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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

 

Mirrored Furniture – Home Design Product

Mirrored furniture is an excellent choice.  Mirrored furniture implies a sense of elegance that works equally well in traditional and contemporary settings.  From sleek, contemporary lines to classic designs with timeless appeal.  From signature chests and tables to pieces crafted from select hardwoods in an antique-cream finish with silvery accents.  From headboards to upholster chairs.

mirrored-dresser
Mirrored dresser

Don’t forget about our signature accents for the perfect finishing touch!  Our mirrored furniture is as glamorous as any star from Hollywood’s Golden Era, yet as practical as we can make it with the desks/draws having exceptional storage space.  Our mirrored furniture is all about functional fashion; most of our products are handcrafted, hand-painted and covered with hand-cut bevelled mirrors.  Allover shine marks our furniture as one you’ll find a versatile fit with a variety of decorating styles.

Our mirrored furniture balances practicality and elegance while the reflective surface makes the room look more spacious.  Our products such as our side table add storage as well as shimmer to any living space.  However, it doesn’t just end there.  Rather than buying already made mirrored furniture, you can bring your furniture in and we can attach the mirrors for you.  We offer a vast majority of services such as different fabrication, edgework on mirrors, beveling on mirror edges, v-grooving, and so much more.  You’ll give it rave reviews.

Here at Bear Glass we offer the following services:

Beveling

This is the production, by abrasion, of a sloping edge on the glass sheet which is commonly used on mirror glass. The finished look can really enhance the overall appearance of any project that uses glass or mirror.

mirrored-cabinet
Mirrored furniture

Edgeing

This is the shaping or finishing of the edges of a glass surface, usually by grinding with an abrasive wheel. Pencil Polished edge in a Satin finish (also available in clear finish) is the most common type of edgework on mirrors. Although this is not as common on mirrors as it is on glass.

Replacement glass

We can supply you with new mirror, or if the glass is vintage, match the existing glass

Fabrication

We offer the following types of fabrication to accommodate for the many applications of mirror:

  • Cutting by Hand
  • Notches
  • Finger Pulls
  • Etching
  • Bismatic
  • Drilling
  • Cutouts
  • beveling
  • miter
  • Polish
  • Custom antique
  • beading
  • installation

For more information on our priceless, Mirrored Furniture 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 2626

F: 732 901 2266

E: Sales@BearGlassNJ.com

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

Art Glass by Bear Glass

Art Glass


Bear Glass is a full Art Glass fabricator of residential and commercial glass products.  A piece of glass does not have to just be a piece of glass. It can be a work of Art.  Here at Bear Glass we always appreciate good artwork and work diligently to create our own.  There are several different processes to create Art Glass.  We can do all of them.

Bear Glass specializes in bringing the world of art to your home and office.  Art Glass is our specialty.  Art glass is an item that is made, usually for decoration, but also for purpose, from glass that has been worked into a form that is artistic.  Art Glass from Bear Glass, no other medium captures the dance of light and color so perfectly.  Bear Glass art glass is collectible, decorative, and practical.  Bear Glass is the expression of dedication and commitment to glass perfection.  Discover elegant blown art glass and contemporary art glass that are created by today’s finest glass artists for a commanding presence in any home or office space.

Frosted art glass is produced by the sandblasting or acid etching flexible and effective ways to achieve a one of a kind Art Glass on designing Sandblasted Art Glass. Contact us for that unique any architectural glass item: from frameless glass showers, balustrades, signage and doors – to windows, mirrors, table tops and more!  Sandblasted Art Glass application is only limited to your imagination.  For more Information artglassbybearglass.com

Glue chipped Art Glass is a texture that looks like frost during the winter or fern like pattern on a window pane.  The glue used for chipping glass is usually referred to as “animal hide glue” or “glass chipping glue” and can be purchased through most stained glass retailers.  This attractive random pattern is created by applying hot animal glue to the sandblasted surface of a piece popular for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is popular for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is especially for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is especially beautiful combined with bevels and bevel clusters.  For especially beautiful combined with bevels and bevel clusters.  For more Information more Information artglassbybearglass.com

Bear Glass offers a variety of Art Glass including:

–         Sandblasted Glass

–         Glue Chipped Glass

–         Stained Resin Art Glass

–         V-Grooved Glass

Bear Glass ranks among the world’s foremost producers of handmade art glass.  Bear Glass is one of the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States, and the company is renowned for innovative glass colors as well as hand painted decorations on pressed and blown glassware.  Bear Glass has developed new colors and patterns, including items enhanced with hand-painted floral decorations and gold accents.  Our glass appeals to all types of customers, and, over the years, this appeal has led to the company’s success.

For more information on Art Glass please contact Bear Glass at:

Bear Glass New York

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

359 Essex Road

Tinton Falls New Jersey  07753

Phone: 732 901 262

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 News

Bear Glass makes it easy for our customers to stay in the know! Bear Glass offers monthly news letter’s on the first Tuesday of every month, blog articles posted the second and third Tuesday of every month, over 200 websites to assist and inform our customers, email’s sent to our mailing list with our latest promotions, promotional faxes sent out to our mailing list, and our YouTube channel. Bear Glass loves our customers and we want them to know what’s going on in our two facilities located in Brooklyn New York & Tinton Falls New Jersey. The staff at Bear Glass are professional, hard working, friendly, people who are here to best serve our customers. There’s no order too big or too small, we want them all. Bear Glass does everything in glass in mirror this includes….

