When it comes to choosing materials for a commercial interior project—such as an office, retail store or hotel—you only want to use the very best. The same goes for the manufacturer.
One component consistently appearing in these spaces, especially throughout the past several years, is glass. This multipurpose material can be fabricated into various products, including, among others: table tops, shelves, display cases, doors and walls. Not only is glass versatile, it's oftentimes custom-ordered, and cut, shaped and back-painted, as desired.
HERE ARE SEVERAL BENEFITS OF ORDERING CUSTOM INTERIOR GLASS PRODUCTS:
Vision Turned Reality
Customization gives life to the imagination, enabling the visions in one's mind to take physical form.
For instance, Jocelyn Chiappone, interior designer and owner of Rhode Island-based Digs Design Company, recalled working on a newly reconstructed hotel. Part of her design required the shower walls in the bathrooms to mirror the color of the sinks. To accomplish this, a glass manufacturer would need to conduct a color-matching process to ensure recreation of the correct hue. From there, the manufacturer’s trained team would back paint the glass walls so the colors of both products match perfectly, making it appear they were created together.
Customization guarantees the uniqueness of each creation by including one-of-a-kind, made-to-order glass pieces.
More and more people are becoming aware of the impact of our actions on the environment. The construction industry, in particular, has made strides to change the way both residential and commercial structures are built, so they don’t cause additional harm to our planet.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) program is just one indication of eco-friendliness within the construction industry, as well as among those living and working in these buildings. LEED offers detailed guidelines for architects and contractors to embrace “green” features, whether a new construction or renovation.
Utilizing sustainable materials is one aspect of LEED. Glass not only increases the amount of light in a space, whether as windows or wall systems—simultaneously improving energy efficiency, too—but can also be recycled repeatedly.
Easy to Maintain
Keeping glass products clean is pretty simple, especially when adhering to certain maintenance tips. For example, the first step is to rinse the glass with water. Doing so ensures all the excess dirt is gone before you apply the cleaning solution, which should be non-abrasive. If you skip this step, you’ll just move around debris rather than get rid of it. Avoiding the use of any type of metal blade or knife on the glass is also imperative, as this could scratch the surface.
Regularly checking the material to ensure it’s clean and undamaged is also helpful.