Gleaming glass finishes are a hallmark of today’s sleek building designs —?and that’s just part of the story.
Modern glass also combines perfectly with some of the construction industry’s latest technology, resulting in a whole new level of efficiency and affordability.
It all starts with super-slim, flexible glass, so thin that it can be rolled into long spools like paper. The rolls can carry as much as 4000 square feet of glass on a single spool, making it much easier to ship and handle than flat sheets. Processors can roll the glass onto a traditional flat building material —?medium density fiberboard (MDF), for example —?and create a durable, glistening laminate.
This is where the convergence of construction technology and contemporary glass starts to reap even bigger benefits. The glass increases the durability of the substrate, adding a scratch-resistant, easy to clean, beautiful surface that can be designed to suit any taste.
Once the job begins, builders often encounter walls or backsplashes with uneven angles and non-standard outlet holes, especially in older structures. With modern glass laminates, they can custom-cut those tricky surfaces on-site, usually only needing common handheld power tools. The custom-cut, glass-covered sheet can be installed within minutes, instead of taking several days for a special order. The result: Less waste, reduced cost.