Can you spot the difference?

Did you know there are different types of clear glass?

Often when customers are asking for a splashback they are unaware of this fact, so we decided to put together this little article to help clear up any questions in regards to this subject.

Clear Float Glass - Thickness availability 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm
Clear float glass comes with a green tint, this is due to the iron oxide content found naturally in the raw materials used to produce this product.

  • The thicker the clear float glass the greener the tinge will be.
  • When the size of the clear float glass increases so does the colour of the green/black edge.
  • When looking front-on to a piece of clear float glass it may look clear to the eye, but once turned on its side the green tinge is very visible.   
  • Although clear float is cheaper we would not recommend using it for your splashback, due to the colour distortion it can cause once painted.
  • Clear float glass has a lower light transmission rate, this means the amount of external light that passes through the glass.
  • Clear float glass can be toughened, laminated, cut and painted.

White Paint on Float vs Ultra Clear

Ultra Clear & Starphire Glass - Thickness availability 6mm, 10mm
Ultra clear and Starphire low-iron float glass deliver a clarity that can't really be compared to the standard clear float glass.

  • Elevates natural light in a space.
  • Contains less than 1⁄10 of the iron present in typical clear glass.
  • Keep its distinctive clear colour all the way to the edges.
  • When painted this glass projects clear vibrant colours true to that of the colour chosen.
  • Can be used in showers, office partitions, staircases, splashbacks to produce clarity in a space.
  • This glass type can also be toughened, laminated, cut and painted just like normal float glass.

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