Custom Glass for New Home Construction

Custom Glass for New Home Construction

When you are building a luxurious new home, a lot of the design details will be run-of-the-mill, such as choosing wood flooring or carpeting. However, every custom glass design you choose will be truly unique. You can make your home a personalized, stylish, and beautiful space with custom glass in your living room, bathroom, or kitchen. Read today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company to learn about the best places to install custom glass for new home construction.

Custom Glass for Your Kitchen

As one of the rooms you’ll spend the most time in, the kitchen is a focal point of your home. With many options for kitchen design, you can use your imagination. Since kitchen upgrades may be expensive, it’s important to make it look elegant and polished the first time around.

To create a unique space, choose distinctive and personal high-quality custom glass features. Custom glass cabinets are a great choice. A custom glass top for your kitchen island will create the perfect place for your family to enjoy meals together. Putting custom glass shelving in a kitchen window is an excellent way to display your design flair while giving your plants and flowers sunlight. A custom glass backsplash is another great option that can be designed with color and style that fits your space.

Custom Glass for Your Living Room

Imagine yourself entertaining guests during a dinner party or relaxing by the fire in your new home. You have comfy seating and gauzy curtains, but there’s something missing. Complete your fancy living room with custom glass table tops and convenient, modern shelves to display your books, photos, and other valuables. You can also protect your furniture and give it a new look by adding a clear, customized top to a coffee table.

Custom Glass for Your Bathroom

When designing the bathroom, you have the freedom to create your personal sanctuary. Some homeowners go for simplicity and a natural look, while others want a stylish and sophisticated space. Whatever your preference is, make your bathroom shine with a custom glass mirror and a premium shower. Springfield Glass Company specializes in customization. You can customize a frameless shower door or have a full glass shower enclosure installed by our pros.

Custom Glass From Springfield Glass Company

At Springfield Glass Company, we’re proud to offer a wide array of custom glass for your home. Whether your home is newly constructed or you want to add style and beauty to an existing home, we have you covered. Call (417) 883-6555 or contact us online today for a free custom glass estimate.

Custom Glass for Commercial Renovation

Custom Glass for Commercial Renovation

From expo centers and arenas to grocery stores and restaurants, many businesses in the Springfield area will undergo renovations. Whether you’re just starting a business or you’re looking to expand, renovations can be exciting and complicated. For added style and elegance, you can remodel your space with beautifully designed custom glass. Today, the experts at Springfield Glass Company clarify the benefits of custom glass for commercial renovations in different types of businesses. Read on to learn more.

Custom Glass for Event Centers

Whether it’s a wedding ceremony or a business meeting, event centers are always eager to host the next gig. Customers are always searching for the most stylish and modern spaces, so event centers must keep up with industry trends in order to thrive and grow their business. One of the main ways they do this is by renovating the building and updating the event spaces.

Custom glass is an important addition during commercial renovations at event centers. Custom glass creates open yet intimate spaces that will benefit any event, from wedding receptions to corporate conferences. Enhance your event space with custom made table tops, decorative shelves, and custom glass mirrors from Springfield Glass Company.

Custom Glass for Arenas

Entertainment venues that host concerts, sporting events, and other special attractions must always be on the lookout for ways to get an edge over the competition. The entertainment industry never stops, and arenas need renovations every so often to stay modern and attractive.

If you’ve walked around an arena’s main concourse, you’ve probably seen the glass display cases with photographs, merchandise, and signed memorabilia honoring a star player or a famous day in team history. If you’ve ever enjoyed a sporting event from the Luxury Suite at an arena, you’ve probably seen the intricate custom glass features that create that luxurious experience. At Springfield Glass Company, we offer endless options for custom glass features that will make a big difference for your arena, from your main concourse to your luxury suites.

Custom Glass for Restaurants

Since restaurants are frequented by customers on a regular basis, it’s important to keep an ornate and modern atmosphere, especially for upscale establishments. The restaurant storefront, which is what most guests first see, demonstrates the quality and distinction of the business. If your restaurant hasn’t been renovated lately, consider a custom glass redesign to entice your guests.

