Get Familiar With the Most Popular Glass Edges Available
People are largely unaware about the technicalities regarding glass edges and how they can make a difference. However, understanding the same is relatively easy and will help you select the right glass edge.
Glass and glass edges undergo different treatments that affect the functionality and performance of the end product. Glass edging increases safety and enhances the aesthetics of a glass type. It also improves the tolerance of the glass and prevents glass chipping.
Just A Few Popular Glass Edges
Seamed edges are otherwise known as swiped seams or swiped edges. Technicians and glass suppliers use a sanding belt to sand off sharp edges, which then gives us a safe glass product. Seamed edges are often used for applications where the edges of the glass piece are not exposed. The benefit of this technique is safe handling; however, this is not an ideal treatment for decorative pieces.
Grind and Chamfer
In this kind of glass edges, glass suppliers are involved in flat grinding glass edges. This procedure is carried out so that the edges are made smooth. In this technique a belt is used across the top and bottom edges of the glass to eliminate sharpness and chipping. When the treatment is completed, the result is a smooth chamfer top and bottom with an outer ground edge. Chamfered edges are available in straight or curved bevels and are commonly found in frameless mirrors.
This treatment is achieved with the use of a diamond embedded grinding wheel. The wheel is used to create a rounded edge and the result is a frosty, satin or matte glass finish. This grind is also called a semi-polished edge.
Pencil polished glass edges are usually used for aesthetic purposes. In this technique, a smooth, shiny, glossy finish is achieved. Since this technique has a unique clean finish, it is used for decorative pieces. Pencil polished edges are similar to pencil grind edges.
In this method, the edges of a glass are cut and then flat polished; the result is a sleek, glossy or shiny appearance. Usually this treatment employs a 45° angle chamfer on the top and bottom glass edges to remove any sharp edges.
Why Glass Edging
Glass edges enhance the beauty as well as improve the safety and durability of your glass piece. Be it table tops, glass furniture or other custom pieces, glass edging treatments allow glass suppliers to craft each piece to precision. Be it standard or specialty edgework on your glass, Mirodec can replicate your ideas. Some of the common edging techniques we excel in include waterfall edging, 3G edging, hammering, pencil edging, bullnose edging, and OG edging. With these techniques, you can receive custom pieces with quality edgework.
Specialty edgework gets rid of any uneven glass edges and enhances the appearance of a glass piece. Glass edging also eliminates any sharp edges if present. Smoothed edges assure safety and durability. To know more about glass edging, contact UAE’s largest manufacturer Mirodec today.