Coloured Glass Prices

Get free quotes from coloured glass suppliers through our partner ThinkQuote Get in touch with us The coloured glass market is well known to architects, designers, businesses as well as general home owners. Colours, designs and styles are freely accessible on the web, equipping you to make  good decisions for a coloured glass project. There is one element however, that usually contains little clarity: glass prices. Various factors influence coloured glass prices: 1. Glass Types: Annealed Glass This glass is standard glass, typically there is a green tinge to the colour of the glass. This is the most cost effective form of glass. Low Iron (Ultra Clear) Glass This glass type is clear due to the lower iron content. This is the preferred glass type for coloured glass. Patterned glass (glass manufactured with a particular design/pattern) Patterned glass adds a decorative flair to glass applications Toughened glass (safety glass) Best used in areas where safety is a priority, like kitchens and bathrooms Annealed and Ultra Clear Glass 2. Colour Finish: Standard (normal solid colours) Metallic (sparkle or metallic effects) Printed (printed designs) Translucent (transparent colours) Patterned glass with silver metallic              Ultra Clear glass with blue metallic Ultra Clear glass with custom print Get a Quote Normal 0 false false false EN-ZA X-NONE...

Stained Glass or Back Painted Glass?

Windows, lenses and vases – most of the glass we use is colourless. While this serves its purpose, there’s no need to forget that we have a kaleidoscope to choose from. “Coloured Glass” can easily be referred to as Stained Glass or back painted glass (Painted Glass) but is this correct? In principle yes, however the processes to produce the two finishes vary somewhat. The major difference for each coating is the applications in which it can be used. Stained Glass has come to mainly refer to the glass used in making artistic windows. The process entails the use of minerals during the manufacture of glass. What makes Stained Glass more spectacular than everyday clear glass objects of colour is simply the way light is transmitted through it, typically used for doors and windows, and a few less mainstream applications, like lamp shades. Back painted Glass is exactly that, glass with a painted coating. When it comes to interiors, Back Painted Glass has the advantage over Stained Glass in that there is greater scope to express the exact atmosphere you want. Not only is the colour, finish and design choice unlimited, the applications in which back painted glass can be utilised is vast; such as splashbacks and furniture to wall cladding and sprandrels, has brought back painted glass to be a prominent design feature for architects and designers. Get a...

Glass Art

Typically, when you think of Glass Art , vases and bowls of intricate glass designs usually spring to mind. Glass plays an important practical role in our lives. We use it to drink from, to see through or as a surface to eat from. Thankfully it hasn’t only been resigned to being practical but glass art. Coloured glass are often displayed in church windows where it can be appreciated as the light emphasises the colours and designs. However, coloured glass stretches much further than church windows. Art on glass has also been made available by delicate sandblasting. These designs are all custom, and are generally used for doors of showers and entrances. Artistically decorated glass panels used in hotels, restaurants and homes where colour and design play an important role in the journey of glass art as it allows the artist and decorator to be specific about what they want to achieve.               Get a...

Glass Paint

The process of using glass paint to create coloured glass is simple, but you need a specialised coating. If normal paint is used, often the colour coating begins to pull off over time. This becomes risky when a coloured glass panel is fixed to a wall where the chance of the glass falling off is high. Paint is a key element when decorating and many paint manufacturers produce a paint that can be applied to almost any surface. However, when it comes to painting glass it gets more technical. Due to the chemical makeup of glass the “sticking” or adhesion of any coating on glass is difficult. Ask your coloured glass supplier the following questions: What testing has the coating undergone? SABS, our local South African bureau and ASTM are international testing standards. Has the testing verified performance for Internal and External applications? What track record does the coating have in South Africa and worldwide? In this way customers can discern whether they are buying a quality product or a cheap coating. View our Glass Paint page for more information Get a...

Coloured Glass Suppliers

Get free quotes for coloured glass suppliers through our partner ThinkQuote Get in touch with us Our network of  Coloured Glass suppliers is spread through Southern Africa. We have service partners in major cities nation wide, that can cater for your coloured glass project requirements as well any additional glass works that may be required for that specific job. Our service partners are based in: Johannesburg Durban East London Port Elizabeth Garden Route Cape Town Namibia Our network of glass suppliers are not limited by borders. Glass projects have been installed throughout Africa from our service partners in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Our service partners are capable to handle different size projects, from small once off jobs to larger projects and commercial and on going demand. All of our coloured glass suppliers offer multiple glass products and services, thus capable to meet many multiple project requirements. Post your glass project requirements through our simple 4 step enquiry form and we’ll process your information and have our coloured glass suppliers partners contact you within 24 hours. Get a...

Mirror Trends

Mirror trends are continuously evolving and the demand for more decorative mirror glass has grown. Typically the common silver mirror was framed, and this gave the finished unit depth. However, the drawback of framed mirrors, due to materials used to frame can be bulky, heavy and limited to colour and design. Mirrors finishes are available in many colours; like red, blue and green. Very specialized finishes like antique and cracked have become popular mirror trends. Also, illuminated or back lit mirrors have also made an impact to mirror trends. Ever considered coloured mirrors? Coloured Mirrors open a creative design channel to allow for contemporary upmarket mirrors; be it in kitchens, bathrooms and other living areas. Coloured Mirrors are less bulky and give a sleek neat look.  Unlimited choice of colour and design this gives, you the customer, an abdundance options. Click here view our Coloured Glass Mirror article   Get a...