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It's Hip To Be Square!

More times than we can count, we get asked if we can do what most other glazing companies can't or will not do. It has become a mantra of sorts that when asked said question we reply, "that's our specialty!" Below are photos of an enclosure that may seem daunting to others, but is right up our alley! 

Tony Contreras, one of our senior estimators, was able to provide a beautiful enclosure to a somewhat unusual (not so much to us) set up. When asked about this project, Tony had this to say:

This particular job was unique. It had to make sense to the Designer, and most importantly, with the needs and practical use for the homeowners without going overboard. The job is located in Orinda and it took 2 trips to complete and, as you can see, the ultimate result is fantastic! It pays off when you plan things the right way!
— Tony Contreras, Estimator

This unit was created using our low-iron Starphire glass and rounded square clips. Using the Starphire glass was a great choice as you see the stunning stone work inside the unit while also giving the bathroom space and depth that standard clear glass wouldn't have achieved. 

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No Paint, No Gain

Over the past several months we have been getting tons of calls asking for painted glass. There must be something in the air because I have personally done 3 this month alone. You can see in our gallery this isn't new territory for us but we keep getting surprised with new and interesting applications. Below is a job of mine where we did several painted glass boxes for the bathrooms and wet bars.

Painted glass niche.

Painted glass niche.

Painted gl  ass niche.

Painted glass niche.

Painted glass kitchen back splash.

Painted glass kitchen back splash.

In order to maintain the color and have it not be obscured with a tint we use 1/4"-1/2" Starphire glass. 1/4" is typically used in back-splashes and boxes whereas the thicker glass is used for painted glass walls, table tops, and dividers. 

The entire process is as follows:

  1. We first do our Free Estimate and take our measurements.  
  2. A quote is then prepared and emailed along with a photo or physical sample of the requested color. 
  3. Once a go-ahead is given, we order and dry fit the annealed glass. 
  4. If all is well, we send it out to be tempered and then painted. 
  5. We install the glass.

The whole process is different from our normal 7-10 business day lead time. It takes 4-6 weeks depending on scale. 

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