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Shelving plays a subtle but important role in a room’s storage capabilities and visual appeal. Glass shelves offer a sleek, modern look and are often more versatile and durable than traditional models made from wood or metal. Here’s how the right glass shelves can liven up any room in a home.
Glass shelves can be used beautifully in virtually any piece of furniture or cabinetry, or completely on their own on the wall. And with so many varieties and styles available—including frosted and tinted glass—glass shelves easily match established looks or create interesting new looks on their own. Additionally, glass shelves are elegant enough to display expensive decorative pieces, but they’re also sturdy enough to store everyday items like books, picture frames, and electronics.
Shelves made from wood may warp, sag, or degrade over time, and there’s always the risk of rust with metal shelves. Glass remains pristine and generally won’t need replacement for a very long time, even when it’s used in damp environments like kitchens and bathrooms. Glass shelving is also easier to clean—just a few drops of glass cleaner and a cloth are enough to keep glass sparkling and free of dust and debris.
Because glass shelves are see-through, they won’t overshadow or distract from valuable, decorative pieces or other furniture elements. They also let guests see more of each item, and from interesting angles. Additionally, even frosted and tinted glass styles allow both natural and artificial light to flow through, creating unique visual effects and keeping displays bright and open.
If you need to replace glass shelves, the experienced technicians at Santa Fe Glass can provide expert service. For more than 60 years, Santa Fe Glass has been a family-owned staple for residential and commercial glass services in the Kansas City metro area. To schedule glass replacement services, contact us today.
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For as long as human beings have used fire, they have gathered around it for warmth, comfort, and the transfixing draw of a lit flame. From caves to castles all the way to modern homes, the fireplace has never gone out of style. Robax Glass offers the perfect combination of transparency and resistance to heat, making it the ideal choice of glass for any home’s fireplace.
Robax Glass is unlike other glass. While most glass is made from silica, Robax Glass is actually transparent ceramic. Regular tempered glass is usually not suitable for use in any temperature exceeding 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Robax Glass, by contrast, can withstand temperatures of nearly 1400 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to be used as original manufacturer glass in furnaces and fireplaces. That’s because ceramic has a substantially lower rate of thermal expansion, meaning it will not expand and crack when exposed to heat for prolonged periods.
Robax Glass is strong enough to be used in a variety of high-temperature applications. After Robax Glass is fired and allowed to cool, it is briefly reheated to partially crystallize the glass. This gives it the transparency of glass but the strength of ceramic.
If you need replacement glass for a high-heat area, Robax Glass is an unsurpassed option. Santa Fe Glass can help you select and install the perfect glass for your needs. Whether you are looking for glass for a commercial or residential project, our family-owned business has the experience and expertise to help you make the right choice. Call our Independence, MO location at 816-254-5515, or contact us online today.