Crystal Clear: A Blog About the Wonderful World of Glass

Maintain the Flair of Your Kitchen Glass Splashbacks with These Effective Cleaning Tips

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Maintain the Flair of Your Kitchen Glass Splashbacks with These Effective Cleaning Tips

Your kitchen splashbacks are meant to protect your kitchen walls against spillages and splashes. There are several splashback materials that you can choose from, including tile, acrylic, and stainless steel among others. However, in terms of versatility, design, and aesthetic appeal, glass splashbacks often appeal the most to homeowners. In order to get the full advantage of your kitchen glass splashbacks, however, it’s very important to ensure regular maintenance. The best way to do that is to have a regular cleaning schedule. However,...

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Clues to the Quality of Art Glass

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Clues to the Quality of Art Glass

If you are looking for something to add visual interest to your home, art glass is the way to go. While many pieces of art glass are functional, some of them may not be, and that’s why you need to be very careful in your decision to invest in art glass in your home. Knowing the usability of each of these types is very important in choosing the perfect one for your home. However, regardless of your intention of buying a piece of art glass, you should be able to recognise the best quality and here are a few clues to help you. Distribution...

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What to Do, and What to Avoid, When You Need Emergency Glass Repair

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What to Do, and What to Avoid, When You Need Emergency Glass Repair

When there is a broken window or patio door wall at home or a broken pane of glass at the front of your commercial building, you want to call for emergency glass repair at once. This will ensure the glass is replaced as quickly as possible so your home or store is secure. While most emergency glass repair companies can come to your location within hours, even in the middle of the night, you want to know what to do in the meantime and especially if you have a very long wait. Note a few important tips to consider. 1. Clean up the area While you...

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Why a Glass Splashback is Better Than a Tiled One

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why a Glass Splashback is Better Than a Tiled One

Many people are torn between whether they should install a ceramic tile or glass splashback in their kitchen during a kitchen-remodeling project. This article discusses some of the reasons why you should choose a glass splashback for your kitchen. Less Chance of Microbes A kitchen should be as free from microorganisms (such as bacteria) as possible so that the food prepared does not compromise the health of family members. Glass splashbacks help to reduce the likelihood that bacteria will breed in your kitchen because the splashback is easy...

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Choosing The Best Glass Replacement For Your Office: The 2 Best Materials

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choosing The Best Glass Replacement For Your Office: The 2 Best Materials

Glass accidents occur all the time. If you are worried that you have a glass crack or a shatter in your office, keep calm. In most cases, particularly if your glass has shattered, the segment of broken glass needs to be completely replaced. Now, in your office environment, you will obviously want to have a modern yet sturdy glass that can withstand forces. In many cases, however, people tend to choose the basic annealed glass when looking to make repairs. The issue with annealed glass, is that it is a thin glass which is prone to being...

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What gear to use when performing your own glass repair

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What gear to use when performing your own glass repair

Repairing glass windows is usually not the simplest form of home maintenance you can perform. In most cases the best solution is to get a professional glazier to perform the repairing for you. This is especially true if the damage is severe or if the window is placed in an awkward or hard to reach position. However, if you are confident that you can perform a glazier’s work without damaging the window or yourself, it is possible to perform glass repair by yourself. A very important thing to remember if you opt to do this is, however,...

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Cleaning and Protecting Your Shower Screen

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cleaning and Protecting Your Shower Screen

Is finding a solution for the scum-, fog-, and water-stained glass of your shower screen a challenge? If so, don’t worry! Your shower screen might be subject to the mineral deposits from your shampoo’s chemicals, hard water, body oils, soaps, or harsh scrubbing with various toxic cleaners. Since untreated glass might be porous, it can easily absorb these minerals and make cleaning even more difficult. As such, you can easily create that magnificent ambiance when you step into your bathroom by following the following guidelines to...

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Keeping Your Shower Screens Looking Like New: 3 Ways to Prevent Soap Scum

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Keeping Your Shower Screens Looking Like New: 3 Ways to Prevent Soap Scum

It’s surprising how quickly soap scum can accumulate on shower screens, and make them look absolutely filthy. If you want to avoid spending an entire day scrubbing away at soap scum and hard water stains, here are 3 simple tips on how to keep these annoying messes at bay. Always Squeegee The Screens After a Shower Soap scum is the buildup of soap deposits once they have interacted with the minerals in hard water. It takes a while for the soap scum to harden and accumulate. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time and elbow grease...

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The Benefits of Aluminium Window Frames

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Benefits of Aluminium Window Frames

Are the window frames in your home looking a little worse for wear? Before you upgrade them to a traditional wood or PVC option, you should consider the growing trend of aluminium window frames. Here are some of the benefits: Totally weather proof. If you need to invest in exterior window frames, it’s particularly important to consider how your frames will hold up to the elements. With a natural material like wood, there are some problems you might encounter, such as warping, and mould and fungus growth when exposed to...

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Rookie’s Guide to Windscreen Repair

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Rookie’s Guide to Windscreen Repair

Aside from allowing for visibility, a windscreen is a weather barrier that protects vehicle occupants from outside elements. While performing these important functions, windscreen damage becomes almost unavoidable. It is important for all car owners to know about windscreen repairs as they will probably need to have them performed at some point. Here is a useful primer on windscreen repairs for novice car owners. Why repair a damaged windscreen? Windscreen damage can occur abruptly. At any time you are on the road, a stone or bird might hit a...

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