You probably have not given much thought to the glass object in most people’s pockets these days (yes the cell phone) or the millions of other products made from glass.
When Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace was built in London in 1850 for the first World’s Fair, it was the most massive and striking building constructed from nearly 293,660 panes of glass. The amount of glass used was equivalent to 1/3 of what Britain manufactured in a whole year!
Thanks to tax cuts which made glass cheaper, the new “sheet of glass” was developed which also made manufacturing a lot quicker and more efficient. Today’s interior glass door solutions are strong, recyclable and keep their shape!
As more people began to have access to glass, somehow natural light became far more available too!
The previous buildings made of brick were very dark inside with no way to see outdoors. People started to incorporate glass into their buildings in the form of glass windows which allowed ample natural light to flow through, uplifting morale and giving way to the indoor plant!
Believe it or not, seeds were hauled from China, India and North America to Britain inside a functional glass cover!
From Glass Office Enclosures in car dealerships to hospitals needing to re-purpose a work area in seconds, interior glass room dividers, swing doors & barn doors offer a functional solution!
From Commercial Work Spaces to Banks, Libraries and Court Houses, interior glass doors solutions offer functionality, flexibility and sustainability very time.
It is not just about seeing natural light or that glass offers transparency, it also became clear that glass is very special due to its atomic structure in its solid form. It resists repeated structure of crystalline materials and instead, as liquid glass turns solid, the atoms are frozen into a random arrangement. This is one of the reasons glass is so strong!
When glass is free from impurities and scratches, it can be stronger than many metals. Tempered glass is safe and will never break into large shards. Laminated glass is made with a film in the middle of two pieces of glass which is also very safe. From frosted to milky glass, clear and textured, you can select the glass type that suits your project the best!
Glass is basically a workhorse giving us a way to create an extra room without construction!
See the beautiful sliding glass doors and aluminum frames that make up this sleeping area in an open loft environment.
Open air decorative room dividers also save energy! You can share lighting, heating and air conditioning while providing visual privacy to your bedroom area. We have had many of our room dividers installed since our first year in business in 2005 with no issues at all. They still look brand new!
Glass is strong!
Click on the link to read more about a student experience where the wine glasses did NOT break!
After breaking glass mugs in the first experiment, the concept of the “weakness”of glass is in the students’ minds. To flip this perspective, we perform an experiment to show that glasses can withstand high compressive loads.
Today’s interior glass door solutions are strong, easy to install, allow for natural light to flow through and are made with safety & style to optimize functionality in any room.
Modern room dividers save space too. Wall slide door hugs the wall and covers the laundry area with style. Households also favor these due to the fact that modern glass room dividers allow natural light to flow throughout the living space and create happy energy.
Double swing door with laminated glass closes off the formal dining room whenever you want to!
Closet doors, room dividers, glass walls, partitions, swing doors, barn doors and frameless glass doors are just a phone call away! Get started with a FREE consultation today!