Types of Bathroom Glass Sinks
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The bathroom glass sink is the vogue in home designs. Glass is clean, sophisticated, and versatile. The versatility of glass allows manufacturers to produce hundreds of bathroom glass sinks that have unique designs and colors. But some homeowners shy away from glass because they falsely believe that glass sinks are dangerous. Glass, after all, breaks easily. Fortunately, technology has reached a level that can produce glass of high durability.
To meet the need for durability, there are two types of glass used in sinks. These are tempered glass and laminated glass. The tempered bathroom glass sink will crack and break if a heavy object is dropped into it, but it will never shatter. The laminated bathroom glass sink, on the other hand, will remain intact. It will crack but it will not break.
As for design, there are three types of bathroom glass sinks. These are cold glass, warm glass, and hot glass. The cold glass type means that the design on the glass is being done while the glass is at room temperature. This produces a variety of bathroom glass sinks, such as stained glass, mosaic glass, and etched or carved glass. Mosaic glass is produced when colored pieces of glass are placed into an annealed glass bowl. Then the surface is coated to have a smooth surface. Colored glass sinks are produced by mixing colored powders such as blue Cobalt Oxide into the heated glass at high temperatures.
Warm glass means that the glass is exposed at temperatures between 1,100 to 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit. From the point of view of human safety, these temperatures cannot be considered warm. But based on the nature of the glass, these temperatures are not enough to completely melt it. The warm glass type produces bathroom glass sinks such as fused glass and colored glass. Fused glass is the result of fusing together several pieces of glass forming a piece that appears unbroken. The final piece is slumped to create the shape of a vessel found in bathroom glass sinks.
Hot glass means that the glass is placed in a furnace set at 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The glass melts at this temperature. Hot glass produces bathroom glass sinks such as blown glass and cast glass. The blown glass is produced when the glassmaker blows into a rod or a pipe. In this blowing process, no two bathroom glass sinks will appear the same. Cast glass is produced when melted glass is placed on top of a textured surface in order to cool down. The cool hardened glass will show the imprint of the textured surface.
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