even those hardest to find.

Our Painted Glass Products is an ideal solution for commercial and residential spaces. A back-painted glass using ultra clear. low-iron Starphire glass, so the color you specify is the color you see. A proprietary, state-of-the-art paint technology is used to manufacture and fabricate Back Painted Glass in limitless color options using a durable heat-cured, two coat system. Size capabilities ranging from 4″ x 4″ to 96″ x 130″ are possible, with reproducible color consistency from the first piece to the last piece.

Glass tile
Back Painted Glass tile!!!

Ideal for commercial, institutional, and residential spaces, Back Painted Glass can contribute towards LEED credits. Color options, color clarity, and extreme durability make Painted Glass the leader in back-painting for projects large and small; whether you require annealed, tempered, custom-cut, or laminated options for your projects.

Glass doesn’t always have to be transparent. We are able to Paint glass with almost any color or pattern to create a truly unique effect. Create a unique splashback for your kitchen or vanity with back painted glass.

Backpainted Glass
Backpainted Glass Countertop

Bear Glass” offers color Cote back painting for any variety of glass fabrication projects. With hundreds of colors to choose from, your project can be truly unique, bound only by the limits of your imagination. Luminous and opaque, a back-painted glass will enhance any design project and can be used for walls, backsplashes, furniture, vanity tops, and more. Prepare to color your world with the beauty of back-painted glass.

kitchen backsplash
Backpainted Glass

Bear glass offers you to choose your favorite color on back painted glass. You can change the look of your old fashioned home by using our back painted glass designs.

Please visit at:

www.BearGlass.com for more info!

Anti-Reflective Glass…It’s the most amazing glass you’ll never see.

 Anti-Reflective Glass combines two proprietary pyrolytic surfaces in a single laminated glass to minimize visible light reflectance to less than 2 percent compared to clear glass which is 8 percent; this will allow more visible light to pass through.In addition to its anti-reflective/non-glaring properties, laminated Anti-Reflective Glass blocks more than 99 percent of transmitted UV to protect interiors and contents. At the same time, it also offers the traditional benefits of laminated glass, including enhanced security, improved safety, damage protection, and superior acoustic control. The result is a unique fabricated glass that combines the strength, security and sound reduction of laminated glass with the low reflectivity of a high-end specialty glass product.

 Anti-Reflective Glass Storefront
Anti-Reflective Glass Storefront

Coupled with large size capability and the fact that it can be tempered, insulated and bent like ordinary glass, Pilkington OptiView TM Glass is not only ideal for typical anti-reflective uses such as museums and displays, but it’s a practical and economic choice for retail storefronts, showrooms and a host of applications where an anti-reflective product was never an option.

 

anti reflective glass stadium
anti-reflective glass stadium

Features and Benefits of Anti-Reflective Glass

 

  1. Reduces exterior and interior visible light
  2. Reflectance to less than 2 percent.
  3. Transmits more than 90 percent visible light.
  4. Superior safety, security and acoustic performance.
  5. Blocks more than 99 percent of transmitted UV.
  6. A durable pyrolytic surface that is bendable and temperable.

 

Applications of Anti-Reflective Glass

  1. Retail Storefronts
  2. Displays
  3. Museums
  4. Showrooms
  5. Stadiums

Anti-Reflective Glass can enhance any view, either looking inwards or out. Adding to its unique properties, Anti-Reflective Glass is available in larger sizes and achieves a more neutral color than any other low reflective glass providing architects with greater innovative freedom than before. Where Views are a Priority All of which makes it a smart choice for places you’ve never seen anti-reflective glass before. Anti-Reflective GlassIt’s the most amazing glass you’ll never see.

Improve The Break Room 

Bear Glass Color Glass utilized as a part of the Break room. Office break rooms aren’t normally observed by guests and visitors. They are principally for the workers and are an incredible open door for confidence boosting. A lovely space to fill your coffee mug, set up a lunch, or simply hang out and unwind for a minute are keys to office profitability and work environment improvement.

color glass partition in break room
color glass partition in the break room

 

Bear Glass Color Glass can be a key surfacing material used to set the tone of your lounge through the accompanying 4 benefits:

 

1. Vivid – It’s been demonstrated that shading can up grim in desserts in working environment outline

2. Writeable – Glass makes the debut dry eradicate surface for delicate office updates

3. Attractive – Including an attractive choice permits the glass to likewise fill in as a pinboard for office updates that can rapidly be changed out

4. Support – There is none! Simple to wipe down, hard to recolor, with the capacity to be purified with liquor or blanch wipes

 

Make certain that your office break room feels easy and motivating through shading, work, and simple maintenance. Bear Glass Color glass backpainted glass can help that procedure feel like significantly less work.

