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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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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

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.

Acid-etched Glass by Bear Glass

Etched glass mirror is a practical alternative to the look of stainless steel in the kitchen when used as a backsplash. Created by taking  high-quality acid-etched glass that has a durable, glare-absorbing permanent etched finish; and taking it through a making process so that it has the glow of real silver from behind.

Acid-etched glass is a beautiful look that can be tempered for extra toughness and resiliency to heat, making it work well behind cook tops and stoves. It is also easily cleaned of spatters and spills – a “magic eraser” cleans off everything from baked on spaghetti sauce to grease from the surface without harming the surface at all.

Acid-etched glass offers a look that appears darker or lighter, depending just on the lighting from the room as you can see from the images shown here. Each of them look so different, and intriguing, …just begging you to come closer and touch to find out what it is. By the way, fingerprints are also something acid etched mirror happily handles well – unlike so much stainless steel.

Acid-etched-glass
Acid-etched-glass

Acid-etched Glass Advantages

  • Consistent finish and appearance
  • Maintenance free
  • More mar-resistant than sandblasted glass
  • Does not peel or discolor like films
  • Does not scratch off like coatings

 

Acid etched glass is an unique element to use in your interior and exterior applications. The consistent quality, durability and rich look of our Acid etched glass is unmatched to any other products. The acid-etch process creates a satin finish while keeping a slight reflection in the glass. As the Nation’s largest distributor of Acid Etched Glass and Glass sheets we carry glass & glass from Walker, Omni Decor, Noval, Gray Glass and many more. We are the largest stocking distributor of Walker Acid-etched Glass in USA.

Acid-etched glass is recommended for interior use only
Acid-etched glass is recommended for interior use only

Acid-etched Glass Application Areas:

While Acid-etched glass is recommended for interior use only still we found a long list of application areas where you can use this unique glass sheets to make magical effects.

  • Furniture and kitchen components
  • Office enclosures
  • Mirrored Wall
  • Interior Doors
  • Exterior Doors
  • Interior Partitions
  • Railings

Let your imagination decide the perfect application for your projects.For more information on our Antique Mirrors please contact Bear Glass at: 718-832-3604 / 732-901-2626

Antique Mirror is Back

Bear Glass handcrafts both custom and decorative antique mirror glass that is indistinguishable from actual vintage mirror.  Each mirror is completely unique and gently aged to fit your specific needs.  We sell to homeowners, designers, architects, and contractors for all types of applicants.  We can customize the mirrors to fit your needs.  Whether designing a feature wall, creating a kitchen splash back, or inserting into wardrobe doors or furniture, we offer a range of antique mirror glass styles and designs to suit.  Typical projects include private residences, bars, restaurants, hotels, and retail outlets.  We also offer an expanding portfolio of limited-edition artworks and designs using both plain and antiqued mirror glass.  Designed and made in-house by our experts.  We aim to provide an efficient and friendly service to all our customers.   Bear Glass hand makes antique mirror glass that is indistinguishable from actual vintage mirror.  Each unique piece is subtly distressed, aged & antiqued to suit your requirements.  Our bespoke services cover every aspect of your commission from creation to installation.  We carry a variety of beautiful, colored antique glass for your different preferences

Custom & Decorative Antique Mirror Glass
Custom & Decorative Antique Mirror Glass

Our products include:

  • Heavy antique
  • Blue antique
  • Pink antique
  • Light antique
  • Gold antique
  • Venetian antique
  • Heavy cloudy
  • Gold dot
  • Light cloudy
  • Gold vein
The Antique Mirror Creates a Gentle & Softened Reflection
The Antique Mirror Creates a Gentle & Softened Reflection

We offer different types of Antique Mirrors with exotic colors and patterns;they are available in sizes 48” X 94 1/2” up to 96 X 144 and come in finishes from traditional distress antique to burst of colorful 3D effects.  We have worked with numerous clients and designers to custom cut and install one of  a kind pieces.  Our method of making glass consists of varying the regularity of metallic deposits.  In addition to its decorative effect, the antique mirror creates a gentle and softened reflection, which contributes pleasantly to interior light levels.

For more information on our Antique Mirrors please contact Bear Glass at: 718-832-3604 / 732-901-2626

Or Contact Us For an Estimate at Sales@BearGlass.com/ sales@bearglassnj.com

Bear Glass Wish for All Of You And Your Family A Happy And Safe 4th of July ….

From everyone here at Bear Glass, we wish you all a Happy and Safe 4th of July holiday tomorrow, and we thank all of our nation’s troops, past & present, for defending our independence!

