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Bear Glass V-Grooving

V-Grooving

 

Bear Glass is the 4th generation family business specializing in working in glass. We are the largest stocking distributor of Walker glass in the nation.  Bear Glass products, offer a wealth of opportunities to architects, interior designers and decorators.  Any pattern can be designed by engraving a groove in the surface of the glass.  Our V-Grooving equipment is capable of producing custom engraved designs (commonly know as V-Grooving), with different profile engraving tools.

V-Grooving can be done on any architectural flat glass and mirrors.  Our V-Grooved glass can also be heat strengthened, tempered, and laminated.  Custom profiles are also available here at Bear Glass.  This is glass that has a groove or grooves put into it to create simple to complex designs for your liking.  Grooving can be used alone or even in combination with other design elements, such as silk screening, to create a myriad of patterns.

While most glass groovers are looking for high volume orders, which we like too, we’re happy to work with you to fill your low volume needs.  Polished, unpolished, straight, patterned, silhouetted.  These are just some examples of what Bear Glass can accomplish for you with our v-grooving.  If you want to add depth and beauty to an otherwise plain panel of glass for your new door line, wall system, window line, etc., you have found the right place!  Bear Glass is a world leader in v-grooving capabilities and is completely self-sufficient for v-grooving glass panels for doors, windows, and architectural applications.

Bear Glass is the largest capacity v-groove manufacturer in North America, and possibly the world.  We hold several U.S. patents in v-groove technologies, and with our ability to dress and shape our wheels in house, we are continually experimenting with new grooves and patterns.  Bear Glass V-grooved patterns split incoming light—almost like a prism—into a full spectrum of colors while exuding elegance and beauty.

Polished, unpolished, straight, patterned, silhouetted.  These are just some examples of what Bear Glass can accomplish for you with our v-grooving.  If you want to add depth and beauty to an otherwise plain panel of glass for your new door line, wall system, window line, etc., you have found the right place!  V-Grooved glass can also be heat strengthened, tempered, and laminated.  Custom profiles are also available.  Grooving can be used alone or in combination with other design elements, such as silk screening, to create a myriad of extraordinary patterns.  Bear GlassV-Grooving glass allows you to have a unique look to your windows and doors without having the traditional grids block your view.

While most glass groovers are looking for high volume orders, which we like too, we’re happy to work with you to fill your low volume needs.

For more information on our V-grooved Glass please contact Bear Glass at:

Bear Glass New York

Address: 399 20th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

E-mail: bearglass@yahoo.com

Bear Glass New Jersey:

Address: 359 Essex Road Tinton Falls New Jersey 07753

Phone: 732 901 2626 732 901 2626

Fax: 732 901 2266

E-mail: Sales@BearGlassNJ.com

Bear Glass adds two new distribution points!

Bear Glass is excited to announce that in addition to our existing Brooklyn NY and Tinton Falls NJ factory’s we have now added two new location in upstate New York as distribution centers!

Oneonta, NY 13820

Cobleskill, NY 13820

Bear Glass will now have four location with trucks on the road five days a week delivering to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

Bear Glass also offers our rent a glass truck program. Whether big or small pieces we guarantee professional quality service, as well as quick delivery.  We are willing to properly and securely package the glass. We have the proper equipment to package glass artwork, showcases, and aquariums. We have glass truck racks that can transport large mirror and glass pieces. We insure fast and timely delivery to your business, company, factory, apartment, or house. After delivery we are fully capable of installing and setting up the glass in requested location. We will even move other people’s glass.

Bear Glass Does it all! There’s no order too big or too small, we want them all. When it comes to glass and mirror Bear Glass is proud to offer many products and services that our competitors don’t. Some of these products and services include: back painted glass, custom antique mirror, custom fish tanks, fire rated glass, laminated glass, mirrored furniture, mirror re-silvering, painted glass, patterned glass, sandblasting, tempered glass, two way mirror, wire glass, and v-grooving.

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Bear Glass can be contacted as follows:

Bear Glass New York

Address: 399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

E-mail: Sales@bearglass.com

Bear Glass New Jersey

Address: 359 Essex Road

Tinton Falls New Jersey 07753

Phone: 732 901 262

Fax: 732 901 2266

Email: Sales@bearglassnj.com

Common Mirror Resilvering Questions

Frequently asked Mirror Re-silvering questions

Q: Is re-silvering needed?

