Clear, Tinted and Pattern Glass

Color, light and form: they are the elements of what we see. Glass provides unlimited possibilities in how we see things. Glass & Mirror Craft is your one-stop source for all of them – cut, edged, drilled and finished to your specifications and to meet your deadline.

Clear Glass and Tinted Glass

The table below lists the types of glass and thicknesses we carry. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us and we’ll get it for you.

  Thickness (inch): 3/32 1/8 3/16 1/4 3/8 1/2 3/4
Clear Float Glass   ï ï ï ï ï ï ï
Low-Iron Float Glass         ï ï ï ï
Satin/Acid Etch     ï   ï ï ï ï
Low-E Guardian 71/38 ï ï ï        
  Guardian 75/68 ï ï ï        
  PPG SB60   ï ï        
  PPG SB70   ï ï        
  Pilkington Pyrolytic   ï ï ï      
Tinted Glass Gray   ï ï ï ï ï  
  Green   ï ï ï ï ï  
  Bronze   ï ï ï ï ï  
ShowerGuard Clear       ï ï ï  
  Low-Iron         ï    

Clear. Glass. They go together. And there are many types of “clear” glass – each with unique properties and applications.

Most glass commercially available today is called “float glass” because of the method used to produce it. Molten glass is “floated” onto a bed of liquid tin, where it settles into flat sheets.

Clear Float Glass

Clear Float Glass

The most common type of glass, often known as soda-lime glass, made from silicon dioxide, sodium oxide, lime, and several other chemicals, including iron compounds. These iron compounds give it a green tint that’s most noticeable when looking at glass on its edge. The green tint becomes more noticeable as glass becomes thicker; soda lime glass isn’t really “clear” at all.

Low-Iron Float Glass

Low-Iron Float Glass

To remove the green tint and allow larger, thicker panels of glass to be used in new ways, manufacturers developed low-iron glass. By replacing iron compounds with other chemicals, the green tint is eliminated, resulting in truly “clear” glass.

Satin Etch

Satin Etch

A great way to brighten a space without completely sacrificing privacy – whether it’s in a partition, stairway, door, shower enclosure or window. Clear glass is etched with acid to create a uniformly translucent surface. Unlike ground glass, the ultra-smooth surface isn’t penetrated by body oils and resists stains and fingerprints.

Tinted Glass: Grey
Tinted Glass: Green
Tinted Glass: Bronze

Tinted Glass

Tinted Glass: Adding chemical compounds to glass as it’s being formed changes its color, giving it a consistent tint throughout. Glass & Mirror Craft stocks three colors, with many others available by special order.

Patterned Glass

Patterns can be created when glass that is still partly molten is pressed between metal rollers to leave a pattern behind. Each pattern adds its own unique visual texture to your application and allows you to add light to a room while preserving a degree of privacy. The table below lists the available thicknesses of each of our patterns.

  gluechip niagara p516 spraylite floralite
Pattern Name Glue Chip Niagara P516 Spraylite Bubbles
Other Names - Rain P62, Stiplolite Aquatex -
ï ï    
3/16 ï ï ï ï  
1/4 ï        
ï ï   ï

All patterns can be tempered and used in structural and decorative lamination. Looking for a special type of glass you don’t see here? We’ll help you find it. Simply contact your G&MC sales representative.

Low-E Glass: Glass is highly emissive. Rather than reflecting heat, it absorbs and radiates it. This causes heat transfer and is an important source of heating and cooling inefficiency in buildings. Low-emissivity or Low-E glass has a special metallic coating that increases its ability to reflect heat, and helps keep the hot sun or cold wind out and your air-conditioning or heat in.