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Patterned glass speaks to what is patterned glass and why use patterned glass.
It is hot glass rolled into sheets with many different surface patterns and textures. It is used where light transmission is desired but vision must be obscured for privacy.
This glass is a
not-perfectly-smooth structure with different patterns impressed on it. The
depth, size and shape of the patterns largely determine the magnitude and
direction of reflection. This glass usually transmits only slightly less
light than clear glass. It can be used for a variety of applications: interior
design and decorations, furniture, windows, street furniture etc.
It is made with a rolled glass process. The semi-molten glass is squeezed between two metal rollers. The bottom roller is engraved with the negative of the potter. Thickness is controlled by adjustment of the gap between the rollers. for long has been used in windows to provide homeowners with two essential purpose, beauty and privacy.
As the need for brightness grows and designers are trying to get more light into the buildings without compromising the privacy, the use of this glass has skyrocketed.
Today it is available in a wide variety of patterns and different thicknesses. The use of pattern glass has grown from just windows in to front doors, sidelights, partitions, cabinet doors, stairway and railings and many other creative ideas.
There are available small studios that specializes in custom stained glass windows. All work is geared to the client’s needs, specifications and taste. Every window is one of a kind and designed especially for the client. Usually work can be done on an appointment basis and comes to you or the jobsite.
Glass contractors are happy to work with your contractor too. Special care is taken in matching or recreating windows of an earlier era. All windows are leaded unless the design of the window dictates using the copperfoil method. We take pride in honoring the art of leaded stained glass.