8 Ways – To Use Glass Into The Office

Today’s modern offices need to adapt to the modern work style. With workers more involved in collaboration, flex time, and remotely, …offices require designs that are unique to each corporate culture, while still allowing for what the future may bring. In our opinion, the main two design elements to always strive to maximize, is 1) space and 2) light. Each element influences the other in perception and attitude. If a space is designed with optimal working light, it feels more spacious and roomy. If a space is designed well to maximize its space, light flows more easily within it.  For our part, glass can be an important part of office design.

Here are  8 ways we’ve seen Bear Glass products used for smart office designs:

1)  Cabinetry

Regardless of the business, there’s always paperwork that needs to be stored away. Sales collateral, client files, samples and catalogues are greatly reduced thanks to the online world, but never going away completely. Using backpainted glass or acid etched glass are good ways to keep them hidden from view but still at top of mind.

Glass Cabinet: Paper Work Stored Away
Glass Cabinet: Paper Work Stored Away

2)  Office Dividers

For all the romanticism of open plan work spaces, some people actually work better with some amount of privacy. Glass office dividers offer light transmission and privacy without feeling closed off from the rest of the group.

office-partitions: work better with some amount of privacy
office-partitions: work better with some amount of privacy

3)  Branded Signage

Glass sparkles and dazzles. Nothing is more professional presentation of your brand than in glass.

4)  Desktops

Nothing brings an office together more than color, and a desktop surface made of glass is practical and can be that final element that turns a drab workspace into a glad workspace.

desktops: drab workspace into a glad workspace.
desktops: drab workspace into a glad workspace.

5)  Markerboards

Magnetized or not, these boards are non staining and even permanent markers can be cleaned off. So your top secret project can stay up for weeks or even months, and come off clean when the project is done.

top your secret project with -Glass Marker Boards
top your secret project with -Glass Marker Boards

6)  Breakrooms

Backsplashes and countertops of glass are easy to keep clean and are non-staining. They’re perfect for the breakrooms where commaraderie and celebrations end up happening, ….and cleanup needs to be simple.

7)  Reception Desks

regardless of the public served, the lobby desk needs to be easy to clean and keep clean, while adding a pop of color. Backpainted glass is a fantastic way to accomplish that. In our corporate lobby, for instance, we use “Linen”, …but it can be custom matched to any color specification very easily to be a part of the company brand.

glass reception desk-very easily to be a part of the company brand
glass reception desk-very easily to be a part of the company brand

8) Conference Tables

The large conference table is still important. Teams will always have to gather and discuss items “en masse” despite the cocooning trend.  But over the years, the requirements of these tables have become more like show pieces where future employees are interviewed, where vendors are brought in to discuss issues, where customers are woo-ed. This room featuring a big glass conference table is a real “wow” factor to help with those pitches.

Room featuring a big glass conference table is a real “wow” factor

Go Over The Top With Glass

Glass is one of the most beautiful materials that can be used for countertops. The pure, saturated color of back-painted glass adds a special effect to any room. In addition, it’s easy to clean, hygienic, and stain resistant.

Glass :A relatively new option in countertops
Glass :A relatively new option in countertops

Benefits of Counter Tops:

  • 1- They can revive an older, worn piece of furniture without refinishing or altering the piece in any way.
  • 2- A table topper can  protect wood furniture or table linens from moisture and stains  and clean up is a simple wipe.
  • 3- They instantly update or unify a design with color.
  • 4- They give all the beauty and practicality of a glass countertop, with an economical thinner piece of glass..
  • 5- They create instant function for uneven surfaces or impractical surfaces, by covering old doors or wood, or by topping metal pieces that can’t handle moisture.
Counter Tops: Add a Special Effect To Any Room
Counter Tops: Add a Special Effect To Any Room

Possibilities of Using Glass Countertop :

  1. KITCHENS: Imparticular can benefit from glass countertops for their practical benefits.
  2. SINK AREAS :Glass is great for sink areas where copious moisture is no problem for the low porosity of glass.
  3. DINING AREAS: A glass countertop dining surface attached to a kitchen islands make this casual space seem more special and define it with a distinctly custom look.
  4. ACCENT COUNTER: In this kitchen, the different surfacing materials showcase the different functions of this showroom kitchen.
  5. SMALL KITCHEN UNIT: This small working kitchen is big on style thanks to the glass countertop and matching glass backsplash.

Glass is a relatively new option in countertops. With a wide variety of decorative finishes and custom colors that can be applied to it, glass can certainly be an attractive option. But how does it stack up against other countertop materials?

