Not sure which type of glass you require? Toughened, Sandblasted or perhaps Tinted?

We produce a wide range.

At Table Glass Online we create glass for numerous customers and everyone has different needs.
As glass is used for a wide variety of applications, please read on for brief a description on each, feel free to contact us if you want to know more.

Known widely as ‘clear toughened’, this glass is used typically for glass tables and glass table covers, however we’ve also supplied this glass for artists creating bespoke art work. Toughened glass comes in the following thicknesses; 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm and 19mm. This glass can have polished or unpolished edges depending on the application, if you see the edges have them polished, if the glass is going into a frame, then consider unpolished.

Optiwhite Low Iron
This type of glass is a purer version of clear toughened, it has a lower iron content, giving it a less ‘green’ tinge when looking through the thickness of the glass. It is used for numerous applications, one notable being if you want to back paint your glass in a light colour, use Optiwhite. Optiwhite low iron glass comes in the following thicknesses; 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm and 19mm.

Please see the images below highlighting the difference between 10mm Clear Toughened, and 10mm Optiwhite Low Iron. The thickness compared is 10mm, the thinner the glass is the less noticeable the difference.

Optiwhite Low Iron VS Clear Toughened
Clear Toughened (left) VS Optiwhite Low Iron (right)
Clear Toughened (left) VS Optiwhite Low Iron (right)
Clear Toughened (left) VS Optiwhite Low Iron (right)

Glass with ClearShield
ClearShield is a coating which reduces cleaning time for your glass, it is has antimicrobial benefits, preventing harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi building up on the surface.

Sandblasted glass is toughened glass which has been Sandblasted to give it a frosted appearance. This is used to give the glass a semi opaque finish, used commonly to mask defects on surfaces which the glass is protecting.

Tinted glass comes in a limited range of colours; blue, green, bronze, yellow and grey. Commonly used to replace outdoor furniture such as rattan furniture. This glass comes in 6mm, and 10mm from within the UK, the bronze and grey are widely used for external glass furniture, however they look great inside also. See images below for an idea of how these two colour look, be aware that light conditions will alter the visual appearance.

Grey Tinted
Grey Tinted
Bronze Tinted
Bronze Tinted

Coloured glass is very expensive, so in the industry for glass to achieve an opaque coloured look, it is back painted. Toughened glass can be back painted near enough any colour, if wanting white or yellow for example, then select Optiwhite as a base, this will enable a truer representation of the colour through the thickness of the glass. 4mm to 19mm is the common thickness range. Replacement garden furniture glass can be back painted by the customer, we explain the methodology here; It’s easy to do and ends up saving you money!

Toughened Laminate
Toughened Laminate glass is toughened glass laminated together to make a more durable glass. For example circular well covers that need to be walked on will be 33mm in thickness. The thickness ranges are as follows 11.5mm, 13.5mm, 17.5mm 21.5mm, 28.5mm, 33mm, 38mm.

If you’d like to know more about the glass types we supply then please contact us via email or phone us directly on 01225 667125.

2 thoughts on “Glass Types

  • Looking for circular replacement glass for rattan table diameter 1360mms ,6mm thick clear glass, toughened with a centre hold 40mm. also with expected delivery costs. Many thanks

    1. Hi Pauline, delivery costs can vary depending on location, typically the south UK is £48 inc VAT. The glass would cost £203.11 inc VAT.

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