A flat polish is a flat edge with a small 45-degree chamfer on the very top and bottom. For custom made ½” and thicker Glass Table Tops, a flat polish is recommended. It is economical and is the best way to show the thickness of the glass.
Beveling creates a decorative angle starting near the edge of the glass. For example, a 1″ bevel will start 1″ from the edge of the glass. Beveled edges are very economical on stock sizes, however, pricing becomes higher for custom cut sizes and is especially expensive on curves.
A seamed edge has been sanded and it may be rough, slightly chipped and jagged, but it will not be sharp. It is the most economical edge but it’s only recommended if the edges will be completely covered. For Glass Protector Tops, table tops, shelves, or anywhere the edge will be seen, only polished edges should be ordered.
Clear Glass vs Ultra Clear Glass
Ultra Clear low iron glasses contain approximately one quarter of the iron content of standard clear float glass, providing an ultra clear glass that is crystal clear in appearance. Ultra Clear glass is ideal in decorative and furniture applications, showcases, showers, shop fronts and toughened glass entries.
Grey Glass or smoked glass in lay terms; is a tinted soda lime glass that is primarily used to restrict or reduce light transmission (transfer) as well as for decorative applications. Generally used for windows, grey glass can be used to prevent fading of furnishings, carpeting, clothing, artwork, etc. It is also used to add a level of privacy. Grey glass is suitable for commercial and home use.
Bronze glass can be used anywhere you want to bring a high-style look to your home. Our bronze glass is a coppery-tinted glass with a little bit of glare reflectance. This uniquely-tinted glass is suitable for use anywhere standard glass is used.
Acid Etch Glass
Acid-etched glass refers to annealed glass that has been treated with hydrofluoric acid to give its surface a frosted look. Entire sheets of glass can be acid-etched or small sections can be treated to add specific designs.