Break rooms are a place to reset, unwind, invigorate and have the charming association with your companions. We secured the necessities to a decent

office break room glass top
office break room glass top

Break room outline yesterday, however here are some “next step” components to consider adding to your lounge plan region that will make it much more valued by your workers:

 

  1. Free espresso, tea, and water
  2. Free sound snacks
  3. Swings or lofts
  4. A fun diversion to play
  5. A glass dry delete divider
  6. Key Bank Collaborative Area utilizing Bear Glass Color Glass
  7. Key Bank Collaborative Area utilizing Bear Glass Color Glass
  8. Television
  9. Open to seating
  10. Tables for coordinated effort while eating
  11. Private regions for recharging
  12. Accusing regions of all string connectors
break room art glass doors
art glass doors

A glass marker board in a Break room can fill some needs. Compose congrats for birthdays or exceptional commemorations, a rousing quote to control the day, or to catch off the cuff conceptualizing,… in light of the fact that you never know when motivation will strike. At the point when the “whiteboard” is made of glass, there’s no artwork – regardless of to what extent you keep the composition on it – and the wonderful surface looks decent not with standing when it’s not being used by any means.

We as a whole know that it is so difficult to get certain individuals in the workplace to tidy up after themselves. With a Bear Glass Color Glass edge in the prep region, the unadulterated, immersed shading is so wonderful, everybody will WANT to keep it looking marvelous. It can take the warmth, the spills, and the dampness – what an advantage for the organization!

Table tops that are anything but difficult to tidy up with only a wipe are a need in any corporate lounge. With our particular painting innovation, we can manufacture them to fill a double need for relationship-building and inventive loosening up. How fun is that?

So fuse Bear Glass Color Glass into your next Break room venture, and you won’t be baffled in all the diverse parts it can fill. Regardless of whether you require it exclusively hued, tempered, printed, cut-out, or indented,… we do it all . Give us a chance to get the chance to work for you and your Break room.

Shower Guard- Permanent Shower Protection

Shower Guard glass is that the first shower guard that gives permanent protection to the glass against corrosion and marking. Shower Guard glass provides permanent, verified protection. It stays stunning for a long period guaranteed. Shower Guard glass is that the first shower guard that gives permanent protection against corrosion and marking.

It stays stunning for long period, guaranteed. thus you’ll love your bathroom longer.

You can scrub laborious, however customary shower glass won’t keep clear long. Heat, wetness, and water change the surface of glass, giving spots, residue, and scum how to dig in. In time, customary glass grows uninteresting and appears dirty.

Unlike a spray-on product, the protection of Shower Guard never breaks down, neither must be reapplied and in contrast to alternative questionable permanent shower protection product. Shower Guard is backed by a sturdy restricted period pledge.

Shower Guard for good seals the surface of the glass for lasting beauty with less maintenance. Exploitation proprietary iron-beam technology, associate degree invisible protecting coating is amalgamated to the surface, filling the peaks and valleys that occur naturally in glass and making a sleek surface extremely resilient to the dirt, soap and water buildup that dulls and etches normal glass. See the science.

ShowerGuard Clear

Enjoy the Shower Guard advantage of lasting beauty for your clear glass shower enclosure. ShowerGuard Clear is that the easiest way to bring powerful Shower Guard technology into your home. The permanent protecting coating is applied to clear glass throughout producing with no visible distinction in clarity. What you’ll notice is, however, nice it’s while not corrosion, scum or stains for years to come back.

Give your shower enclosure an everlasting beauty with Shower Guard Clear. It’s accessible in 6mm, 10mm & 12 mm thicknesses.

Shower Guard Low-Iron

Show off the tile, tub, and fixtures with Shower Guard Low-Iron in your shower enclosure. Utilizing ultra-clear glass for a shocking result, Shower Guard Low-Iron neutralizes the inexperienced forged of normal glass for a crystal clear result that lets the look and color of your lavatory shine through. This glass loves natural light-weight and visually opens your area like no alternative.

With its ultra-clear edges, Shower Guard Low-Iron is good for clear, frameless shower enclosures. it’s accessible in Shower Guard Ultra White is available in 10mm & 12 mm thicknesses. Please read actual glass size and thickness for correct edge color.

Shower Guard Satin Deco

Protect your shower enclosure glass and your privacy with Shower Guard SatinDeco. Shower Guard SatinDeco brings the best-of-the-bathroom together: privacy, light-weight, and life-long shower protection. the skin of the glass is acid-etched to produce a smooth sleek semi-transparency that glows as light-weight passes through. the within is for well sealed against corrosion and buildup for simple care and lasting beauty.

Shower Guard SatinDeco is accessible in 10mm & 12mm thicknesses.,thus you’ll love your bathroom longer.