Choosing the best display and communication tool for your office, academic institution, healthcare facility, or other collaborative setting is paramount for success and customer satisfaction.
Glass markerboards are gaining in popularity, especially as more and more organizations move to hybrid and remote setups. A 2020 report by consulting and market research firm Facts & Factors Market Research projects the global glassboard market to reach a value of around $988 million by 2025—up from $550 million in 2018.
Glass markerboards and traditional whiteboards each have their own features and advantages, and deciding the best solution for your particular needs is dependent on several factors, including durability, price, usage, decorative elements, and more.
While most fabricators paint from a standard palette, Dillmeier Glass Company’s flame-forged impresses custom colors onto their surface through baking to protect your glass markerboard against chipping, fading, and scratching.
Here’s a useful breakdown of the properties, uses, common misconceptions, and more, for each.
Glass Markerboard Features & Benefits
While some might concur that glass is a risk in high-traffic areas such as academic institutions, healthcare facilities, and corporate offices, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Following a specialized five-step tempering process, glass is one of the strongest materials available, edging out plexiglass and traditional whiteboards—both of which can easily break or come apart.
Durability and strength also differentiate glass markerboards from whiteboards. Built to withstand heavy use over long periods, they’re also less likely to scratch, warp, or crack under pressure. While other typical whiteboards can be scratched, blemished, or reveal signs of previous use, glass markerboards boast a smooth, non-porous surface preventing staining and ghosting, with minimal maintenance and cleaning.
Also unlike whiteboards, glass markerboards feature several decorative elements, such as back-painting and custom color matching. While most fabricators paint from a standard palette, Dillmeier Glass Company’s special, flame-forged impresses custom colors onto their surface through baking—resulting in a sleek and polished appearance that additionally protects against chipping, fading, and scratching.
Technology integration for in-person and remote learning and work is yet another extraordinary feature of glass markerboards. They can easily be embedded with digital tablets for academic and corporate presentations across multiple disciplines on one consistent platform rather than requiring switching between board and screen.
Specifications regarding shape, width, and strategic placement demand precision—and Dillmeier Glass Company’s markerboards are shipped with everything necessary to complete easy installation to any surface.
Durability Are Traditional Whiteboards/Dry-Erase Boards Better?
A 2020 report by consulting and market research firm Facts & Factors Market Research projects the global glassboard market to reach a value of around $988 million by 2025—up from $550 million in 2018.
Whiteboards, or dry-erase boards, are often utilized in academic environments for both in-person and long-distance learning. While traditionally a mainstay in corporate offices, many are now being replaced by glass markerboards for tech integration, customizations, and their superior clarity.
While whiteboards may cost less, they’ll experience more wear and tear from regular usage due to ghosting and staining—even when regularly maintained. Long-term durability and strength position glass markerboards as more cost-effective solutions.
Dillmeier Glass Company’s proprietary packing and crating process resolves any concerns regarding associated weight and shipping costs—contributing to our outstanding 1.01 percent overall yearly replacement rate, one of the lowest in the industry.
Long-term durability and strength position glass markerboards as more cost-effective solutions.
Choosing the Best Markerboard Solution for Your Application
Glass markerboards blend cohesive design, functionality, and more. By working with an experienced fabricator such as Dillmeier Glass Company, you’ll receive a finished product exceeding your expectations.