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Frameless Glass Walls: Benefits, Features & Customizations

Durable, versatile, and safe, frameless glass walls provide a sleek appearance for effective communication within offices and other collaborative environments, while still maintaining privacy.
Published April 16, 2021

Full glass wall center office with text - Frameless Glass Walls- Benefits, Features & CustomizationsDesigned to foster intra-office communication while still maintaining privacy and design aesthetics, frameless glass walls promote natural light and control sound, among other benefits. They’re also customizable to fit your company’s specific needs. 

Easily implemented within offices or other collaborative spaces, frameless glass walls can help enhance productivity and are extremely versatile. They can easily cultivate a clean, minimalist appearance within pre-existing office designs and floor plans throughout various industries.

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The following are several common benefits, features, and customization options for frameless glass walls.

Features

Easily implemented within offices or other collaborative spaces, frameless glass walls can help enhance productivity and are extremely versatile.

An ongoing trend within the last several years, open-office environments were established to facilitate increased employee interaction. Current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions have many companies now adopting workplace configurations with sanitary and productivity measures top of mind. 

The pandemic has also led many workplaces to add transparent barriers such as tempered glass dividers and partitions. Originally developed as so-called “sneeze guards” for improved hygiene and health protection at buffets and other self-service food stations, these have pivoted toward personal protective equipment (PPE) within offices, retailers, healthcare facilities, and academic institutions. 

Frameless glass walls take this further, creating a contemporary, unobtrusive appearance. With supports only at the top and bottom of the glass, small gaps enable some sound to permeate, to effectively control and lessen distractions, while improving acoustics. 

If your project requires a specified decibel, consider Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings as a guide. Designed from lowest to highest, these indicators ensure the most appropriate levels exist where desired. Even at the lowest STC rankings, frameless glass walls still provide privacy and discretion for casual conversations.

 

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Dillmeier Glass Company offers customized frameless glass wall solutions for use in various industries and settings. 

 

Benefits

Frameless glass walls boast many advantages, including flexibility, transparency, easy maintenance, safety, and durability.

Here’s a brief rundown of several: 

Flexibility: Easily add or remove frameless glass walls with minimal disruption as design needs change. 

Maintenance: Both tempered or laminated frameless glass walls are easy to clean and won’t stain or streak. This is useful within high-traffic areas, such as conference and meeting rooms, or classrooms and lecture halls. 

Safety: Most frameless glass walls are created using tempered glass. Should this material break, it occurs via small, round pebble-like pieces, rather than shattering into sharp, dangerous shards. Consider laminated glass for added protection. If broken or shattered, its fragments create a spider web-like mesh as the glass is held in place by a protective, laminated interlayer. This specialized process promotes safety and wellness, while maintaining office productivity, and blocking damaging UV rays.  

Durability: Tempered glass is four-times stronger than non-tempered glass. When laminated, frameless glass walls provide increased strength and protection. Both tempered and laminated glass withstand higher levels of stress, damage, and breakage. 

 

Customizations

Whether you’re incorporating customized color palettes, adding privacy measures, or reducing UV rays, consider the following custom decorative elements provided by Dillmeier Glass Company: 

 

Back-Painting & Color-Matching

Choose from standard color palettes such as yellow, blue, green, grey, purple, red and orange, or work with an experienced fabricator offering customized color-matching and back-painting

Dillmeier Glass Company’s specialized ceramic ink process ensures your back-painted glass won’t chip, fade, or scratch over time.

 

Silkscreening & Sandblasting

Customize any pattern with specialized silkscreening for a durable, custom image prior to tempering. 

Automated sandblasting processes easily apply frosted logos, designs, shapes and images to any frameless glass wall. 

  

Tinted Glass

Consider tinted glass for moderate discretionary measures, while still blocking damaging UV rays. This customization can save energy and help lower electric and cooling expenses. 

 

Frameless glass walls boast many advantages, including flexibility, transparency, easy maintenance, safety, and durability. 

A Seamless Solution

When selecting the appropriate solution for your project, it’s best to work with an experienced fabricator, such as Dillmeier Glass Company, for guidance and assistance. 


Contact us today to discuss frameless glass wall options and customizations for your current project.

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