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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

 

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 Is Proud To Offer Pilkington Mirroview ™

Bear Glass is proud to offer Pilkington Mirroview ™ to our customers. We have forged an alliance with Pilkington  and will be offering a variety their products. We feel that Pilkington Mirroview  is a  fantastic product for a variety of reasons.

Pilkington  MirroView™ is changing the way televisions and video screens are seen. It looks like a normal mirror when the screen is ‘off.’ When the screen is ‘on, ’ the image shows through the mirror for a clear view of the screen behind it.

Pilkington  MirroView™ is ideal for concealing televisions and video screens.  With its highly reflective mirror coating on a clear substrate, it gives your televisions and video screens a modern, transitional look.

Pilkington MirroView™ works best in rooms with controllable ambient light, and cleans like ordinary windows.

Design Considerations

Orientation

Type of Lighting

Background Colors

Distances and Light Levels

8:1 light ratio is recommended with subject

side brightly lit, and observer side dimly lit.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Ideal for hiding TV & video screens when not in use.
  • Coating quality will meet  ASTM C 1376
    The reflective coating meets the performance specifications as  published.
  • Available in 1/4” (6mm) thickness

APPLICATIONS

  • Board rooms
  • Hotel rooms
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Lobbies and Salons
  • Family rooms
  • Recreation rooms
  • Home theatres
  • Bathrooms
  • Living rooms
  • Bedrooms

PYROLYTIC COATING ADVANTAGE

  • Durable and Temperable
  • Easily handled and transported
  • No edge deletion required
  • Virtually unlimited shelf-life
  • Inventoried at Bear Glass

For more information on Bear Glass and our line of   Pilkington Mirroview ™ 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

Bear Glass Does Back Painted Glass In New Jersey And New York

Bear Glass does everything in glass and mirror! We are a premier Dreamwalls Glass distributor. We have fabrication facilities in both Brooklyn New York, and Tinton Falls NJ. Dreamwalls Color Glass is manufactured using a propietary paint technolgy developed specifically for superior adhesion to glass.

From upscale commercial interiors to just about anywhere tile can be installed on walls, back painted glass adds brilliant color, shine and sophistication without the high maintenance grout lines. Transform ordinary walls into stunning interiors with Back Painted Glass. Widely popular in Europe, reverse and back painted glass is the perfect alternative to traditional tile, paint, and wallpaper, offering a custom glass finish that is modern, clean, seamless, vibrant, and hygienic.

The modern elegance makes this solution perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, showers, and many other areas of the home. In fact, back painted glass is so clean lined and beautiful, that it is increasingly being specified by leading interior designers and architects for new and innovative residential applications such as kitchen backsplashes, bathroom & shower walls, bar splashbacks, closet doors, cabinets, and furniture as well as for upscale commercial interiors, offices, and hotels.

There are currently 12 stock colors of annealed Dreamwalls Color Glass ready to ship. However, the color possibilities are limitless due to a computerized intermix system and our trained staff of color experts who ensure that the color you specify is the color you see. You choose a color from any color deck you use in your day-to-day business, and our experts can match it.

After the glass is coated with our unique paint, it is heat-cured and coated again with a backing paint for additional protection that is also heat-cured. This ensures that the paint remains durable during handling and fabrication to reduce the liklihood of scratches and cut-throughs.

Backpainted glass panels are available on either plate or low-iron glass. Custom shapes and edgework are also available. Back-painted glass is ideal for use in architectural elements such as walls, countertops, and glass backsplashes. When opacity and an easily cleaned surface are required, yet a specific color is preferred, backpainted glass is an excellent choice.

Benefits of Dreamwalls Color Glass:

  • Easy to clean
  • Moisture resistant
  • Limitless color matching
  • Hygienically non-porous
  • Durable
  • Temperable

We match the color codes of all leading paint manufacturers, including Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Kelly Moore, and many others. Computer color matching is also available.

Looking to add even more depth to your Bear Glass Back Painted Glass? Our textured glass can be color-coated on the smooth side or textured side. Each alternative produces its own unique look.

MORE BACK PAINTED FACTS:

  • Bear Glass Back Painted Glass is durable, nonporous and easy to install. And with no grout lines, cleaning is fast and easy.
  • With a standard sheet size of 84” x 130”, most projects can be done with very few seams, if any.
  • Bear Glass Back Painted Glass is available in all standard glass thicknesses: 1/8”, 1/4?, 3/8”, 1/2?, 3/4?, and 1”.
  • You can cut Bear Glass Back Painted Glass to virtually any shape. You can drill, notch, temper, and even bend it.

Bear Glass Back Painted Glass countertop edges can be flat-polished, pencil-polished, beveled, bull-nosed, mitered, ogee or chipped.

