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The Beauty of Laminated Glass

Glass | 6 July 2023

When architects and designers think about trending materials to use in interior design, laminated glass is often at the top of the list. For example: the low iron, laminated guardrails at the new 55,000 sq. ft. Coquitlam YMCA allows views between levels and encourages users to move deeper into the building to participate in more life-enhancing programs. As architectural glass manufacturers, the dedicated team of experts from PFG Glass understands the beauty of laminated glass and how it could be the perfect choice for your next project.

Be Brilliant

Laminated glass products have a clean, modern look that can easily elevate the design of any space. Plus, glass is easy to clean and maintain, which makes it a great choice for high-traffic areas.

Designers and architects have been using laminated glass for interior design applications for many years. This type of glass offers a unique look that can add character and style to any space; however, it is important to note that decorative laminated glass is not just for looks—it also provides an important safety function.

Safety Glass

Laminated glass is made by bonding two or more layers of glass together with a resin interlayer. This interlayer acts as a barrier, holding the glass in place if broken which is what makes laminated glass an excellent choice for areas where safety is a concern, such as entryways, stairwells, and other high-traffic areas.

Laminated Glass Options & Applications

There are many ways to incorporate glass into your interior design. For example: you could use laminated glass panels as wall cladding or an opaque lite to create a privacy divider between two rooms.

While laminated glass is typically clear, it can also be made in a variety of colours, translucence, and opacity. This gives designers a wide range of options when it comes to creating unique looks for their projects.

Acoustics and Sound Dampening

Laminated glass is a better sound insulator than monolithic glass and muffles most noises that would transfer right through ordinary glass. By dampening sound waves, laminated glass can help to reduce Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Outdoor/Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) noise levels in a variety of settings. This can improve the acoustic environment for workers and visitors alike, resulting in increased productivity and occupant comfort.

In addition to aesthetics and safety, laminated glass also provides forced-entry resistance and storm protection while blocking 99% of UV light. Decorative interlayers are often compatible with other interlayers including acoustical, structural, and solar absorbing.

If you are considering using decorative laminated glass in your next project, keep the following tips in mind:

  1. Work with a reputable glass company that has experience producing high-quality laminated glass.
  2. Early communication saves time and money.
  3. Be sure to discuss the thickness of glass and interlayer required.
  4. Choose a colour and opacity that will complement the overall look of your space.

Decorative laminated glass is an attractive and versatile building material that can add both style and safety to your next project. By following these tips, you can be sure that you are getting the best possible product for your needs.

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