Springfield Glass Company handles storefront glass installation for many types of stores and restaurants. We can also create stylish custom glass for the restaurant’s entryway. There are many things we can do with custom glass, so reach out to us today to discover everything we can do for your business.

Use Custom Glass for Your Next Renovation

Whether you’re looking for display cases, mirrors, shelves, glass table tops, or something else, Springfield Glass Company can help enhance your business renovation. With our quality custom glass products and over 30 years of industry experience, we’re a company you can trust. Call us at (417) 883-6555 or contact us online for a free custom glass estimate. We look forward to hearing from you.

Custom Glass for New Commercial Construction

Custom Glass for New Commercial Construction

With the New Year in full swing, cities around the country are booming once again, and new commercial construction is growing rapidly. One popular trend is custom glass for new commercial construction. With the proper custom glass designs, your business can benefit from energy efficiency, more natural light in your building, and a stylish professional appearance. Today on the blog, Springfield Glass Company explains why custom glass is great for new commercial construction.

Custom Glass for All Types of Businesses

Custom glass can be installed at many different business sites, including but not limited to:

  • Restaurants
  • Retail Stores
  • Office Buildings
  • Shopping malls

Your business is a reflection of your own style and brand. Custom glass can add the appeal of modern architecture to your business, creating an eye-catching appearance that makes a strong statement. Whether you want to create a powerful impression on clients at your investment firm or you want to add a stylish flair to your upscale clothing storefront, custom glass features will make all the difference.

The Functionality of Custom Glass

Glass windows are incredibly user-friendly and personalized, and every glass piece can be designed in a unique way. From big projects to small projects, Springfield Glass Company is ready to bring your business dreams to life. Whether you’re interested in entryways, desk tops, display cases, shelves, mirrors, or something else, the experts at Springfield Glass can help design the custom glass you need for your successful business.

Contact Us for a Custom Glass Estimate

Springfield Glass Company sells custom glass for new commercial construction. Not only have we been in business since 1985, but we’ve been a leader in the rapid growth in custom glass for new commercial construction. Whether you need new custom glass, a replacement, or storefront glass, trust Springfield Glass Company. Contact us today for a free estimate.

Custom Glass Projects for Your Business

Are you looking for commercial custom glass?

Springfield Glass Company completes many different types of glass projects for businesses. Today, our blog lists some of the unique things we can do with commercial custom glass.

What We Can Do

In addition to exterior doors and windows, we can do many different things with glass, including:

  • Back-painted markerboards
  • Back-painted backsplashes in break rooms or clean areas
  • Shelves
  • Desktops
  • Railings
  • Screen-walls
  • Reception windows
  • Bullet resistant barriers
  • Teller line windows
  • Mirror walls and individual mirrors
  • Cabinet doors
  • Clock doors
  • Sandblast cabinet windows
  • Gauge Faces
  • One-way vision windows
  • Sound-reducing windows
  • Showers and wash-down areas
  • All-glass office partitions and doors
  • Museum displays
  • Service counters and displays
  • Showroom doors
  • Vestibules

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Get in Touch With Us Today

This is just a small list of things we’re called for every year. Contact Springfield Glass online or call us at (417) 883-6555 if you have a need and we can help you design the right solution for your business.

Is Clear Glass Actually Clear?

 Ultra clear glass in modern office building

Is clear glass actually clear? The simple answer is yes, everyday clear glass is actually clear, but there’s more to the story. Did you know that there are products that are even more clear than clear glass for use when the situation calls for it? Today, Springfield Glass Company discusses glass clarity and how different factors can impact your custom glass.

Iron Content and How it Impacts Clarity

All normal clear glass has a light green hue to it, caused by the iron content in the glass. If you hold white paper behind any non-tinted glass in your home or car, you’ll notice that the paper will have a greenish tone to it. The thicker the glass, the more noticeable the effect. You’ll be able to see this in your glass cookware as well. The greenish color is most noticeable when looking at the edge of a piece of cut glass or mirror in your home. Normal clear glass will have a very dark green edge. This is especially true of heavy glass like thick frameless shower doors.

