A glass partition wall is a modern option for building office cubicles, creating a privacy screen, or introducing glass walls into your home’s decor. Functional, customizable, and up-to-date, a glass partition wall is an appealing alternative to an opaque sheetrock wall. These glass walls can be tailored to meet many budgets, practical needs, and stylistic goals. They are used not only in business settings but also in modern homes with cutting-edge designs. If you are considering glass wall partitions, the first choice to make is, “What kind of glass?”
One reason that a glass partition wall is versatile is because it can be constructed from various types of glass and glass alternatives. One of the most common choices is tempered glass. This glass is resistant to breakage, safer to remove if it does break, and available in assorted looks, shades, and textures. Tempered glass can typically be ordered with your desired appearance, and it is sufficiently durable for most home and commercial applications. Also, tempered glass works just fine with both frameless and framed glass partition wall designs.
Within the tempered glass category, partition wall customers can generally choose from clear, ultra-clear (low iron), tinted, patterned, or acid-etched options. Often homeowners, designers, and businesspersons choose a glass partition wall for its ability to let light through and keep a space feeling open and roomy. So it follows that clear or ultra-clear glass is preferred by many. Some of its benefits are:
- Boosts accountability and transparency in a business setting.
- Maintains a visual open concept while effectively dividing spaces.
- Matches with all color schemes and interior décor styles.
- Smooth surface makes for easy cleaning and care.
- Natural light is diffused throughout the space, not blocked by drywall.
On the other hand, some situations call for more privacy. In this case, vision-obscuring glass is a fantastic choice. It still allows light to pass through, but offers some seclusion. Acid etched glass gives the most privacy and has a frosted appearance. Patterned glass features a textured surface design and a mid-range level of privacy. Tinted glass slightly obscures vision, but does not really make an area private; it can be used if you want a more definitive delineation of space than that given by clear glass.
In some settings, however, a glass partition wall is at a higher risk of being fractured. This could have to do with what the space is used for – (ie home gym), who uses the space – (ie rambunctious toddler), or where the space is situated – (ie in a very high traffic part of the building/home.) Laminated glass or a glass alternative gives you a stronger partition. Glass alternatives include Plexiglas, which is acrylic sheeting, and Lexan, which is polycarbonate sheeting. Plexiglas is usually used for standard interior partitions, while Lexan is preferred for safety screens and making windows more secure.
Uses for a glass partition wall include residential and commercial applications. They can be used to give a space contemporary vibes, to create an open concept work space, to hide a less attractive appliance, and to demarcate separate rooms without visually dividing them. Examples include:
- Bathroom partition walls that hide the commode.
- Transparent master bathroom walls that make the suite feel more spacious.
- An accent wall in a modern house or apartment.
- The glass walls of a uniquely shaped conference room.
- Glass office walls.
If you’re considering a glass partition wall or wall system for your home or building, ABC Glass and Mirror would be happy to send an estimator to your site for a complimentary consultation. There is no obligation to buy, and we will follow up with an email price quote for your consideration. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call our shop at (703)257-7150.