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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

 

Built-In Mirrors Add Richness

Featuring ancient glass panel: paneling, molding, and mirrors.  The modern glass panel mirror has been our focus for the week. The term “glass panel” refers to paneling generally, however, a lot of specifically to the made, fancy moldings and paneling that was usually want to produce a wainscoted impact in interiors. Usually, these same made moldings were wont to border design or mirrors. The design came into fashion to make visual interest at intervals vast, high-ceiling rooms of aristocrats mansions throughout the country. Often, a lot of showy and richly inscribed the molding, a lot of public and high-profile the house, with precious metals coating of the detail not uncommon.

However, the thought of application moldings to border in artworks and mirrors remains considerably alive these days. With the flexibility to create mirrors abundant larger than each before, a press release will be created in interiors that use an over sized mirror and frame it in among an over sized molding. Beveled mirrors produce a strip result among the larger glass panel.

1. Visual expansion of the dining room with one mall mirror and framed in with molding:

Visual expansion of the dining room  mirrors
Visual expansion of the dining room mirrors

Using lighting and an interesting mix of materials create glass panels that are nothing like what Marie Antoinette would have ever envisioned. This hospitality application creates a feature wall that dazzles the guests.

2. Hospitality common area featuring light and an interesting mix of materials:

Hospitality common area featuring mirrors
common area featuring mirrors

Glass panel mirrors are a decent answer for a lobby and waiting areas exactly attributable to the necessity to fill wall area. once an article of furniture is thus low on one plane, and therefore the areas square measure thus cavernous; the challenge becomes a way to pull the attention up and around the area. Mirrors square measure vital thanks to trying this, and frequently way more economical than design.

3. Waiting area with built in mirror panels and artificial tortoise panels framing:

Waiting area with built in mirrors
Waiting area with built in mirrors

What’s more, lastly,  when trim surrounding a mirror is taken to extremes, the impact is a confined reflection of Alice In Wonderland extents

4. An entryway mirror that plays with scale by surrounding a mirror with huge molding:

An entryway mirrors
An entryway mirrors

So you see, the trendy strive against the glass panel still contains a place in our world. We tend to might have overthrown the elite, however, we tend to be ready to keep their field details.

Looking for a panel option? Whether you are concerned about privacy or just want to add a contemporary touch to your design, Bear Glass deliver the perfect piece of glass that reflects your vision.

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

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

Bear Glass Is Going Green

Bear Glass is pleased to announce that we are going green! In order to help conserve the environment as of March 2014 Bear Glass will no longer be mailing statements. In order to keep receiving your monthly statements via email please update your email address with Marc W. Marc W, can be reached at Bearglassaccounting@yahoo.com or by calling 607-432-0728. If we do not have your email address we can not guarantee you will continue to receive your statement.  We appreciate your support and corporation.

Here are some tips on how you can go green too. Remember reduce reuse and recycle!

  • Use rechargeable  batteries
  • Pay bills online & stop paper bank statements
  • When traveling  use an e ticket rather than paper ticket
  • Use matches instead of lighters                                                                                     
  • Don’t throw it away, give it away
  • Maintain your vehicle
  • Use cruise control
  • Use a mug or traveling cup instead of a paper coffee cup
  • Turn off the lights
  • Buy local
  • Buy second hand
  • Take a shorter shower & shower instead of taking a bath
  • Turn the water off when brushing your teeth
  • Use both sides of the paper
  • Do your laundry in cold or warm water instead of hot
  • Turn off computers at night
  • Hang dry when possible

Bear Glass can help you go green at home or at work.  Bear Glass does mirror re-silvering. Bring an old mirror back to life instead of throwing it out! Give scratched or damaged furniture an elegant new look by having Bear Glass mirror your old furniture. Many pieces of furniture that are commonly mirrored are desks, end tables, coffee tables, dressers, and vanity’s. Bear Glass will cut down other peoples glass. Bear Glass also does scratch removal and glass restoration. Bear Glass can get your old glass looking brand new. Theses no need to replace it. Together we can make cut down on the amount of waste.

For more information on all Bear Glass has to offer click here or contact us at

FACTORY/ OFFICE

Bear Glass New York

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

E-mail: bearglass@yahoo.com

Bear Glass New Jersey

359 Essex Road

Tinton Falls New Jersey 07753

Phone: 732 901 2626

Fax: 732 901 2266

E-mail: Sales@BearGlassNJ.com

Bear Glass Glue Chip Glass Is A Unique Way To Showcase Your Home Or Business.

Bear Glass is the 4th generation family business specializing in Glue Chip Glass.  We stock the largest variety of flat glass in a variety of sizes and color, customizing your Glue Chip Glass.  Alongside of glue chipping we can also fabricate your glass to your needs, from cutting to beveling and more, making Bear Glass your one time glass shop. Glue Chip Glass is basically clear and used for visual diffusion.  This obscure texture allows maximum light to pass while giving cool frozen frost type texture to view.

Glue chipping is the simple process of coating glass with an animal hide glue to the surface of the glass.  The glue which was melted in a double boiler will flow on the surface of the glass about 1/16″ thick.  For best result some artist prefer to sandblast the glass before applying the glue.  As the glue dries (key point) it will contract and chip the surface.

Thus, the term glue chipping. Many factors are key to successful glass chipping.  Some factors are humidity, glass surface, heat, and time.  Additional techniques can be used with glass chipping such as masking off a design on the glass to prevent chipping.  Many sign makers do this for lettering.   Silvering the back or front of chipped glass creates a great mirror.

Glue Chip Glass is a texture that looks like frost during the winter or fern like pattern on a window pane.  This attractive random pattern is created by applying hot animal glue to the sandblasted surface of clear float glass and as it dries, the glue shrinks and cools removing flakes of glass from the surface.   Glue chip glass technique can be used with clear or tinted glass as well as mirrors.  If extra strength is needed it may also be tempered.

As the glue dries, and contracts, it pulls flakes of glass off the surface in a random fashion.  Glue chip glass is very popular for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is especially beautiful combined with bevels and bevel clusters.

Think outside the box and design your kitchen or bath with our beautiful G lue Chip Glass that will stand out from the ordinary.   Glue Chip Glass that has a frosted design with a very interesting process gives the glass this unique and individual design, and is popular as a  glass room divider panel.  Adding a lot more privacy and separation, yet still allowing the light to flow through it.  Many windows and doors use this technique to add elegance to its environment.  It has been used occasionally in signs and in stained glass windows since the early 20th century.   Glue chip special properties allows every design to be different, giving a uniqueness to every piece of glass or mirror.

Our Glue Chip Glass gives uniqueness to any mirror.  Glass off the surface in a random fashion.  Glue chip glass is very popular for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and bevel clusters.

For more information on our Glue Chip 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