Often, the green hue is pleasing to the eye and imparts a sense of durability and quality by accentuating the thickness of the glass. Sometimes, though, you need additional clarity to avoid a color shift of the item you want to look at behind the custom glass.

Ultra-Clear Glass

For those cases, low-iron, ultra-clear glass is available. This glass is truly ultra-clear. It is difficult to perceive the thickness of it, and the cut edges do not have the normal dark green look. The edges are so clear, they can look blue-ish like the sky or like clear water over a white-sand ocean floor. The glass itself can disappear and become invisible. The most common uses for this glass are in displaying items where the perceived color of the displayed item is particularly important. Also, when back-painting or applying logos or graphics to the back of the glass, ultra-clear glass can be very useful to keep the applied colors true.

Low-iron glass be purchased in the same variety of thicknesses as normal clear glass, and it can be cut, polished, and fabricated in all the same ways.

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Contact Springfield Glass Today

Contact Springfield Glass Company to discuss your special project and whether low-iron, ultra-clear glass is right for you.

Custom Glass: Choosing a Display Case for Collectibles – SGC

Custom Glass – How to Best Display Your Collectibles

Woman’s hand pointing at jewelry in glass display case

 

Collectibles are meant to be on display! Whatever your passion is, if you’ve spent years procuring a collection, you want to make sure that you invest in a custom glass display case to show off your collection. Or, perhaps you own a business and need display cases for your merchandise. Whatever the situation, you want to make sure that you select a perfectly-crafted display case.

Personal Collection

Many people have personal collections of valuable memorabilia or collectibles that they have spent a lot of time and money procuring. These kinds of collections should be put on display for both you and others to enjoy. One way to do this is to invest in a custom glass display case. This can be a wall-mounted display case or a bookcase-like display with shelves. In both cases, you’ll be able to enjoy the collection while keeping it protected from fingerprints, dust, and damage.

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Business

In a business, your display cases are often part of your decor. It’s an opportunity to put your products on display for customers to instantly see and admire when they walk into your store. For different businesses, you’ll want to consider different options. For instance, if you own and operate a jewelry store, you may opt for pedestal cases to display your more impressive pieces. If you own a clothing boutique, you may choose a wall display case or towers in order to highlight your inventory.

Why a Glass Display Case?

Glass display cases allow for maximum visibility. With a full custom glass display case, your valuable items will be on display from all angles. A glass case also provides a sleek and modern look for your space, while remaining easy to clean. When it comes to custom glass projects like this, the only limit is your imagination. Feel free to be creative when choosing a custom glass display case for your personal collection or for your business. Share your vision with us and let the experts at Springfield Glass Company bring it to life.

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Why Choose Springfield Glass Company for Your Custom Glass Project?

Springfield Glass Company has been in business for over 30 years. We know the ins and outs of the industry and are more than confident that we can complete your custom glass project with excellence. Contact us today for an estimate on your custom glass project! We look forward to making your design vision a reality!

Springfield Glass Company: Glass Edge Types

Beveled Glass Edge Table Top

So, you need a piece of glass for your home or business? Great, we’re here to help! Springfield Glass Company has exceptional options for custom-designed glass. One of the elements you’ll be able to pick for your glass is the type of edge you want to meet your design vision. If the edge of your piece will be seen, edge treatment will have a great effect on the feel, appearance, and usability of your glass. Read on in today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company to learn about the glass edge types you can choose from!

Common Glass Edge Options

Cut Edge

This will be a scored and snapped edge. It will be sharp and difficult to handle safely. It may have chips and rough edges. We don’t recommend this edge for direct use by our customers.

Shop Seamed Edge (for plate glass)

This is where we sand the cut edge to create a slight chamfer on the top and bottom edges of the piece to make it smooth and safer to handle. This edge will have a nice appearance and will not have chips or rough edges. This is the most common edge treatment for non-tempered glass.