A: Sometimes mirrors appear to be dirty or streaked on the front surface. The silvering on the back has no problem. So clean the mirror surface properly to check that it has no damage on the front surface.

Q: Is it possible to re-silver a small portion of the mirror?

A: Yes, it is possible to re-silver a portion of your mirror to re-silver. Unfortunately, satisfactory results are not guaranteed and are not always achieved by doing so. If you want the best result a complete re-silvering of the mirror is recommended.

Q: How long does Re-silvering last?

A: The re-silvering should last for decades. However, we can’t control the conditions in which mirrors are hung or mounted. Bathroom mirrors or other mirrors subject to excessive moisture has higher chances of getting disturbed quicker than mirrors in the bed room or other places.

Q: What is used to silver the surface of the mirror?

A: In Earlier mirror making silver was used to coat the glass surface. But in more recent times sputtering powdered aluminum or other compounds have been used in the place of silver. Therefore today, this process is also known as aluminizing. Which makes this service more cost effective.

Q: What if the edge of the m irror has Deterioration?

A: This is very common, frequently occurring on bathroom mirrors where moisture has puddled on the edges. It might not have been installed or sealed properly in the first place. If the mirror is large simple rectangle without bevels it will be cheaper to buy a new mirror than to have it re-silvered. One solution for the problem is to cut off the damaged area and then remount the mirror. Bear Glass also provides mirror cutting services for any thickness.

Q: Does Silver Paint touch up works as re-silvering?

A: No, It doesn’t. Using paint for re-silvering a mirror will get disappointing results. Mirror re-silvering process does involve many steps and techniques that is not possible at home unless you have the proper knowledge.

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For a quote on glass or mirror please contact  Bear Glass at:

Bear Glass New York

Address: 399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

E-mail: Sales@bearglass.com

Bear Glass New Jersey

Address: 359 Essex Road

Tinton Falls New Jersey 07753

Phone: 732 901 262

Fax: 732 901 2266

Email: Sales@bearglassnj.com

Bear Glass Has Super Grey Glass

Lately our customers have been asking us if we have grey glass in stock. And the answer is YES! Pilkington super grey glass combines stunning exterior aesthetics and unsurpassed interior glare control with the best solar control performance of any tinted float glass in the industry. On the outside, low-reflective super grey glass tinted Float Glass offers a dramatic, deep cool-grey appearance that increases visual privacy and dramatically reduces read-through from interior shading devices. Inside, it softens bright daylight and reduces glare, making it perfect for applications near computers and video display screens.

Product features & benefits include:

  • An uncoated float glass that provides the performance of a reflective glass.
  • Enhanced visual privacy and reduced read-through from interior shading devices.
  • Best solar control of any uncoated glass, super grey glass provides the lowest shading coefficient of any float glass and a better shading coefficient than many reflective glass products. This means super grey glass can help enhance interior comfort and reduce cooling loads.
  • Unsurpassed light and glare control improves visual privacy and reduces the need for blinds or shades. Super grey glass softens bright daylight and helps eliminate glare, making it the perfect “user-friendly” glass.
  • Low interior and exterior reflectance reduces interior glare and minimizes exterior daylight reflectance. Super grey glass is ideal where architectural designs or restrictions prohibit structures with high reflectance.
  • Ideal for Skylight applications requiring solar control with very low interior reflection, especially at night.
  • Distinctive aesthetics inside and out. Super grey glass offers a deep, cool-grey tint from the exterior, while providing a remarkably crisp, comfortable view from the interior. Super grey glass also provides color-neutral visibility from the inside, resulting in an undistorted, natural view
  • Uniform, no-read through look between spandrel and vision glass areas. The uniform appearance of super grey glass may eliminate the need for an opacifier in the spandrel glass.
  • Low UV  transmittance that significantly outperforms other tinted and coated glass products. 6mm super grey glass blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays.
  • Excellent Availability,   super grey glass can be inventoried for short lead times and improved control of project costs.

For more Information on all Bear Glass has to offer Please Contact Us at:

Bear Glass New York

Address:

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

Email: Sales@bearglass.com

Bear Glass New Jersey

Address:

359 Essex Road

Tinton Falls New Jersey 07753

Phone: 732 901 2626

Fax: 732 901 2266

Email: Sales@BearGlassNJ.com

Bear Glass Stocks The Largest Selection Of Antique Mirror In The Country


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

Our products include:

  • Heavy antique
  • Blue antique
  • Pink antique  
  • Light antique
  • Gold antique
  • Venetian antique
  • Heavy cloudy
  • Gold dot  
  • Light cloudy
  • Gold vein

We offer 50 different types of Antique Mirrors with exotic colors and patterns; they are available in sizes up to 48” X 94” 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:

FACTORY/ OFFICE

Address:

Bear Glass Inc.

