Available in several types, a classic choice.
Is best described as 2 sheets of clear glass with a film sandwiched in between that is thermally fused to both sheets of glass. Depending on the film that is used, you can achieve a different effect. The film interlayer comes in different colors and can be opaque or semi-transparent to varying degrees. The interlayer can even be clear. The most popular is a semi translucent film that gives the glass the effect of frosted glass. The film is translucent enough to allow light through, however it is opaque enough to obscure whatever is behind the glass. It is important to note though that objects that are close to or touching the glass will result in shadows. Laminated glass has the benefit of being very safe. In the event that the glass were to be broken, the interlayer holds all of the pieces of glass together minimizing the chance of injury, when it breaks, it shatters the same way a car windshield would. When compared to sandblasted or acid etched glass, Komandor’s laminated frosted glass also has the benefit of having a more uniform frosted effect and it has a smooth glass surface on both sides which means it is easy to keep clean and doesn’t show fingerprints. Since this insert has a smooth glass surface on both sides, it is ideal for partition doors or wall partition applications. It is also used in closet and cabinet door applications.
Is generally used for cabinet doors or partitions (such as office door and wall partitions). Where applications require clear glass, the glass is tempered or laminated glass is used (in the case of laminated glass, tempering is not required). Clear glass can have logos, patterns and lettering sandblasted into it for a more custom look. Clear glass can also be tinted (typically grey or brown) and comes in a variety of thicknesses which mean it can be used in many different types of applications from cabinet door inserts, shelves, table tops, frameless hinged doors, partition walls and sliding doors,
Is clear glass that has a pattern on it. This glass is typically used for cabinet doors. Some common examples include rain glass, fluted glass, crackle, bubble and reeded or cross reeded glass. The opacity or the degree of transparency mainly depends on the pattern chosen. Some patterns come with an acid etch or sandblasted option to make them opaque. Architectural glass is not typically used for large, full size applications such as closet doors or partition panels because the raw sheets are not sold in a large enough size.
Please visit Komandor’s showroom at 309 Horner Ave., Toronto to see some examples of doors with different types of glass inserts.