The use of metallics in decorative glass design

There are a host of features we can incorporate into decorative glass design, and one of the most sought-after design features is the use of metallics. It’s often used in conjunction with laminated decorative glass for several applications, which we’ll explore later.

How are metallics used in laminated decorative glass?

Laminated safety glass comprises two or more panes of glass that are held firm with a resin-based glue before being heated and pressed. The metallic effects are typically added using a fabric which is inserted between the panes. On one side will be a metallic layer. The material is perforated to allow light to enter. The metallic feature in decorative glass presents different appearances to the observer depending on the amount and angle of the daylight. The external pane of glass reflects sunlight to ensure onlookers can’t see the interior of the building while you can still see out.

Where is metallic decorative glass used?

Due to its active safety properties, laminated glass is used for high roofs, balconies, terrace balustrades, and skylights. Where you have expansive glass facades on a building, metallic decorative glass provides a unique surface appearance and makes glass structures more mesmerising. The excellent privacy option metallic glass offers can also be incorporated within the interior design as a partition between rooms. We have a wide variety of glass options available, including various metallic designs that can deliver a distinctive and compelling aesthetic to the exterior of your building, so contact our team to arrange a survey.