How to cut glass?

Glass cutting isn’t as hard as it might seem, as long as you have the right instructions. Nobody is perfect with glass, but you can get it right nearly every time.Here are some tips: 1.Wear goggles or some other kind of eye protection. 2.Clean the surface of the glass, but only along where you plan to score. Any grime or silica will ruin your score and make you think you cannot cut properly....

December 17th, 2010 by admin 

It is important to install FIRE-RETARDANT GLASS correctly!

fire-retardant glass It is extremely important to make sure you specify and use the right product for the right application.Fire-retardant glass will only perform as intended when it is correctly installed with appropriate glazing materials in a suitable Fire-retardant frame.For all Fire-retardant glazing,the whole assembly must function as an integral system–that is the glass together with the...

December 16th, 2010 by admin 

What Is the Difference Between Crystal and Glass

Defining the difference between crystal and glass is not an exact process. While is it true that all crystal is also glass, only certain types of glass can be properly identified as crystal. Outside this rather broad statement, however, there are not any ironclad rules that are universally invoked as part of the process of defining what constitutes crystal. Across the globe, there are different standards...

December 14th, 2010 by admin 

How Do I Choose the Best Glass Kitchen Cabinet?

Adding a glass kitchen cabinet, or many cabinets, to your home is a great way to make your kitchen stand out. There are numerous types of glass cabinets on the market, and each type serves a different purpose. Before you head to your local hardware store, take a look at the following types of glass cabinets. This way, you’ll know just what you are looking for prior to shopping around for the...

December 6th, 2010 by admin 

Use Glass to Decorate My Home

Glass shelves in the kitchen can be mounted on the wall for extra storage. Glass shelves placed in the kitchen window to hold pots of herbs are a great way to have fresh herbs at your fingertips while giving your kitchen a lively appeal. Glass tables are also a great idea for kitchens and dining rooms, although they may require constant cleaning if they are close to a window or sliding door as sunlight...

November 29th, 2010 by admin 

Some Ways to Use Glass

Glass can be used in any home to add inexpensive sparkle and sophistication. Whether simple in design or more ornate, there is a style of glass to suit everyone. Glass, in the form of canisters or jars, vases, shelves, tables, and candlesticks can be used to decorate many different rooms in the home. Glass canisters are a common sight on kitchen counters, yet they can also make an elegant modern statement....

November 29th, 2010 by admin 

How do I Make Homemade Glass Cleaner?

Even though most grocery stores are filled with products that promise to clean glass, some of the most effective glass cleaners can be made right in your own home. These homemade glass cleaners are effective and better for the environment, and you can reuse the bottles. There are a few options to make homemade glass cleaner. The simplest and most often cited homemade glass cleaner is a mixture of...

November 26th, 2010 by admin 

The features of float glass

Float glass is derived from a mixture of raw materials including sand, limestone, dolomite, and soda ash. These materials are mixed together, and then placed into an extremely hot furnace. Once the glass has reached the desired temperature, it is stabilized, and then placed inside of a molten tin bath. Due to the reaction between the glass and the molten tin, the glass eventually makes its way to...

November 16th, 2010 by admin 

What is float glass?

float glass When a piece of floating glass is placed on top of a piece of molten metal, the final product is called float glass. This process creates a uniform piece of glass that is entirely solid. Most contemporary residential and industrial buildings are made from float glass, though this wasn’t always the case. Before the dawn of the 17th century, almost all glass panels were cut from crown...

November 16th, 2010 by admin 

How to Choose Decorative Mirrors

You can make your home sparkle with adding mirrored tiles to any wall in the house. Installing mirror wall tiles can make a room look larger or add a touch of elegance to a bedroom, living room or dining room. Best of all, a wall covered with mirror tiles is virtually maintenance-free. Step 1 Measure the wall you will be covering with the mirror wall tiles. Decide what size tiles you want to use....

October 19th, 2010 by admin