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Glass Types - Valtex Glass

Annealed

Annealed

Annealed glass is also known as float glass that has not been heat-strengthened or tempered. When this type of glass breaks, the pieces are sharp and can cause injury.

Tempered

Tempered

Tempered glass is safety glass because it undergoes an extreme heating and rapid cooling process which strengthens the glass. When the glass breaks, it shatters into small pebbles which are not sharp. Our installations for showers, railings, walls and most other residential and commercial projects involve tempered glass.

Laminated

Laminated

Laminated glass is formed when two pieces of annealed or tempered glass are glued together, with a vinyl interlayer in between. It blocks 99% of UV rays and provides soundproofing. If laminated glass breaks, the pieces stay together, unlike tempered and annealed glass. This type of glass is typically installed in commercial and residential buildings.

Tinted

Tinted

Tinted glass comes in shades of gray, super gray, bronze, green and more. The thicker the glass, the more intense the colour is and the less heat is transmitted. Tinted glass increases privacy, prevents glares, reduces heat penetration and provides harmonization with surroundings.

Starphire

Starphire

Starphire glass is ultra clear with blue edges and provides the most transparency and it has as little as 10% of the iron regular glass, transmitting more light. Clarity is more visible when the glass is thick and the panel is larger, especially when combined with light-coloured interiors and rooms with plenty of natural light. This glass is suited for high-end interiors, custom homes, custom bathrooms and offices.

Sandblasted

Sandblasted

Sandblasting is done with a machine that bombards the glass with sand or other materials at a high speed. This method offers versatility in design and a variety of levels of opaqueness. Sandblasting is a great option for glass walls and for custom design interiors.

Acid-Etched

Acid-Etched

To create a true frosted glass look, hydrofluoric acid is used to treat the glass. Acid-etched glass has a smooth surface and is very durable and finger-print proof. Various finishes are offered and not limited to opaque, translucent and painted. This is a good option for shower enclosures and railings.