Custom Glass Shelves Buying Guide
Glass is the elegant solution that adds the designer touch to any room. Transparent custom glass shelves can be used to emphasizes a bright and white area.
In a dark area, they add depth and prevent the look from being too heavy. For a contemporary look use glass tints and patterns.
When shopping for custom glass shelves, remember that not all glass is the same. It’s easy to order exactly what you need by following these guidelines.
Custom Glass Shelves Ordering
Tempered Vs. Annealed: Tempered glass is much stronger than annealed glass. Tempered glass breaks into many small pieces when broken and usually never cracks. Annealed glass does not shatter into small pieces. If broken, the piece will crack into large shards. Annealed glass is cheaper to buy. Tempered glass is used most often for shelves and table tops.
Thickness: Glass comes in thicknesses of 3/16” to ½” with ¼” and 3/8” being the most popular thicknesses. Thickness should be based on how heavy of a load you will be placing on the shelf. Use our glass weight load calculator to determine the thickness of glass you need.
Glass Tint: Glass not only comes in traditional clear but also in tints and colors including grays and bronzes. Patterns from frosted to rain or bamboo are also options.
Edge Finish can vary from flat, beveled or rounded.
Our custom tempered glass shelves are durable and safe. Our custom cut tempered glass shelves allow you to get just the look you desire.