Plant Seamed Edge (for tempered glass)

This will be similar to the shop seamed edge, but it will be done by a machine in a fabrication plant. This edge will be safer to handle than a cut edge but may not be suitable for exposed viewing the way a shop seamed edge is. The primary purpose for this edge is to prepare the glass for tempering, not to improve appearance.

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Flat Polished Edge

This is an edge with a nice, uniform, shiny appearance. It will be smooth and safe to handle. The top and bottom edges of the piece will be chamfered to remove sharpness, resulting in a three-sided edge that has all surfaces polished to a shine. It is decorative and pleasing to feel and look at. This is the most common edge treatment for tempered glass products that will have exposed edges.

Pencil Polished Edge

This treatment is similar to the flat polished edge except that its overall shape will be like the round edge of a pencil split lengthwise. This is the smoothest edge and has a very nice appearance.

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Beveled Edge

This process grinds away and polishes a part of the face of the glass to provide a beveled surface along the top where it transitions to the edge. The beveled edge is very decorative and is most noticeable from the face of the glass, whereas the other treatments are only visible from the edge. The width of the bevel can be selected to match the desired effect and the thickness of the glass; typically, from one-half inch to one and one-half inches. Beveled edges are most commonly used on tabletops and mirrors.

Contact Springfield Glass Company Today!

At Springfield Glass Company, we have many capabilities for glass edging, and these are just a few of the edge treatments available. Contact Springfield Glass Company to discuss other options and let us help you design your glass to match your vision. Give us a call at 417.883.6555 or send us an email at info@spfdglassmo.com.

Springfield Glass Company: Table Top Glass

Table Top Glass from Springfield Glass Company

Glass Table Top Dining Area

Springfield Glass Company sells and installs table top glass for residential and commercial use. In today’s blog, we will discuss a few things to consider that will affect your selection when picking custom glass for a tabletop.

Table Top Glass – Strength and Thickness

The most important consideration for tabletop glass is how strong the glass needs to be. If the glass will be used just to cover and protect a desk or tabletop, and it’s fully supported by the furniture itself, the strength of the glass is not as important. If the glass itself is the top, the strength of the glass is very important. Two main factors determine the strength of glass: glass thickness and glass type.
Typical thicknesses for glass tops are a one-quarter inch or one-half inch. There are numerous other thicknesses available, but these are the most common. Generally, if the glass is just covering the top, one-quarter inch is a good thickness to use. If the glass itself is the top, we will often recommend half-inch thickness for added strength.

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Table Top Glass – Safety Factors

Typical glass types for tabletops are regular plate glass or tempered safety glass. Strength requirements are one reason to pick one over the other. Safety requirements are another critical factor for this decision. Regular plate glass, also known as annealed glass, is what normal windows, mirrors, and picture frames are made of. It breaks relatively easily if subjected to a bending load. It can break into large, sharp, dangerous pieces. Tempered glass has four times the strength of plate glass relative to bending load resistance. Tempered glass is also known as safety glass and breaks into small, less dangerous pellets, as opposed to the large shards.

Table Top Glass – Choosing the Right Product

If a glass top is fully supported and does not require as much bending strength, quarter-inch plate glass is fine to use. However, if the same top might be dislodged or broken by playing children, quarter-inch safety glass would be a better choice in order to minimize the possibility of broken glass injuries. If the top is unsupported, we will typically recommend tempered glass both for strength and safety. In that case, the determination for thickness will be based on overall size.

Other things to consider when selecting glass for your tabletop are the shape, type of edge, surface treatment, and clarity of the glass. See our website for additional information on all the features available.

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Contact Springfield Glass Company Today!

At Springfield Glass Company, we have years of experience providing the best custom glass solutions for our customers, from commercial doors to residential tabletops. Contact Springfield Glass Company today to let us help you pick the best custom glass for your tabletop. Give us a call at 417.883.6555 or send us an email at info@spfdglassmo.com.