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

E-mail: bearglass@yahoo.com

If you are in New Jersey:

Bear Glass New Jersey

359 Essex Road

Tinton Falls New Jersey  07753

P: 732 901 262

Antique Mirror And Glass By Bear Glass

Bear Glass carries the largest inventory of antique mirror in the United States. Our antique mirrors are reproduced using a special silvering technique that is hand finished allowing us to create unique and colorful effects.

Antique Mirror is a decorative silvered glass mostly used for interiors. This 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.

We offer 20 different types of Antique Mirrors with exotic colors and patterns; they are available in sizes up to 48” X 94” and come in finishes from traditional distress antique to burst of colorful 3D effects. Use it for: walls, framed mirror inserts, furniture, bathrooms, back splashes, or anything you can imagine. We can also create custom antique mirror colors see our gallery for samples.

Antique mirrors can add a very special touch to your Victorian decor. Use lighting to create an illusion of space and add an element of warmth to that décor.The surface of a mirror is reflective so by using the correct lighting in the room you can create a beautiful illumination. The antique styling of the mirror helps create the room atmosphere.Antique mirror glass is made by placing a metallic deposit onto the glass. This method has been used since the 16th century. Over the years it’s not uncommon to find the surface wearing slightly. That’s okay as it adds some character. Here are 10 tips for using antique mirrors in your home décor:

1. Find your favorite piece of art in the room. Could be a painting, a sculpture, a photograph, or any other type of art. Place your mirror on the opposite wall which will reflect the image and create an interesting room dynamic.

2. To add depth to your room paint one wall a deep dark burgundy or green, or another Victorian color. Then take your antique mirror and hang in directly in the middle of the wall. Add candle wall sconces and wow!

3. If your room is on the dark side then hang your mirror near the window. The natural light will reflect off the mirror and make the room brighter.

4. Your Victorian entrance will look perfect with an ornate mirror above the corner table that holds a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Fresh is perfect but silk certainly works.

5. Antique dining rooms look great with a mirror above the side board. It will not only complete the mood it will make the room look bigger.

6. If your room has a fireplace then place your mirror opposite to create a visual effect. And when the fireplace is flickering you get an amazing effect.

7. Consider grouping together several mirrors that are all different shapes and sizes to make a focal wall display. You can mix different styles and finishes too. Create a sophisticated display or a shabby chic look.

8. You can use a beautiful mirror in a Victorian kitchen. Add it the wall across from your counter space. Consider using more than one mirror to create an effect of largeness.

9. Place your mirror above a piece of furniture. It will instantly draw the eye away from the furniture. Hang above a table, a dresser, or even a sofa.

10. If you have bookcases that are half wall height hang your mirror above them and then place candles on the top of the book case. When the candles are lit they will illuminate the light and the flicker of the candles is so romantic.

Before you do anything you need to have a good look at your room and analyze where you’ll get the most benefit from your mirror. You also want to make sure the angle of the mirror doesn’t result in an unattractive scene or cause a glare.

There are so many interesting ways to hang a mirror that will enrich your room while illuminating it and making it appear larger. And with such a great selection of mirrors available all you need to do is set your budget and start shopping online.

Antique mirrors are the perfect addition to a Victorian décor.

Where Can I find Antique Mirror?


Bear Glass creates hand-craft mirror glass that is indistinguishable from actual vintage mirror. Each is as unique as a fingerprint and is subtly, gently and lovingly aged to suit your requirements.

However we don’t just create beautifully aged mirror glass . Our services are bespoke and are flexibly tailored to your needs, whether you need replacement mirrors, re-silvering, or a site survey for a larger installation.

Our speciality antique patterns are the result of many years of refinement, and our light, medium and heavy effects are the flagships of the range, aside from many other decorative finishes.

Our antique mirror glass is suitable for both decorative and architectural applications, for example:

  • Antique frames
  • Reproduction frames
  • Domestic wall coverings
  • Commercial interiors
  • Counter tops, splash backs
  • Table tops, custom furniture

For more information, please contact us at:

FACTORY/OFFICE

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