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Modern Shower Door Glass Trends

glass showers
glass showers

As we are working more with glass shower enclosures, we’ve been noticing some trends in custom shower enclosure design. When we say “custom” these are completely custom designs with unique panel sizes made exclusively for a space. They can certainly also be for project work – for instance where many of the same design are made for hospitality,…but the designs are unique and are definitely not “off the rack” from a home improvement warehouse. Generally, these doors are 3/8″ or 1/2″ thick tempered glass with fabrication for specialized hinges, handles and hardware. What’s more, these exciting doors quicken the pulse with beautiful new features that are the leading edge of shower enclosure design.

At Bear Glass, we are proud to be able to fabricate glass for such beautiful showers that make these bathrooms so special using our full line of our products.

Acid etched Glass Shower Enclosure:

Acid Etched Glass Shower Door
Acid Etched Glass Shower Door

This translucent glass is available in low-iron versions that have a milky-white appearance that is soothing and ethereal for the bath. It also allows for privacy while still offering all the easy-to-clean advantages of other glass showers. And because it is permanently etched on one surface (usually placed facing the outside of the shower), the effect will never fade, clean off, or scratch off.

Tinted Glass  Shower Door

Tinted Shower Door

Gray, bronze, and even blue tints are a nice look that are completely transparent but with just a hint of color to accent interior color schemes and adds a bit of the unexpected. This is not a film added to the glass, the tint is created in the actual float glass manufacturing process, so the color will stay true forever.

Temperd Shower Enclosure

Temperd shower door
Temperd shower door

With temperd glass that goes all the way up to the ceiling, these showers can trap in all the heat and steam from the shower to create a sauna-like effect. Moveable specially-cut upper transoms can be opened to help control the moisture levels to prevent your shower from becoming a constant rainforest and aid ventilation.

Every shower has its own unique features and needs. Choosing the right enclosure for that shower makes all the difference in the world.

What trends have you been spotting in glass shower enclosures? What would you LIKE to be seeing? Here at Bear Glass Shower Doors, we will help you achieve that clean look that will make your home look that much more valuable and something as simple as changing your regular shower doors that have been installed since the beginning of the time your home was built into. Our Glass shower doors will make all the difference in the world to whoever is viewing your home.

Remodel Your Glass Shower Door Online Bear Glass Shower Doors Will Get It Done

Introducing The Bear Glass Soccer Club

Bear Glass is proud to present our first ever Bear Glass Soccer Team! This recreational team is motivated and dedicated to not only supporting the game of soccer but the brand of Bear Glass.
This is Ronaldo Who Runs Our Mitering Machine
This is Ronaldo Who Runs Our Mitering Machine

The Bear Glass Soccer Team, comprised of loyal employees of the Bear Glass Company, has proven to Park Slope, Brooklyn that they are here to stay. With a combination of team work, perseverance, and drive, it is no surprise that the Bear Glass Soccer team mirrors the exact mission and vision of the Bear Glass .

Bear Glass Is Ready For Any Challenge !
Bear Glass Is Ready For Any Challenge !
Loyalty and commitment to our customers are what we at Bear Glass strive to accomplish and we are confident that our Bear Glass Soccer Team will support us in our endeavors and keep up their great work, as well! Remember, at Bear Glass we do everything in glass and mirror but we also play soccer just as well!
If you would like more information on our Soccer Team or just want us to send you and inventory sheet of all of our stock, we will be happy to provide this for you…
FREE OF CHARGE!

CONTACT US 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

New Jersey Tempering By Bear Glass NJ

 

Bear Glass New Jersey Tempered Glass is made using special heated furnaces, which heat the annealed glass to a uniform temperature of approximately 1292 °F. When the glass exits the furnace, it is rapidly cooled. This rapid cooling puts the glass surface into a state of compression while the centre core remains in tension.

THERMAL TEMPERING

Tempering Process:
Bear Glass New Jersey Tempered Glass is made by uniformly heating annealed glass to a temperature of up to 1292 °F a nd immediately cooling it. The glass first goes through the furnace, carried in by rollers, where it is heated using three modes – conduction, convection and radiation. The rollers conduct the heat, while the coils help in the radiation of heat. The convection effect is brought about by hot air blowing through the nozzles, thus circulating the heat inside the furnace and making sure that the glass is heated evenly on all sides. This super heated glass then undergoes a rapid cooling process by a uniform and simultaneous blast of air on both surfaces.

After tempering, the stress pattern developed by the glass is high, and the mechanical strength of tempered glass is four to five times higher than that of annealed glass.

Mechanical Strength of   Bear Glass New Jersey Tempered Glass = 4 x Mechanical strength of Annealed Glass

When tempered glass is broken, all the stored energy is released at once and the glass breaks into small pieces.

Bear Glass Does Tempered Glass Table Tops
Bear Glass Does Tempered Glass Table Tops

Characteristics of Bear Glass New Jersey Tempered Glass:

Bear Glass New Jersey Tempered Glass is four to five times stronger than annealed glass of the same size and thickness against impact.
Bear Glass New Jersey Tempered Glass has higher thermal strength, and it can withstand high temperature changes up to 482°F.
Bear Glass New Jersey Tempered glass is considered as safety glass. It is difficult to break and even in the event of a breakage, disintegrates into small relatively harmless globules.
Bear Glass New Jersey Tempering does not alter the basic characteristics of glass such as light transmission and solar radiant heat properties of normal glass.
The glass surface after heat treatment has the same resistance to surface damage as annealed glass.
Tempered glass cannot be cut or altered.

One problem that can also exist with tempered glass is spontaneous breakage, where the glass can break for no apparent reason. Spontaneous breakage occurs when nickel sulfide stones increase in size due to repeated heating and cooling.

For more information or to order your   Bear Glass New Jersey Tempered 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