Samples are easily available

We’re happy to provide dealer showroom samples of the various colors, thicknesses and textures of Bear Glass Back Painted Glass.

The cost for individual samples for specific jobs is $45 each. We’ll credit the cost of up to two samples when the job is completed.

Bear Glass ships their back painted glass products worldwide. We do everything in glass and mirror.

For more information or to order your  back painted 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

Bear Glass Can Resilver Your Mirror


 

Mirror resilvering is a vanishing art, with only a handful of people in the United States who still know how to do re-silvering. Bear Glass is one of these.  Resilvering and restoring your antique mirror is our specialty.

One of the most common practices in saving a mirror is by resilveringBear Glass can assist you with this when your mirrors are in need of restoring; antique or otherwise.

The easiest way to tell if your mirror needs resilvering is if it appears to have streaking or  dirty even after it has just been cleaned.  This is the actual breakdown of the old silver on the back of the glass.  Resilvering is used to restore the brilliance to the mirrored glass.

It is a common misinterpretation that you can buy an at home kit to repair these spots or certain areas on mirrors.  It will not look right without having the entire mirror resilvered.  Bear Glass specializes in resilvering to make sure that the finished result is perfect and stunning.

Before deciding to resilver your mirror, clean it thoroughly. Check its physical conditions for scratches, chips, cracks and pits. These imperfections are a sign of age and will become more visible due to the mirror’s new brilliance and clarity. They will not detract from its value, but rather be evidence of age or integrity of your treasured item.

If you have a mirror of sentimental value, a specialty mirror such as an antique car mirror or convex mirror, we will be more than happy to resilver them as well. If you design your own furniture and need colored glass mirrors (smoke, cobalt blue, etc…) or prefer the ‘distressed look’ to create that unique affect we can also custom make new mirrors.

The process of resilvering is very simple.  We begin by stripping the backing paint from the mirror.  We then use an acid to remove the deteriorated silver.  The remaining glass is polished and rinsed.  At this point, it is ready to be resilvered.  Using a special spray gun with several chemicals, the solution is applied.  Due to a chemical reaction, the silver then adheres to the glass.  The finished mirror is then dried and covered with a special coating.  After a final cleanup the mirror is completely refinished to perfection and is ready for pickup by the customer.

Consider Bear Glass for all of your resilvering needs.

We ship resilvered mirrors world wide.

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

AT BEAR GLASS… WE CAN DO IT ALL!!!

Dive right in with Bear Glass!!!

Antique Mirrors

Our handmade antique mirrors have a natural and artistic finish, making each piece unique. Mirror antiquing, also known as distressed mirrors, is an important part of the design repertoire, transforming time and space. We offer multiple techniques to meet varying design requests. There are two distinctly different categories of Antique Mirrors. One has a decorative appearance while the other offers a more European style or realistic old world look and feel. Within each category are many styles to meet your requirements. Additionally, we welcome custom design requests.

Our Antiqued Mirrors are in homes, restaurants, casinos, on furniture and in hotels globally. We take pride in every custom Antique Mirror created and attention to detail is always our first and foremost concern.

Unfortunately many Antique Mirrors today are NOT HAND MADE, rather imported, mass-produced and machine made, which do not have an authentic old world look.  Please Beware. Also we do have antique mirror stock sheets available, if desired.

Mirror Resilvering

Our quality service will not disappoint!!!

Each Antique mirror has its one unique look and feel, such as type of bevel, etching / engraving, shape, seeds/bubbles, waves and glass color. Many are irreplaceable heirlooms which long to be restored to their original reflective brilliance and luster. In order to accomplish this we remove the original tarnished reflective coating, clean the original glass and redeposit a fresh silver layer then seal the silver to protect the reflective coating. This process will give an Antique Mirror its original clarity and reflective brilliance it originally had.

Glass Silvering

Glass silvering / mirroring is accomplished by chemically depositing a unique silver solution on glass creating a high quality reflective surface. Since our process is hand crafted, we not only deposit clear silver (Mirror) on glass, we have the ability to create an Antique Mirror as well.

Walter’s Mirror has the ability to silver any type of glass surface. Listed are just a few applications for silvering. Let your imagination be your guide.

  • Tempered Glass
  • Laminated Glass
  • Textured Glass
  • Patterned Glass
  • Colored Glass
  • Slumped and Bent Glass
  • Restoration Glass
  • Any thickness Glass can be silvered
  • Hand Blown Glass
  • Acid Washed or Sandblasted Glass
  • Glass Vases and glass Containers
  • All types of Glass can be Silvered
We can silver just about anything that will accept the silver.

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

SHOWROOM

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