For more information on all Bear Glass has to offer contact us at :

FACTORY/ OFFICE

Address:

Bear Glass New York

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

Glass Restoration by Bear Glass


Bear Glass is a full Glass Fabricator in Brooklyn, NY.  We are third generation glaziers. We are at our current location for over 20 years.   Our glass professionals have used the Bear Glass Restoration System for more than 40 years to restore scratched and damaged automotive, residential, and architectural glass.  Our Glass Restoration System quickly, easily, and neatly restore from all types of glass, including plate, tempered, laminated, mirrored, and curved.

Scratched glass = Lost Profits

Bear Glass specializes in reducing losses from scratched glass.  Whether the scratches in glass occur from vandalism to cleaning errors, repairing scratched glass is generally the most viable solution to minimizing the cost of repair.  Scratch removal generally does not exceed 50% of replacement of the glass, and in some cases, the repairs do not reach 5% of replacement cost.

Scratched glass has been a serious problem for builders, remodelers, glass companies, car restorers, and furniture dealers since glass was invented.  It has resulted in lost profits for thousands upon thousands of people.  Glass can be restored.  Scratches can be removed, mineral deposit can be removed, glass can be saved.  Money will be saved when the glass is restored rather than replaced.  Glass with scratches does not need to be the problem that it has been in the past.

Glass is getting more costly every year and restoration makes more sense plus it saves more money than ever.  Call today and tell us about your scratched glass.  We will tell you how we can help and when.  Reducing losses is one of the best ways to keep your profits.  Scratched glass repair is the way to save money when scratches in glass occur.

Bear Glass offers two varieties of glass restoration:

Full and Light Restoration: Bear Glass is available in two varieties, Full and Light, displaying two levels of movement to match precisely the desired time period or glass appearance.  Both glass types exhibit mild surface distortions, an occasional air bubble or pit, and other “imperfections” found only in original mouth-blown and antique window glasses.

  • Full Restoration is more distorting and accurately replicates glass made in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its distinct appearance makes it an excellent choice for older colonial-style windows, as well as antique and reproduction furniture.
  • Light Restoration is less distorting and an excellent match for glass found in structures built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The slight distortion can be hard to distinguish in a small sample viewed up-close; however, it becomes more pronounced when viewed from a distance, in reflected light, and over a larger area, making Light Restoration ideal for use in windows and doors.

Laminated Safety Restoration: Bear Glass also offers Glass Restoration in safety form, laminated to 1/8″ window glass in compliance with today’s exacting building safety codes. Laminated Restoration Glass meets the requirements for ANSI Z97.1, the Consumer Product Safety Commission Standard 16 CFR 1201, and ASTM C1172. It is ideal for use in doors, sidelites, windows, and wherever safety is required.

For more  information on our Glass Restoration 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 2626

F: 732 901 2266

E: Sales@BearGlassNJ.com

Bear Glass Hand Beveled Glass

This is the shaping or finishing of the edges of a glass surface, usually by grinding with an abrasive wheel.  Beveled Glass is usually made by taking thick glass and creating an angled surface cut (bevel) around the entire periphery.  Bevels act as prisms in the sunlight creating an interesting color diffraction which both highlights the glass work and provides a spectrum of colors which would ordinarily be absent in clear float glass.  Beveled Glass can be obtained as clusters which are arranged to create a specific design.  These can vary from simple three or four piece designs, often used in top lights (commonly known as transoms) of windows and conservatories, to more complex combinations of many pieces, suitable for larger panels such as doors and side screens (known in the door industry as sidelites).

Another good design option is to apply beveling to cabinet glass and glass shelves. They are increasingly popular home design options for homeowners interested in updating their home décor, due in part to their superior ability to make a room appear lighter and feel larger.  Beveled glass cabinet doors and beveled glass shelves offer visual appeal without inhibiting the light flowing through them, or obscuring the view of the pieces displayed within the cabinet.  Beveled glass has also been used with clear and colored textured glass to create designs.

Textured glass is typically 1/8″ thick and has a distinct visible texture.  Beveled glass is typical made from 1/4″ float plate glass but thicknesses up to 1/2″ have been used for larger windows.  The width of the bevel also can vary depending on the desired effect.  The combination of beveled glass is juxtaposed to the textured glass creating dramatic visual effects.

Beveled glass has many uses.  It is used in doors, mirrors and furniture.  Its use on doors is common and where a door may have an intricate design etched or cut on it by adding a plain bevel to the edge it leaves an attractive finish all round.  Many mirrors are surrounded by ornamental framework.  By the addition of a bevel to the periphery of a mirror it adds detail and can eliminate the need for any further ornamentation.

Glass tables have recently become very popular.  They can create a feeling of space in a room.  Many have a beveled edge as a design feature.  With the addition of clever lighting or a few candles the light will be reflected off the glass creating a spectrum of colors which would be absent if the glass was square cut.

In the glass world  hand beveling is an age old process which grinds away the edge of the glass to produce a chamfered or decorative finish.  Producing Hand Beveled Glass requires much time, starting from roughing out the pieces on a diamond wheel and proceeding through several steps to a high polish.  But, the result is worth it.

For more information on our Hand Beveled Glass 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 2626

F: 732 901 2266

E: Sales@BearGlassNJ.com