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Benefits of Reeded Glass

Suited for modular walls, dividers and partitions, and doors, the ripple-like characteristics of reeded glass promotes privacy and decorative style within healthcare facilities, corporate offices, and more.
Published June 30, 2022

Faded image of Glass Office walls in modern office and text over top that reads Benefits of Reeded GlassMore and more organizations and industries recognizing the need for quiet, separate spaces with enhanced acoustics and aesthetics are utilizing reeded glass to improve collaboration and productivity.

Designed for privacy, this textured glass style is often implemented in healthcare facilities, corporate offices, and other workplaces where confidentiality is paramount. 

Crafted by float glass manufacturers with reputable commercial glass fabricators such as Dillmeier Glass Company, reeded glass differs from ribbed or “fluted” glass through shape, thickness, and groove levels.

Below we’ll discuss the unique features and advantages of reeded glass, along with various applications. 


Reeded glass closeup with city office setting in background

Reeded glass emits subtle hints of light, while still maintaining required privacy.

What Is Reeded Glass? 

Reeded glass is a type of patterned or textured glass characterized by so-called “ripples” that can vary in size, shape, and dimensions depending upon intended use. The style is popular for workplaces prioritizing privacy, and well suited for modular glass walls, doors, partitions, and dividers. Standard thickness ranges from 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch lites

Float manufacturers press glass between metal rollers for custom “reeded” patterns, and Dillmeier Glass Company then implements unique finish work, cutting, shaping, edging, and polishing it into desired styles and specifications.

Reeded glass utilized for partitions and dividers is compatible with an in-house, proprietary drill-free clamping system—which won’t leave behind any holes, marks, or scratches upon removal. 

Is Reeded Glass Good for Privacy ?

Reeded glass is a type of patterned or textured glass characterized by “ripples” that can vary in size, shape, and dimensions depending upon intended use.

Whether utilized within healthcare, corporate office, or hospitality settings, reeded glass promotes privacy. It’s also optimal for retail displays and shelving touting wares such as jewelry, clothing, food, and beverages.

The opacity and transparency of reeded glass can be customized for various applications where privacy is important.


Is Reeded Glass Tempered? 

In short, yes. All materials fabricated by Dillmeier Glass Company undergo a multi-step tempering process whereby glass is treated within special ovens. Promoting strength, safety, and durability in accordance with ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) guidelines, such glass can withstand elements four to five times stronger than annealed glass

Key Differences Between Reeded Glass & Ribbed Glass

Reeded glass grooves are more concave and hollowed than ribbed, while boasting a “fluted,” smooth, flowing design. Consisting of either clear or low-iron glass, reeded glass promotes natural light while maintaining privacy.


Reeded Glass Decorative Options

Dillmeier Glass Company can incorporate reeded glass as decorative elements within the following industries and accompanying applications:

Retail & Hospitality
  • Partitions & Dividers
  • Bar/Lounge Areas
  • Displays & Shelving

Healthcare Facilities
  • Patient Waiting Areas
  • Exam Rooms
  • Reception Area Partitions

Offices & Other Commercial Spaces
  • Frameless Glass Walls & Doors

  • Lobby Areas
  • Conference Rooms
  • Partitions & Dividers


Reeded Glass for Versatile Applications & Industries

It’s best to work with a glass fabricator who understands your reeded glass project design goals, ensures completion on time, on budget, and with the highest standards.

Contact Dillmeier Glass Company to learn how we can assist with your reeded glass project. 

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