Types Of Glass That Can Be Used In Counter Tops:

Back Painted Glass: With literally any color option, it lends a new possibility to the term “custom kitchen”. Glass is the only product on this list that can be color-specified to match and that’s pretty amazing when you think about it. No sealing is required and it will not stain. Dried on foods can be scraped off easily. It is ideal for dining/serving areas and in areas with high moisture such as wet bars or around sinks.

Laminated Glass: It has a huge array of colors and patterns, is lightweight and relatively easy to install. It is relatively resistant to stains, heat, and impacts as well. The thin layers show damage of nicks and cuts and can’t be repaired. Seaming and the edge lines tend to turn people off, although there are some newer versions that are pre-formed to feature no seams at the backsplash and waterfall edges.

Back Printed Glass: Back printed Glass is a wonderful material for countertops, desks and tables. Bear Glass back-printed glass allows you to have the surface in any color and a variety of design. Full fabrication on these surfaces includes tempering, holes, and edgework.

So which one is right for your project? It could be a variety of several. It might be Back Painted , Back Printed, Laminated Glass at the serving and eating areas. And hopefully, in your next counter top project.What sort of topper could you use? Consider them for practical spots that need to look new and clean easily in hotel, hospitality, food service and other environments. If you’ve got a question about table toppers, give us a call : 732-901-2626 / 718-832-3604

Magic of Backsplash In Your Kitchen

In today’s busy world, it takes everyone in the family helping to keep it on track and on schedule. We all have to pitch in, lend a hand, and pull our weight to keep things from getting frantic. You should expect the same thing from the hardworking surfaces in your home. Low maintenance surfaces that are easy to clean are a must. But is that enough?

There are various ways to use backsplashes in kitchen designs; antique, tiled, or crisp and clear, …mirror or glass is a versatile element that can add light and visually expand spaces. I’m loving how designers are embracing more mirror in the kitchen to solve the challenges of adding more light to task areas as well as helping busy cooks stay engaged with their family and guests while preparing a meal. It helps tie elements and people together in a way that only mirror can.

Backsplash Easy To Maintain And Clean
Backsplash Easy To Maintain And Clean

Back-painted glass, like Color Glass,  is definitely easy to maintain and clean. The lack of grout makes a surface that doesn’t absorb stains or mildew. The smooth surface allows any food or mess to be cleaned off easily. But glass does something other surfaces do not, it helps you stay on track and communicate better with your family, …really!

  • TO-DOs – You can write directly on glass with dry erase markers. The markers won’t stain or ghost, and the backsplash is a great place to jot down grocery lists so they’re easy for everyone in the family to see or amend.
  • REMINDERS – When back painted glass is used as cabinet inserts, you can write reminders at eye level, so every time you reach for the coffee or cereal it is front and centre.
  • CHECKLISTS – Glass is fantastic for recipes and checklists that can easily be erased or marked through as each step is completed. Wouldn’t it be a good way to have a board – so the kids can erase tasks themselves upon completion?
  • GRATITUDE – Who says it only has to be about tasks, chores, lists or “to-dos”? Back-painted glass can also be used for those little notes of support, gratitude and love that can mean the difference between an early start and a GREAT start to your day. And every family member can use more of that!
Beautiful Backsplash In Your World.
Beautiful Backsplash In Your World.

Have you used mirrors or glass in your kitchen? It’s worth considering a bit of backsplash magic in your next project.

Color Glass by Bear Glass is the perfect solution for backsplashes. Our back-painted glass is fully opaque, and time-tested for durability. It is also moisture proof, non-porous, and extremely hygienic. For the beauty of pure, saturated color on glass, …IN ANY COLOR, …it’s the ideal choice.

Contact us if you have a project – large or small – that would require the many benefits that  Backsplas by Bear Glass provides. We work with wonderful installers and distributors all across the country and would be happy to help you make the connection for a beautiful backsplash in your world.

Now Doing Hand Shape Beveling In NJ

Bear Glass is the fabricator of a wide variety of glass and of mirror products– including polishing, beveling,  painting, tempering, laminating, v grooving, water jut cutting, sandblasting– as well as fabricated tempered glass, and  Color Glass back-painted product for use in glass . We also provide quick service with delivery available. We are now doing hand shape beveling  as well as straight beveling in NJ. We Deliver to the tri-state areas 5 days a week, with 5 trucks on road daily. We also ship nationwide. We use cutting edge technology to service our customers, and we have the largest inventory for stock sheets. Even those hard to find types. We are always looking for new ways to be more productive. Whether its purchasing new machinery to provide new services or bringing in different lines of glass, we do it. We strive to keep our customers satisfied, and are always looking to make new ones. If you would like Please give us  a call on 718-832-360 / 732-901-2626 or drop us an email at sales@bearglass.com/ sales@bearglassnj.com.